FCO Services

FCO Services - T1007 SC Security Cleared Microsoft Office 365 Technical Architect

Incomplete applications

12
Incomplete applications
10 SME, 2 large

Completed applications

19
Completed applications
18 SME, 1 large
Important dates
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Published Friday 24 March 2017
Deadline for asking questions Tuesday 28 March 2017 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Friday 31 March 2017 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Overview
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Specialist role Technical Architect
Summary of the work Provide technical direction and architectural governance for Office 365 and other Microsoft capabilities on FCO Services platforms. Develop iterative technical design documentation to aid the delivery of Office 365 components including but not limited to Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, and their inclusion into FCO Services Product and Services portfolio.
Latest start date 17/04/2017
Expected contract length 120 days
Location South East England
Organisation the work is for FCO Services
Maximum day rate

About the work

About the work
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Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with You'll lead the technical design and implementation within a larger technical development team. You'll work with Technical Architects, Service Delivery Managers, Commercial and Product Managers.
What the specialist will work on Provide technical direction and architectural governance for Office 365 and other Microsoft capabilities on FCO Services platforms. Develop iterative technical design documentation to aid the delivery of Office 365 components including but not limited to Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, and their inclusion into FCO Services Product and Services portfolio.

Work setup

Work setup
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Address where the work will take place Milton Keynes with occasional travel elsewhere in UK
Working arrangements You'll work within a larger technical development team. There are regular face-to-face updates.
Security clearance Current valid SC Security Clearance

Additional information

Additional information
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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.

Skills and experience
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Essential skills and experience
  • Current valid Security Clearance to SC level
  • Experience of architecting Windows Active Directory for Public Sector
  • Experience of architecting Windows Active Directory Migrations for Public Sector
  • Experience of architecting Office 365 for Public Sector
  • Experience of architecting Hybrid Identities and Federation Services for Public Sector
  • Experience of migrating Public Sector to Office 365; Specifically Exchange Online and SharePoint Online
  • Experience of architecting Windows 10 for Public Sector
  • Experience of leading technical resources including architects across multiple disciplines
  • Experience of creating and delivering presentations to all stakeholders
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Experience of VMware and Azure virtualisation technologies to an architectural level
  • Lead technical assurance panels such a Technical Design Authority
  • Experience of architecting and implementing ExpressRoute for Office 356 and Azure

How suppliers will be evaluated

How suppliers will be evaluated
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How many specialists to evaluate 10
Cultural fit criteria
  • Work as a team with our organisation and other suppliers
  • Take responsibility for their work
  • Share knowledge and experience with other team members
  • Can work with clients with low technical expertise
Assessment methods Work history
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

35%

Cultural fit

5%

Price

60%

Questions asked by suppliers

Questions asked by suppliers
Supplier question Buyer answer
1. What is maximum day rate? Price is one of the selection criteria for this opportunity
2. Can more than one candidate per supplier be submitted yes
3. Will this role be within IR35? No
4. Any other security clearance be considered? No
5. What is the lead time for feedback once the application is submitted? The timings are as published, we will endeavour to turn this around as quickly as we can. Latest start date is 17th April, but we would like it sooner.
6. What is the situation on the day rate that is looking to be paid? As above, price is weighted at 60% for the evaluation of responses
7. We note that you have said that more than one candidate per supplier can be submitted. Given that the Digital Marketplace portal allows for only a single submission how can this be done ? We can only operate within the constraints of the portal. Its a Beta, maybe the next version will improve on this.
8. Will individuals be automatically discounted if the have not delivered O365 projects within the public sector, even if they hold current SC clearance and are very competitively priced? We will consider all candidates skills and experience, public sector experience has a higher weighting.
9. Is there somebody occupying this role currently? This is a new workpackage to replace the existing workpackage, applications from all suppliers will be considered carefully.
10. i there is any chance of remote work for this requirement please? Unfortunately there is a requirement for face to face meetings periodically