Ministry of Defence

Army Headquaters IAS - Lead Developer Oracle APEX (ARMYHQ2/00161)

Incomplete applications

0
Incomplete applications

Completed applications

6
Completed applications
5 SME, 1 large
Important dates
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Published Monday 6 February 2017
Deadline for asking questions Wednesday 8 February 2017 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Monday 13 February 2017 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Overview
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Specialist role Developer
Summary of the work IAS has a portfolio of successful Oracle APEX applications developed in-house that support Army branches and their business processes. The specialist will provide technical leadership to a team of Oracle developers to build new, and support existing, Oracle APEX applications.
Latest start date 1 March 2017
Expected contract length 220 days + option to extend 220 days
Location South West England
Organisation the work is for Ministry of Defence
Maximum day rate There is no minimum or maximum day rate. The level of specialist(s) supplied by the Specialist Company should meet the requirement set out in the advert.

About the work

About the work
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Early market engagement N/A
Who the specialist will work with The Specialist company shall use its own initiative as to the manner in which services are to be delivered; for the avoidance of doubt, the Specialist Company shall not be supervised, directed or controlled regarding how the services are delivered. The Specialist Company shall use its own equipment where security requirements permit.

The Specialist Company is expected to provide the services on such
hours/days as required to meet any deadlines, as agreed between the Specialist Company and the Authority.

The Specialist Company shall provide the necessary resources to support the
Services which shall include one or more specialists.
What the specialist will work on 1. Architect design solutions, formulate estimates and provide development expertise for new, and enhancements to existing, Oracle services and applications, based on the prioritised business requirements.
2. Produce and review relevant technical design documentation to support Oracle applications and services, based upon business requirements.
3. Provide ad hoc support to troubleshoot problems with Oracle applications in the live environment.
4. Write and develop policies and standards, and technically assure that all Oracle applications and services are aligned to the aforementioned policies and standards.
5. Provide technical oversight for all Oracle applications and services.

Work setup

Work setup
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Address where the work will take place The place of delivery of the contract shall be at such location as agreed between the Specialist Company and the Authority.
Working arrangements The Specialist company shall use its own initiative as to the manner in which services are to be delivered; for the avoidance of doubt, the Specialist Company shall not be supervised, directed or controlled regarding how the services are delivered. The Specialist Company shall use its own equipment where security requirements permit.

The Specialist Company is expected to provide the services on such
hours/days as required to meet any deadlines, as agreed between the Specialist Company and the Authority.

The Specialist Company shall provide the necessary resources to support the
Services, which shall include one or more specialists.
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
  • 1. A minimum of 5 years’ recent experience of leading a team of Oracle developers to deliver business capability to a large organisation.
  • 2. A minimum of 5 years’ recent experience of building secure, scalable enterprise level Oracle Application Express (APEX) 4 or 5 applications.
  • 3. A minimum of 5 years’ recent experience in designing and developing reusable and modular Oracle-based business data component APIs that have been used across the enterprise.
  • 4. A minimum of 5 years’ recent experience using SQL and PL/SQL with Oracle Database 10g, 11g or 12c
  • 5. A minimum of 5 years’ recent experience using HTML, JavaScript, CSS, AJAX and JQuery
  • 6. A minimum of 5 years’ recent experience securing APEX Applications using the built in security functions.
  • 7. A minimum of 5 years’ recent experience of developing against Oracle WebLogic server and Oracle Fusion Middleware components (OID, OAM, OVD).
  • 8. A minimum of 3 years’ recent experience in developing RESTful web services and securing those services via OAuth2.
  • 9. A minimum of 2 years’ experience using ApexSec Security Console to diagnose security issues within APEX Applications and provide the necessary fixes.
  • 10. A minimum of 2 years’ experience developing and maintaining Oracle APEX applications hosted within the Microsoft Azure cloud platform.
  • 11. A minimum of 2 years’ recent experience using Oracle BI Publisher 11g
  • 12. A minimum of 2 years’ experience using Oracle MapViewer and Oracle Maps to consume Web Map Services (WMS) from a suitably enabled Geo Server.
  • 13. A minimum of 2 years’ experience using Oracle Enterprise Linux 5.x or Red Hat Linux 6.x
  • 14. A minimum of 2 years’ recent experience of working with collaborative Agile/ DevOps teams.
  • 15. A minimium of 2 years’ recent experience of CI, supported by JetBrains TeamCity 9.x.
  • 16. A minimium of 2 years’ recent experience of Microsoft Team Foundation Server for User Story management and GIT repositories for source control.
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • 1. Oracle Certification
  • 2. Working within a Data Warehousing project
  • 3. Oracle WebLogic Server Administration
  • 4. VMWare vRealize Suite
  • 5. Oracle Discoverer
  • 6. Requirements Capture
  • 7. Working knowledge of ITIL service design pack

How suppliers will be evaluated

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

Technical competence

75%

Cultural fit

5%

Price

20%

Questions asked by suppliers

Questions asked by suppliers
Supplier question Buyer answer
1. Missing text from who the specialist will work with The Specialist company shall use its own initiative as to the manner in which services are to be delivered; for the avoidance of doubt, the Specialist Company shall not be supervised, directed or controlled regarding how the services are delivered. The Specialist Company shall use its own equipment where security requirements permit.

The Specialist Company is expected to provide the services on such
hours/days as required to meet any deadlines, as agreed between the Specialist Company and the Authority.

The Specialist Company shall provide the necessary resources to support the
Services which shall include one or more specialists.
2. Missing Text from 'Who the specialist will work with' Issue 2 The Specialist Company will be required to work with the Authority and other suppliers to ensure coherent delivery of the services. The Specialist Company must have the necessary office facilities to support their own off-site working.

It is anticipated that the Specialist Company will agree with the Authority to spend varying degrees of time located at the Authority’s site for face-to-face meetings and to carry out work of a security sensitive nature.
3. Will the location to be agreed be in South West England or another location? The location for Army HQ is in the South West of England in Andover where Information Application Services (IAS) is based and the systems used for development and production are located. IAS does have the capability to provide remote development to enable this role to work from a location of their choice; when not required on site.
4. URGENT UPDATE: Attention to all suppliers.

The type of specialist for this requirement is Technical Architect, NOT developer as it currently states.