Ministry of Defence

Army Headquarters IAS - Oracle APEX Developer (ARMYHQ2/00165)

Incomplete applications

0
Incomplete applications

Completed applications

8
Completed applications
6 SME, 2 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 OracleAPEX applications developed in-house that support the Army. The Army Data Warehouse, an Oracle DB central data repository provides reporting capabilities and data to the applications. The specialist will provide OracleAPEX expertise to maintain, enhance and support the Churchill APEX application and associated services.
Latest start date 11 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 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.
What the specialist will work on 1. Produce proposed design solutions for enhancements to the Churchill application.
2. Formulate estimates and provide development expertise for new, and enhancements to existing, requirements for the Churchill project, based on the prioritised business requirements from the Product Owner.
3. Produce and review relevant technical design documentation to support the Churchill application and services, based upon business requirements.
4. Provide ad hoc support to troubleshoot problems with Churchill application in the live environment.
5. Contribute to the Agile development process as the Lead Developer for the Churchill application.
6. Support the Continuous Integration process for the Churchill application.

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 building secure, scalable enterprise level Oracle Application Express (APEX) 4 or 5 applications.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. A minimum of 5 years’ recent experience using SQL and PL/SQL with Oracle Database 10g, 11g or 12c
  • 4. A minimum of 5 years’ recent experience using HTML, JavaScript, CSS, AJAX and JQuery
  • 5. A minimum of 5 years’ recent experience securing APEX Applications using the built in security functions.
  • 6. A minimum of 5 years’ recent experience of developing against Oracle WebLogic server and Oracle Fusion Middleware components (OID, OAM, OVD).
  • 7. A minimum of 3 years’ recent experience in developing RESTful web services and securing those services via OAuth2.
  • 8. A minimum of 2 years’ experience using ApexSec Security Console to diagnose security issues within APEX Applications and provide the necessary fixes.
  • 9. A minimum of 2 years’ experience developing and maintaining Oracle APEX applications hosted within the Microsoft Azure cloud platform.
  • 10. A minimum of 2 years’ recent experience using Oracle BI Publisher 11g
  • 11. A minimum of 2 years’ experience using Oracle Enterprise Linux 5.x or Red Hat Linux 6.x
  • 12. A minimum of 2 years’ recent experience of working with collaborative Agile teams.
  • 13. A minimium of 2 years’ recent experience of CI, supported by JetBrains TeamCity 9.x.
  • 14. 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. Working within a Data Warehousing project
  • 2. Requirements Capture
  • 3. 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. Will BPSS clearance be sufficient from day one if the candidate doesn't hold current SC but is happy to go through the SC application? IAS would prefer to have someone who is already SC. If the right candidate is not available with SC; then IAS would consider sponsoring the chosen individual with BPSS. It would remain the intermediaries responsibility to put the candidate through the vetting process, hold the security details and provide SC details to IAS. IAS does not have the ability to process vetting.