Ministry of Defence

Army Headquarters IAS - Lead Oracle DBA (ARMYHQ2/00159)

Incomplete applications

0
Incomplete applications

Completed applications

12
Completed applications
10 SME, 2 large
Important dates
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Published Tuesday 7 February 2017
Deadline for asking questions Thursday 9 February 2017 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Tuesday 14 February 2017 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Overview
Opportunity attribute name Opportunity attribute value
Specialist role Developer
Summary of the work The Lead DBA providing support and co-ordination for the production DBAs. Design, develop and maintain the Oracle system software required to provide the ongoing capabilities the business requires.
Latest start date 20 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 date rate. The level of Specialist(s) supplied by 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 a. Provide ‘top cover’ for the in house DBA team.
b. Provide Oracle System Software SME support.
c. Provide future direction for upgrade paths on Oracle FMW and Database suites.
d. Design and develop automation scripts that deploy the required Oracle system software and bespoke application software to required environments.
e. Provide support for the IAS Test Cell during formal testing of the software applications.
f. Be responsible for ensuring the availability and performance of the environments.
g. Responsible for Oracle system software security patches (Oracle CPUs).
h. Provide 3rd Line support for Oracle pre-production and production environments.

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 Clearance (SC) will be required for the duration of the role. 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. 5+ years knowledge, experience and demonstrable ability in Oracle 11g Database, RAC and ASM administration.
  • 2. 5+ years knowledge, experience and demonstrable ability in Oracle RMAN back-up and recovery.
  • 3. 5+ years knowledge, experience and demonstrable ability in non-RMAN data recovery.
  • 4. 3+ years knowledge, experience and demonstrable ability in building and managing Oracle Web Logic Server.
  • 5. 3+ years knowledge, experience and demonstrable ability in building and managing Oracle Fusion Middleware, specifically including Identity and Access Management (OID, OVD, OAM) and Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition.
  • 6. 3+ years knowledge, experience and demonstrable ability in Single SignOn technology, specifically Kerberos and SAML2 AD integration
  • 7. 3+ years knowledge, experience and demonstrable ability in building and managing advanced security features including, yet not limited to: Oracle Database Vault; Oracle TDE; and Oracle VPD.
  • 8. Recent experience of Oauth2 integration with Restful Web Services management
  • 9. 5+ years knowledge, experience and demonstrable ability in the management and deployment of Oracle Apex and Apex Listener
  • 10. 5+ years knowledge, experience and demonstrable ability in patching, debugging, and rollback of Oracle environments.
  • 11. 5+ years knowledge, experience and demonstrable ability in Red Hat Linux or Oracle Enterprise Linux shell scripting for patching, upgrades and build automation.
  • 12. 5+ years knowledge, experience and demonstrable ability in writing and debugging Oracle SQL and PL/SQL packages.
  • 13. 5+ years knowledge, experience and demonstrable ability in performance tuning analysis and performance improvement.
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • 1. Previous experience of working within a secure Defence Environment.
  • 2. Previous knowledge and understanding of working within a DevOps/Agile environment.
  • 3. Working knowledge of ITIL v3.
  • 4. Working Knowledge of wider defence systems and services.
  • 5. Experience, and communication skill, in preparing and explaining detailed development estimates.
  • 6. Knowledge, experience and demonstrable ability in: a. TOAD b. Oracle E-Business Suite 11i (11.5.10.2) c. Oracle OID and SSO d. Oracle Discoverer e. Oracle Forms and Reports
  • 7. Knowledge, experience and demonstrable ability in: a. Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control b. Oracle Warehouse Builder c. Working within a Data Warehousing project d. VMWare

How suppliers will be evaluated

How suppliers will be evaluated
Opportunity attribute name Opportunity attribute value
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
  • 5. No commercial allegiance to any technology vendor
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

70%

Cultural fit

10%

Price

20%

Questions asked by suppliers

Questions asked by suppliers
Supplier question Buyer answer
1. Would you consider candidates who have worked for the MOD and previously had both SC and DV Clearance in the past but has now lapsed? 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.
2. Will you accept good candidates without SC Clearance? 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.