Ministry of Defence

Army Headquarters IAS - ArmyNET Microsoft.NET (ARMYHQ2/00149)

Incomplete applications

Incomplete applications

Completed applications

Completed applications
13 SME, 1 large
Important dates
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Published Thursday 2 February 2017
Deadline for asking questions Monday 6 February 2017 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Thursday 9 February 2017 at 11:59pm GMT


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Specialist role Developer
Summary of the work Deliver advanced code to support the Defence Gateway environment and IAS applications.
Deliver integration between IAS Environments and new applications hosted within the Defence Gateway.
Provide effective documentation to support delivered outcomes.
Work effectively as part of a mixed Military, Civil Servant and Contractor environment.
Latest start date 01 March 2017
Expected contract length 220 days + option to extend by 220 days
Location South West England
Organisation the work is for Ministry of Defence
Maximum day rate £500

About the work

About the work
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Early market engagement N/A
Who the specialist will work with MOD Civil Servants, Military Personnel, Contractors
What the specialist will work on Information Application Services (IAS) is a branch of Army Headquarters based in Andover, Hampshire. To achieve its mission, IAS provides IT application development on the Joint Server Farm, and a wider range of applications on a separate Army Hosting Environment.
IAS has a portfolio of successful Oracle Apex, PHP, and .NET applications developed in-house that support MoD and Army branches with their business processes. Working in an Agile and DevOp capability to enhance services for Defence.

Work setup

Work setup
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Address where the work will take place Army Headquarters, Andover, Hampshire, SP11 8HJ
Working arrangements Place of delivery shall be on site at Army Headquarters, Andover. Army Headquarters normal working hours are Monday – Friday 0830 – 1700. Remote working acceptable. On rare occasions the specialist may be required to visit / work from other MOD locations.
All specialists must successfully complete the Army HQ Induction Package; this basic package satisfies a range of administrative requirements such as, yet not limited to, health and safety; equality and diversity; and fire awareness. Specialists are to note this is a mandatory requirement.
Security clearance Security Cleared (SC)
All specialists should have the necessary security clearance to be able to access MOD premises and information up to SECRET – UK EYES ONLY; this is the DBS NSV SC level of vetting. Incumbents are to follow both the letter and spirit of Army Headquarters security regulations.

Additional information

Additional information
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Additional terms and conditions These MOD DEFCONs form part of this Call Off Contract: 5J (Edn 18/11/16) Unique Identifiers 76 (Edn 12/06) Contractors on site 129J (Edn 18/11/16) Electronic business Delivery Form 516 (Edn 04/12) Equality 520 (Edn 18/11/16) Corrupt gifts and payments of commission 522 (Edn 18/11/16) Payment and Recovery of Sums Due 531 (Edn 11/14) Disclosure of Information 534 (Edn 18/11/16) Subcontracting and Prompt Payment 566 (Edn 07/14) Change of control contractor 642 (Edn 06/14) Progress meetings The following DEFFORMS will be used: 111 Appendix - Addresses And Other Information 10 Acceptance Of Offer Of Contract

Skills and experience

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

Skills and experience
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Essential skills and experience
  • Experience and demonstrable ability in VB/ C#/ ASP.Net with Visual Studio2015 including ASP.Net MVC 5 /Authentication / Authorisation / Web Services / AJAX / State Management / Web Farm Deployment)
  • Knowledge, experience and demonstrable ability in Net Framework Versions (2.0, 3.0, 3.5 and 4.5).
  • Experience in building Secure Web Applications including knowledge of how to mitigate common risks listed by OWASP
  • Knowledge, experience and demonstrable ability in SQL Server 2008/20112/2014/2016 (Database Design / Normalisation / Indexing / Stored Procedures / T-SQL / Full Text Search/ Audit CDC/ Temporal Tables).
  • Knowledge, experience and demonstrable ability with Test Driven Development practices using xUnit/MsTest/Moq/Effort/AutoPoco
  • Experience of using TFS/VSTS to manage requirements, source code (Git), Continuous Integraiton and Release Management.
  • Knowledge, experience and demonstrable ability in Microsoft Azure, including configuring and managing IaaS and PaaS workloads.
  • Knowledge, experience and demonstrable ability building OData web services using ASP.Net Web API and WCF Data Services
  • Knowledge, experience and demonstrable ability in building Single Page Applications using TypeScript, React/Redux
  • Knowledge, experience and demonstrable ability with a wide range of authentication and authorization protocols including ADFS(2/3), SAML2, OAuth2, OpenID Connect and WsFederation.
  • SharePoint 2013 Development and Administration
  • Knowledge, experience and demonstrable ability in IIS 6,7 & 8
  • Application Pools / Web Farm
  • JavaScript ES2015 and TypeScript together with bundling tools such as WebPack
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Identity Server 3
  • Automated Acceptance testing using BDD frameworks such as SpecFlow/Canopy (F#)/Selenium
  • Publishing Nuget packages
  • Oracle 11G
  • Experience of working in a agile team eg Kanban/Scrum

How suppliers will be evaluated

How suppliers will be evaluated
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How many specialists to evaluate 3
Cultural fit criteria
  • Work as a team within our organisation and other suppliers.
  • Transparent & collaborative when making decisions.
  • Has a no-blame culture and encourages people to learn from their mistakes.
  • Previous experience of working within a Defence environment.
  • Adaptable to change
  • Accepts feedback to improve services and products
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Interview
  • Presentation
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

Questions asked by suppliers
Supplier question Buyer answer
1. Could you please define what is meant by 'remote working acceptable', would this be 1+ days working from home or at another MOD site? Subject to the incumbent being contactable and providing required outputs, remote working is a flexible element, an ad-hoc arrangement dependent upon work (eg. Outputs, meetings, stand-ups) requirements at the time. Working from home or from another MOD site is permissible, to be arranged at the time.