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The deadline was Tuesday 11 January 2022
Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency

PS/21/233 - Provision of Migrations Technical Lead

7 Incomplete applications

7 SME, 0 large

12 Completed applications

12 SME, 0 large

Important dates

Published
Tuesday 4 January 2022
Deadline for asking questions
Thursday 6 January 2022 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Tuesday 11 January 2022 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Specialist role
Technical Architect
Off-payroll (IR35) determination
Supply of resource: the off-payroll rules will apply to any workers engaged through a qualifying intermediary, such as their own limited company
Summary of the work
The Technical Lead will support the following project outcomes:

Migration of all DVLA users and clients to new Active Directory (AD) – Current Phase

Plan / deliver migration of all infrastructure services and servers to new AD

Plan/ deliver migration of all applications and application servers to new AD
Latest start date
Monday 4 April 2022
Expected contract length
2 years
Location
Wales
Organisation the work is for
Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency
Maximum day rate
Max £950 day rate (inclusive of T&S and exc VAT)

About the work

Early market engagement
N/A
Who the specialist will work with
The Specialist will work directly with the SISC Project team (including Architecture) and the Staff Security and Identity Management (SSIM) team responsible for the delivery of the new AD and migration of Windows 10 users and devices between domains.

Resource will also be required to engage with BAU support teams to discuss and plan subsequent application and infrastructure migrations.
What the specialist will work on
Staff Identity and Security Controls (SISC) project, requires a skilled, Migrations Technical Lead to assist with planning/coordination of AD migration workstreams including:

• Mass migration of Windows 10 users/devices

• Migration of all other services application and Infrastructure including (but not limited to) DNS/ DHCP/EPO
(AV)/Exchange/Monitoring/Printing/Fileshares, plus underlying hosting platforms to new AD.

The Specialist will be required to work with Microsoft Windows Server platforms (2012R2 or newer) and Microsoft AD/AAD (hybrid), have good knowledge/experience of other technologies such as SCCM/Microsoft PKI/SQL Server/SharePoint and legacy applications to coordinate migration planning activities with support of SME’s from BAU application/Infrastructure teams.

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
The work will take place in DVLA offices in Swansea (DVLA, Morriston, Swansea & DVLA, RLDC, Swansea), however considering the current COVID-19 outbreak and in line with Government guidance in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, supplier resource will work remotely (within the UK). At the point where ‘working from home’ restrictions are lifted the supplier resource could be required to work onsite at the DVLA’s Swansea offices. This will be agreed within further Statement of Work iterations.
Working arrangements
Full Time, 5 days a week.

The charging mechanism in place for the Call-Off Contract and any agreed Statements of Work will be Time & Materials. Suppliers shall provide transparency to the Buyer on the rates paid to resources & any third-parties in the supply-chain on request. Where applicable expenses shall be submitted in line with the Buyers Standard T&S policy and agreed in advance.

Statements of Work will be agreed and signed off by Delivery Manager throughout the contract duration.
Security clearance
Due to the nature of the content and configuration SC Clearance is a mandatory requirement (5-years residency required for SC).

Additional information

Additional terms and conditions
Supply of resource: the off-payroll rules will apply to any workers engaged through a qualifying intermediary, such as their own limited company.

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
  • Provide demonstrable evidence and experience in delivering large scale Active Directory migrations (including Users, Clients, Servers, and Services).
  • Provide demonstrable evidence and experience working with SCCM Task Sequences, software configurations and deployment tasks, EPO, DNS,DHCP,SQL and PKI experience.
  • Provide demonstrable evidence and experience working with Power Shell and scripting languages to deliver Windows client and user migrations.
  • Provide demonstrable evidence and experience working with Active Directory and Group Policy related to Windows 10 client and user migrations.
  • Provide demonstrable evidence of supporting and reporting on large scale migrations for tracking progress and highlighting risks and delays.
  • Provide demonstrable evidence of application and acceptance testing, defect reporting and tracking of problems.
  • Provide demonstrable evidence of providing technical documentation and building scripts to support all applications and configurations
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Provide demonstrable evidence and experience of MS exchange both onsite and online.
  • Provide demonstrable evidence and experience of administrating the incident and change management functions in Service Now, Provide one example.

How suppliers will be evaluated

All suppliers will be asked to provide a work history.

How many specialists to evaluate
10
Cultural fit criteria
  • Social Value-Criteria drawn from Procurement Policy Note 06/20 Taking Account of Social Value in the Award of Central Government Contracts. Social Value criteria MAC 3.2: Innovation and disruptive technologies (10%)
  • Provide an example of supporting enablement of in-house subject matter expertise, engaging with staff and creating an environment of knowledge sharing (5%)
  • Provide an example of being able to form effective relationships with people of all seniorities and job types (5%)
Additional assessment methods
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

60%

Cultural fit

20%

Price

20%

Questions asked by suppliers

1. Is there any incumbent?
DVLA can confirm there is no incumbent.
2. Can you please advise if this will fall Inside or Outside of IR35?
DVLA can confirm the IR35 rules will apply. As per the advert, ‘Supply of resource: the off-payroll rules will apply to any workers engaged through a qualifying intermediary, such as their own limited company.’
3. Can I confirm if this role is inside or outside ir35
DVLA can confirm the IR35 rules will apply. As per the advert, ‘Supply of resource: the off-payroll rules will apply to any workers engaged through a qualifying intermediary, such as their own limited company.’
4. Please can you advise whether there will be a second stage for shortlisted candidates and what that will involve, e.g. interviews.
DVLA can confirm an Evaluation will determine the successful supplier/individual. There will not be a requirement to hold an interview.
5. Would you consider providing travel expenses for any on-site days for the successful candidate please?
As per the advert; Max £950 day rate (inclusive of T&S and exc VAT). For information, the pricing schedule will be issued to suppliers who progress to evaluation.
6. Will DVLA sponsor SC clearance or will clearance already have to be in place?
Due to the nature of the content and configuration SC Clearance is a mandatory requirement from Day 1.
7. Are you able to support the SC clearance process?
DVLA will support SC Clearance if necessary, however it is anticipated SC Cleared contractors will be available within the market.
8. I have a candidate who’s SC clearance has expired. Could they start the renewal process, if successfully short-listed?
DVLA will support the SC Clearance process, if necessary, once we get to preferred supplier status.