HM Passport Office

Unix System Engineer

Incomplete applications

Incomplete applications
11 SME, 3 large

Completed applications

Completed applications
15 SME, 2 large
Important dates
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Published Friday 2 June 2017
Deadline for asking questions Tuesday 6 June 2017 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Friday 9 June 2017 at 11:59pm GMT


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Specialist role Web operations engineer
Summary of the work Provide DevOps and Unix technical expertise services for the full length of the project.
Latest start date Monday 17 July 2017
Expected contract length 6-12 month
Location London
Organisation the work is for HM Passport Office
Maximum day rate

About the work

About the work
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Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with Architects, Devops, Datacenter engineers
What the specialist will work on 1.Planning and migration of SPARC Solaris and IBM PowerPC Aix servers into new physical environment 2.Overlook the hardware installation in the DC 3.Installation of Solaris/AIX systems 4.Setting up update and patching strategies for both Solaris and AIX 5.Integrate with the existing Linux management stack Configure HBAs of SPARC and IBM servers to connect to SAN and prepare volumes for hosting OracleDB 6.Setup management services on Linux infrastructure 7.Setup monitoring 8.Work with Storage&Networking team to bring service Live 9.Work on current Linux AWS platform

Work setup

Work setup
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Address where the work will take place 165 Fleet Street EC4A 2DY
Working arrangements Full-Time, one day working from home
Security clearance Candidate should have valid Security Clearance with the Home Office. HMPO will sponsor if required.

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
  • Solaris
  • AIX
  • SPARC Architecture
  • IBM Power Architecture
  • Linux
  • Puppet
  • SAN/Storage
  • Backups software
  • Monitoring (network, systems)
  • Scripting
  • Networking
  • Firewalls
  • Security
Nice-to-have skills and experience

How suppliers will be evaluated

How suppliers will be evaluated
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How many specialists to evaluate 5
Cultural fit criteria
  • Work as a team with our organisation and other suppliers
  • Take responsibility for their work
  • Be transparent and collaborative when making decisions
  • Share knowledge and experience with other team members
Assessment methods Work history
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

Questions asked by suppliers
Supplier question Buyer answer
1. Will this role fall within or outside of IR35? Outside IR35
2. Is this the same requirement as DOS 2504? We were asked to provide a CV for that one. If it is the same requirement, can the CV’s that were provided DOS 2504 also be considered for this new one - DOS 4445. Or are you starting again? This is the same requirement as the previous role advertised and we are starting again.
3. What is the day rate for this role? The day rate will be dependent on skills and experience
4. Could you confirm the level of clearance required. Is it SC? Yes SC
5. If we have multiple candidates with active SC Clearance, will we be able to submit more than one? Only one candidate can be submitted per supplier
6. Regarding the SC clearance status, if the candidate does not hold active SC clearance and is willing to go through the process, can this be considered, if yes will you sponsor the security clearance We will sponsor the Security Clearance
7. What is the lead time for feedback once the application is submitted? If we receive too many applicants, I am afraid we are unable to provide feedback.
8. Any specific format(pdf,doc) in which CVs to be sent later No specific Format
9. Is occasional remote working allowed? one day working from Home
10. What is the total number for positions open for this role ? 1 position
11. Is the rate inclusive or exclusive of VAT? The rate is exclusive of VAT