Awarded to Interact Consulting Limited

Start date: Wednesday 4 October 2017
Value: £600
Company size: SME
Her Majesty's Passport Office

Data Modeling Technical Lead

5 Incomplete applications

5 SME, 0 large

8 Completed applications

5 SME, 3 large

Important dates

Monday 31 July 2017
Deadline for asking questions
Wednesday 2 August 2017 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Monday 7 August 2017 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Summary of the work
A Data Modeling Technical Lead is required to support HMPO's projects, directing agile delivery teams to iteratively design, build and implement a data stores in collaboration with Enterprise Data Architect to deliver consistent data models across the enterprise, maintain and govern the data models.
Latest start date
Thursday 31 August 2017
Expected contract length
Initially 12 months, with a possiblily of further extension for another year.
Organisation the work is for
Her Majesty's Passport Office
Maximum day rate
£600 - £625 / day

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
Specialist will be part of data architecture team working closely with the Enterprise Data Architect. Specialist will be required to work with multiple development teams to develop data models to support development
What the specialist will work on
Specialist will work on the database modeling supporting multiple development teams to produce the data models.

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Westminster, Victoria, Fleet Street
Working arrangements
We expect the specialist to work collaboratively with existing in house project teams that are transforming the HMPO business processes/applications.
Work is based in London and will involve the supplier being on site 5 days per week to work collaboratively with HMPO teams; travel and expenses remains the responsibility of the supplier.
Service design and development must align with the HM Passport Office strategic technical architecture and technologies.
Security clearance
SC clearance is required. HMPO will support the clearance process.

Additional information

Additional terms and conditions
Breakpoints to assess progress and quality will be set at the end of alpha phase.

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 demonstrable experience of successfully understanding user needs and designing data models to support them.
  • Have demonstrable experience of using Amazon AWS, PostgresSQL RDS, and other open source databases.
  • Have demonstrable experience of successfully delivering digital solutions that collect and manage personal and/or sensitive information with appropriate controls and protection.
  • Design, maintain and develop conceptual, logical and physical data models and ensure that all relevant aspects of data model (granularity, etc.) are taken into account.
  • Translate technical aspects of data modeling into language that non-technical users can understand. Work with both technologists as well as non-technical users with ease and approachability.
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Have demonstrable experience of successfully and collaboratively working, coaching and sharing knowledge with Public Sector client teams, particularly those with limited agile development experience.
  • Have demonstrable experience of successfully design and implementation for cloud based data stores utilising Amazon AWS
  • Have demonstrable experience of Data Modelling, Data Analysis, Data Cleansing, Database Administration
  • Have demonstrable experience of Her Majesty's Passport Office business processes and data stores.

How suppliers will be evaluated

How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
  • Be transparent and collaborative when making decisions
  • Take responsibility for their work
  • Can work with clients with low technical expertise
  • Able to work within HMPO design, delivery and governance framework
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. Please could you confirm if this role is Inside or outside of IR35?
We expect this engagement to be outside IR35, however status is assessed on a case-by-case basis.
2. Would you consider work permit holders (e.g. Tier 2 General Visa) and EU passport holders for this role ?
Our security team require the successful candidate to fall into these categories below:
-British Citizen
-EEA Citizen (or Swiss or Turkish Citizen)
-Commonwealth Citizen with no time limit or restrictions on stay in the UK.
3. Is the rate inclusive or exclusive of VAT?
The day rate is exclusive of VAT
4. Is there any travel involved in this role and will the travel expenses be paid ?
There may be travel involved to different regional sites in the UK and any travel required by the business will be paid.
5. What is the total number for positions open for this role
There is only this vacancy.
6. Is occasional remote working allowed?
7. Any specific format(pdf,doc) in which CVs to be sent later
CVs can be sent in either PDF or Doc format
8. What are the other expenses which will be paid
Other than travel expenses for business needs, other expenses will not be covered.
9. Any chances of change in start date as the latest date mentioned is Thursday 31 August 2017
The latest start date remains the same but will depend on the successful candidates clearance process.
10. Can more than one candidate per supplier be submitted for this role
No, the way the digital marketplace is set up, a supplier can only submit one candidate per role.
11. Will this role be within IR35?
We expect this engagement to be outside IR35, however status is assessed on a case-by-case basis.
12. What is the lead time for feedback once the application is submitted?
The panel will aim to send their shortlisting results by week ending 7th August 2017.
Interviews will take place week commencing 14th August 2017.
13. Will you sponsor SC clearance
14. Can a candidate with DV clearance be considered for this role
15. 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
Yes HMPO are willing to support the SC clearance process for the appropriate candidate if necessary