London Fire Brigade

ICT Security Consultant

Incomplete applications

Incomplete applications
7 SME, 1 large

Completed applications

Completed applications
5 SME, 3 large
Important dates
Opportunity attribute name Opportunity attribute value
Published Monday 5 June 2017
Deadline for asking questions Monday 12 June 2017 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Monday 19 June 2017 at 11:59pm GMT


Opportunity attribute name Opportunity attribute value
Specialist role Cyber security consultant
Summary of the work To provide a resource to the ICT Security Team for day-to-day support, remediation of known issues, and execution of project tasks. A large proportion of work will be required for ESN Health check remediation work where the consultant will progress and complete project tasks for the appropriate project manager.
Latest start date Monday 3 July 2017
Expected contract length 1 year
Location London
Organisation the work is for London Fire Brigade
Maximum day rate £350

About the work

About the work
Opportunity attribute name Opportunity attribute value
Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with ICT Security Team Leader
What the specialist will work on ICT Security – BAU/Project work

Work setup

Work setup
Opportunity attribute name Opportunity attribute value
Address where the work will take place LFB Headquarters, 169 Union Street, London, SE1 0LL
Working arrangements Onsite 9am - 5pm Monday-Friday. Expenses not included.
Security clearance Not required

Additional information

Additional information
Opportunity attribute name Opportunity attribute value
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
Opportunity attribute name Opportunity attribute value
Essential skills and experience
  • “CompTIA+ Security” or ”Cisco Security” Certification or three year’s experience in working in Security.
  • MS Windows Active Directory and LDAP
  • Maintaining Firewall rules
  • Web and Email filtering
  • Experience of hardening of critical systems
  • Security Patch Management
  • VPN Administration
  • Strong technical background and hands-on skills in reviewing testing and troubleshooting complex IT infrastructures from a security perspective.
  • Knowledge of typical ITIL change management processes.
  • Scripting.
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • MS Windows GPO
  • VLAN/Switch configuration
  • Powershell
  • Citrix Netscaler
  • RSA
  • Solarwinds product suite
  • Visual Studio
  • MS Direct Access

How suppliers will be evaluated

How suppliers will be evaluated
Opportunity attribute name Opportunity attribute value
How many specialists to evaluate 5
Cultural fit criteria
  • Able to be personally accountable; to commit to deadlines but also to admit failures.
  • Able to work in a task orientated manner to complete project tasks as requested.
  • Able to communicate effectively with project managers and other teams.
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Interview
  • Scenario or test
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

Questions asked by suppliers
Supplier question Buyer answer
1. Please confirm the IR35 status of this requirement.
Can you please confirm this role is Outside of IR35?
We think this sits inside (the IR35) as they will use our equipment, sit at our desks and be directed by our staff.
2. Hello, Please can you confirm if this contract is 'In Scope' or 'Out of Scope' of the IR35 legislation Thanks In Scope
3. Does this role fall inside or outside of the Off-Payroll Worker Legislation ? Inside
4. What is the maximum paying rate for this role as we have conflicting rates? It seems a little low for this particular role. The Authority has increased the maximum day rate to £450.
5. Could you please let us know - 1. Maximum number of applications we could submit. 2. Date on which feedback would be provided for the applications submitted. Ideally we would want 5 or 6 applications to review with a view to short listing fewer. Feedback I think would be within a few days of submission subject to staff availability to do it of course.
6. Would you consider work permit holders (e.g. Tier 2 General Visa) and EU passport holders for this role ? Yes skill set is the key requirement
7. Is the rate inclusive or exclusive of VAT? Exclusive
8. Is there any travel involved in this role and will the travel expenses be paid ? Minimal but as required and would be reimbursed
9. What is the total number for positions open for this role 2
10. Is occasional remote working allowed? Yes after a suitable period of induction / training
11. Any specific format(pdf,doc) in which CVs to be sent later? No
12. What are the other expenses which will be paid? None other than required travel (this may be pre booked by LFB)
13. Any chances of change in start date as the latest date mentioned is Monday 3 July 2017? No
14. Can more than one candidate per supplier be submitted for this role? Yes
15. What is the lead time for feedback once the application is submitted? 1 week depending on volume received and staff availability