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The deadline was Friday 24 March 2017
FCO

FCO Services - T1004 SC Security Cleared EUC Technical Architect (Applications)

7 Incomplete applications

7 SME, 0 large

16 Completed applications

13 SME, 3 large

Important dates

Published
Friday 10 March 2017
Deadline for asking questions
Friday 17 March 2017 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Friday 24 March 2017 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Specialist role
Technical Architect
Summary of the work
Application Technical Lead for a project, which replaces replace services running on a windows desktop to Win10, Citrix, O365
Advise on legacy system changes either to address critical business issues or enable a smoother migration to new services
Assure alignment with transformation plans (e.g networks, LoB application & infrastructure transformation)
Latest start date
17 April 2017
Expected contract length
80 days
Location
South East England
Organisation the work is for
FCO
Maximum day rate

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
You'll be working within a programme team including programme delivery, technologists and service designers
What the specialist will work on
- Application Technical Lead for a Technology Overhaul project, which aims to replace all existing EUC services running on a windows desktop to Win10, Citrix, O365
- Advising on legacy system changes either to address critical business issues or enable a smoother migration to new services
- Assuring alignment with transformation plans (e.g networks, LoB application & infrastructure transformation)
- Assuring migration suppliers proposals, designs, IAs etc

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Milton Keynes and London
Working arrangements
You'll be working within a programme team including programme delivery, technologists and service designers. This includes face-to-face meetings.
Security clearance
SC 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
  • Current Valid Security Clearance to SC level
  • 5 years minimum as an Application Analyst/Technical Analyst
  • 5 years minimum Citrix or VMWare to architect level
  • Experience and knowledge of Windows including Active Directory
  • Experience of large scale complex international EUC transformation projects on single and multi-user windows platforms
  • Experience of EUC in an highly secure environment
  • Experience of virtualisation technologies and terminal solutions to an architectural level
  • Detailed understanding of ICA and what can be done to improve performance to extremely remote locations
  • Print Services experience (Multi Function, Follow Me, Low Bandwidth Remote Printing)
  • Experience of deploying/migrating applications built using a broad range of current and heritage technologies to a Windows 10 desktop environment or similar
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Experience of Application Discovery, Rationalisation & Packaging
  • Experience of migrating to O365
  • Expert understanding of User Personalisation, settings capture and migration
  • Expert understanding of Application Remediation with the ability to troubleshoot to a highly detailed level in an End User Services environment (APP-V, Citrix, VDI, etc)
  • Experience in Software Provisioning & Packaging and COTS Application deployment

How suppliers will be evaluated

How many specialists to evaluate
5
Cultural fit criteria
  • •Work as a team with our organisation and other suppliers
  • •Be transparent and collaborative when making decisions
  • •Take responsibility for their work
  • •Share knowledge and experience with other team members
  • •Challenge the status quo
  • •Can work with clients with low technical expertise
Assessment methods
Work history
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

50%

Cultural fit

10%

Price

40%

Questions asked by suppliers

1. Can you please confirm if this role will fall inside or outside of IR35
It is for the potential supplier to determine the tax status, HMRC have issued a tool relating to IR35 specifically.
2. Hi, could you please clarify what the percentage split between Milton Keynes and London is likely to be?
It will be both sites, the exact working pattern will be determined by progress and business need
3. Hi, could you please clarify what the percentage split between Milton Keynes and London is likely to be?
It will be both sites, the exact working pattern will be determined by progress and business need
4. In relation to the IR35 tool, please provide following answer which we require - Would the end client accept the worker's business sending someone else to do this work instead? This means someone who: Is equally skilled, qualified, security cleared and able to perform the worker's duties Won't be interviewed by the end client before they start (except for any verification checks) Isn't regularly engaged by the end client Will do all of the worker's tasks for that period of time Will be substituted because the worker is unwilling but not unable to do the work Yes OR NO
Yes and it is for the potential supplier to determine their tax status with HMRC.
5. In relation to the IR35 tool, please provide following answer which we require - Can the end client move the worker to a different task or project than they originally agreed to do? Yes - but only with the worker's agreement Yes - without the worker's agreement (if the worker doesn't want to change task or project, the end client would no longer engage them) No - that would need to be arranged under a new contract or formal agreement
Yes with agreement, and it is for the potential supplier to determine their tax status with HMRC.
6. IR35 Question - Once the worker starts the engagement, can the end client decide how the work is done? Please select best explanation from below. -The worker decides how the work needs to be done without any input from the end client -The worker and other people employed by the end client agree how the work needs to be done -The end client decides how the work needs to be done without input from the worker -The end client can't decide how the work needs to be done because it's a highly skilled role
End client decides, and it is for the potential supplier to determine their tax status with HMRC.
7. Can the end client decide the schedule of working hours? Please select best option. -The worker decides their own schedule -The worker and the end client agree a schedule -The end client decides the worker's schedule -No schedule is needed as long as the worker meets any agreed deadlines
Worker decides own schedule
8. Could you please provide us the details on 1. Maximum number of resources whose applications could be submitted. 2. Lead time for the application feedback.
Please see section "How suppliers will be evaluated"
9. Would you be willing to reinstate SC clearance that has lapsed for the right candidate?
We can extend current clearance.
We will not reapply/reinstate/apply on your behalf.
10. Hello, Good Afternoon, May i know the maximum business rate for this opportunity? Kindly let me know. Thanks
Please see "How suppliers will be selected" this includes price