This opportunity is closed for applications

The deadline was Friday 12 August 2022
Poplar HARCA

cloud data strategy

11 Incomplete applications

10 SME, 1 large

11 Completed applications

10 SME, 1 large

Important dates

Friday 5 August 2022
Deadline for asking questions
Tuesday 9 August 2022 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Friday 12 August 2022 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Data architect
Off-payroll (IR35) determination
Contracted out service: the off-payroll rules do not apply
Summary of the work
help Poplar HARCA with their cloud and data platform strategy creation.

Including extracting asset data from compliance certificates to allow us to report on current state.

ensure near Realtime replication of on prem mssql databases to cloud databases.
Latest start date
Thursday 1 September 2022
Expected contract length
Organisation the work is for
Poplar HARCA
Maximum day rate
there is a maximum budget of £40k for this project

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
The Specialist will work with Poplar HARCA's Research, Development and Transformation team. This team consists of 2x developers and the teams departments management team. you may also interact with other departments with in the organisation. e.g. the senor management team, business support team, housing and repairs teams.
What the specialist will work on
Help poplar HARCA form a cloud data strategy

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Poplar HARCA's Head Office is based in Poplar (Canary Wharf). The work may take place at our premises and some may take place remotely.
Working arrangements
This can be decided during the initial stages but we would expect regular update meetings either via video conferencing or in person. It would be ideal to kick of the project in person.
Security clearance

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
  • must have experience working with AWS cloud Archteciture
  • must have experience of working with housing management systems
  • must have experience extracting data from PDF certificates and pushing the data into a database
  • must have a track record of "data platform strategy creation"
Nice-to-have skills and experience

How suppliers will be evaluated

All suppliers will be asked to provide a work history.

How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
  • be transparent and collaborative when making decisions
  • have a no-blame culture and encourage people to learn from their mistakes
  • share knowledge and experience with other team members
  • challenge the status quo
Additional assessment methods
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. How long do you anticipate this requirement to be?
12 months
2. expected contract length?
12 months
3. What is the expected contract length for this project please?
12 months
4. Is this remote? What’s the duration?
some work could be remote but we would expect some in person meetings. 12 months
5. How often are PDF certs read and how big is each of the PDF certificate.
Each certificate should be read only once. approximately 1 to 10 pages.
6. How often are PDF certs read and how big is each of the PDF certificate.
Each certificate should be read only once. approximately 1 to 10 pages.