This opportunity is closed for applications

The deadline was Tuesday 14 June 2016
Department for Business, Innovation & Skills

PR-0111 Network Engineer in the BIS Digital Group

0 Incomplete applications

19 Completed applications

16 SME, 3 large

Important dates

Tuesday 31 May 2016
Deadline for asking questions
Tuesday 7 June 2016 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Tuesday 14 June 2016 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Web operations engineer
Summary of the work
Overall support to the Network Product Manager in carrying out the activities required to deliver the network strategies. Supporting the deployment and migration to the new networking solutions.
Latest start date
Expected contract length
24 months, but may be shorter, depending on how the project develops and the needs.
Organisation the work is for
Department for Business, Innovation & Skills
Maximum day rate

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
Working for the Network Product Manager, Partner Organisations IT technical teams, 3rd party vendors, and CTP (Common Technology platform) team.
What the specialist will work on
*Audit existing networks within the BIS Group estate
*Contribute to network migration strategies
*Contribute to the design of network security
*Attend workshops with suppliers and 3rd parties to validate network strategies
*Implementation and administration of network management tools
*Support the existing network infrastructure

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Department for Business, Innovation & Skills
1 Victoria Street
Working arrangements
Monday to Friday on site.
A professional working day, hours and working pattern as needed to deliver the service in an efficient way.
Mainly based from our office in Westminster, London, with up to 20% of the time being spent at national sites carrying out audits
Security clearance
Minimum Baseline Personnel Security Standard, potentially need Security Clearance in the future

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
  • Have experience configuring Juniper Firewalls and/or Switches (Scores 10%)
  • Have at least 5 years' experience in network design (Scores 9%)
  • Have at least 5 years' experience in switching and routing (Scores 5%)
  • Have at least 5 years' experience in firewalls and security (Scores 5%)
  • Have at least 5 years' experience with network tools such as HP Open View, Nagios etc (Scores 4%)
  • Have at least 5 years' experience with network tools such as HP Open View, Nagios etc (Scores 4%)
  • Have knowledge of data centre network architectures (Scores 4%)
  • Have at least 5 years' experience deploying and administering modern Wi-Fi solutions (Scores 4%)
  • Have experience working with multiple vendors (Scores 2%)
  • Have experience of working in an agile team (Scores 2%)
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Have previous experience in a government transformation programme (Scores 1%)
  • Have networking qualifications at least CCNP or equivalent (Scores 10%)

How suppliers will be evaluated

How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
  • Work well in a collaborative agile team (Scores 5%)
  • Demonstrate courage (e.g. can express controversial views, confront reality, make tough decisions, question actions inconsistent with group behaviours, candid about progress/estimates) (Scores 3%)
  • Demonstrate vulnerability (e.g. declare uncertainty, fear, recognise mistakes, apologise, acknowledge weaknesses) (Scores 3%)
  • Demonstrate responsibility (e.g. act like a leader, serve your team, provide solutions to problems, engage in external/internal environments, seek the best for the organisation beyond your team) (Scores 2%)
  • Demonstrate simplicity (e.g. take simple steps to goals, do less but better, mitigate failures, talk straight with respect) (Scores 3%)
  • Demonstrate excellence (e.g. seek actionable feedback, set challenging targets, know users, deliver cost effective high level customer satisfaction) (Scores 2%)
  • Demonstrate enthusiasm (e.g. bring whole self to work, celebrate success, share passion and energy with others, optimistic) (Scores 2%)
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Interview
  • Scenario or test
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. Would university degree in IT Engineer would considered as equivalent to CCNP?

Our engineer has graduated in computer engineering where he studied modules related to networking, so was wondering if that would be equivalent to CCNA as nice to have skills for this role?

Further to our question about CCNP - we have engineer graduated from the University of Greenwich in computer science and has studied cisco classes as part of his education in the university. would you consider his university degree as equivalent to CCNP?
No, this is very different. We are requesting it would be nice to have for an individual to have CCNP (higher qualification than CCNA), which i would expect people to have in addition to a degree or relevant years worth of experience.