This opportunity is closed for applications

The deadline was Thursday 29 July 2021
Department of Business Energy and Industrial Strategy

Azure Migration Specialist

8 Incomplete applications

7 SME, 1 large

10 Completed applications

10 SME, 0 large

Important dates

Published
Thursday 15 July 2021
Deadline for asking questions
Thursday 22 July 2021 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Thursday 29 July 2021 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Specialist role
Technical Architect
Off-payroll (IR35) determination
Contracted out service: the off-payroll rules do not apply
Summary of the work
The candidate is required to work with the in-house team to migrate the current platform (private cloud) to Azure Platform.
Latest start date
Monday 23 August 2021
Expected contract length
6 Months
Location
London
Organisation the work is for
Department of Business Energy and Industrial Strategy
Maximum day rate
Up to £530

About the work

Early market engagement
None
Who the specialist will work with
The Support team is embedded with the Analytical community and serves other external departments, but all users are Analysts (Statisticians, Economists, Operational Researchers and Social Researchers).
What the specialist will work on
To migrate a private cloud platform to Azure Platform.

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Westminster, London.
Working arrangements
Hybrid working, London Office and working from home.
Security clearance
Willing to undergo Security Clearance (SC).

Additional information

Additional terms and conditions

Skills and experience

Buyers will use the essential and nice-to-have skills and experience to help them evaluate suppliers’ technical competence.

Essential skills and experience
  • Have minimum 3 years demonstrable experience in working in an Azure cloud environment - 12 points
  • Have minimum 5 years experience working in technology - 9 points
  • Evidence of migrating, application and data from on premise environment to a cloud environment - 12 points
  • Experience of working with a Microsoft Windows Server environment (any version) - 9 points
  • Experience of working with an Ubuntu Linux Server environment (any version) - 9 points
  • Have experience of working with sensitive and secure data (commercial or personal) - 12 points
  • Have experience of building infrastructure as code - 9 points)
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Ubuntu Bash scripting – 9 points
  • Powershell scripting – 9 points
  • SQL scripting – 9 points

How suppliers will be evaluated

All suppliers will be asked to provide a work history.

How many specialists to evaluate
3
Cultural fit criteria
  • Able to work in a small multi-skilled team (less than 10) - 9 points
  • Willing to help develop other colleagues' capability - 9 points
Additional assessment methods
  • Reference
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

60%

Cultural fit

15%

Price

25%

Questions asked by suppliers

1. Is there a preferred supplier/incumbent?
No
2. Is there any flexibility with the maximum day rate of up to £530?
No that is our advertised rate.
3. Could you please provide breakdown of further stages with dates? When exactly the final decision would be made?
We aim to complete first shift of the applications a one week after we have all the responses. We will notify the top 3 candidates after the shift the week after. All this dependent on availability of reviewers and interview dates.
4. What is the expectation for hybrid working? Is there a requirement to be onsite in London for a minimum 1 day per week or more, or is there flexibility?
Yes the plan is to work in hybrid environment- there is an expectation to be in office at least one day a week.
5. Please can you confirm the split between home working and being in the office?
Yes but to be in office at least one day a week.
6. What is the current platform?
The platform is on a Private Cloud operating of Windows operating system.
7. Would you be willing to start a candidate that does not have SC Clearance?
Yes but there will be some restrictions prior to the getting the SC Clearance.