Her Majesty’s Passport Office

Oracle DBA / Developer- 3

Incomplete applications

3
Incomplete applications
3 SME, 0 large

Completed applications

10
Completed applications
8 SME, 2 large
Important dates
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Published Tuesday 24 October 2017
Deadline for asking questions Thursday 26 October 2017 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Tuesday 31 October 2017 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Overview
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Specialist role Developer
Summary of the work Specialist required to work in the data migration team to identify source data requirements, assess data quality, map and specify the required transformations from the source to the target data, validate and perform trial data migration in production, cleanse data, and conduct a post implementation review of the data migration.
Latest start date Monday 4 December 2017
Expected contract length Up to 2 years (24 months)
Location London
Organisation the work is for Her Majesty’s Passport Office
Maximum day rate

About the work

About the work
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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 and existing vendor to understand legacy and new data structures.
What the specialist will work on Specialist required to work in the data migration team to identify source data requirements, assess data quality, map and specify the required transformations from the source to the target data, validate and perform trial data migration in production, cleanse data, and conduct a post implementation review of the data migration.

Work setup

Work setup
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Address where the work will take place Westminster,Victoria
Working arrangements We expect the specialist to work collaboratively with project teams that are transforming Her Majesty’s Passport Office business/processes/applications.
Work is based in London and will involve being on site 5 days per week. There may be an occasional need to attend our other offices in Central London (Petty France). No travel expenses will be paid for this purpose. Expenses for any exceptional travel authorised outside of Central London will fall under the Standard Government Terms and Conditions for Expenses as covered in the DOS Contract.
Service design and development must align with HM Passport Office strategic technical architecture and technologies.
Security clearance DV (Developed Vetting) clearance is required

Additional information

Additional information
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Additional terms and conditions Breakpoints to assess progress and quality will be set by mutual agreement.

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
  • Demonstrable experience of successfully designing and implementing data migration, data transformation, data quality, modelling, testing and post production reviews from Oracle to a Big Data or another relational database.
  • Have demonstrable experience of successfully implement Oracle Advance Security and manage personal and/or sensitive information with appropriate controls and protection.
  • Demonstrable experience of Backup and Recovery techniques& using Oracle Administration& Oracle RMAN, Oracle Flashback and other methods, including Patching & upgrades (whilst minimising or eliminating the impact dependent services)
  • Have demonstrable experience of High Availability components; Oracle Clusterware, Oracle RAC, Oracle Data Guard
  • Have demonstrable experience of PL/SQL and Advanced Queues.
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Have demonstrable experience of successfully and collaboratively working, coaching and sharing knowledge with Public Sector client teams.
  • Have demonstrable experience of Her Majesty's Passport Office business processes and data stores.
  • Have demonstrable experience of mapping source and target data models, identify gaps, data cleansing, schema modelling (Relational/XML/JSON).
  • Have existing, valid DV Clearance

How suppliers will be evaluated

How suppliers will be evaluated
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How many specialists to evaluate 3
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 Her Majesty’s Passport Office design, delivery and governance framework.
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

60%

Cultural fit

15%

Price

25%

Questions asked by suppliers

Questions asked by suppliers
Supplier question Buyer answer
1. Would you consider a candidate who has previously held DV clearance but it has since lapsed? Her Majesty’s Passport Office will sponsor and support the security process if the candidate does not have valid clearance.
2. Please could you confirm if the role is Inside / Outside of IR35. We expect this engagement to be outside IR35; however status is assessed on a case-by-case basis.
3. Regarding the DV clearance status, if the candidate does not hold active DV clearance and is willing to go through the process, can this be considered, if yes will you sponsor the security clearance? Her Majesty’s Passport Office will sponsor and support the security process if the candidate does not have valid clearance.
4. can you consider other security clearance? Only DV clearance will be accepted. Her Majesty’s Passport Office will sponsor and support the security process if the candidate does not have valid clearance.
5. What are the other expenses which will be paid? Expenses for any exceptional travel authorised outside of Central London will fall under the Standard Government Terms and Conditions for Expenses as covered in the DOS Contract. No other expenses will be paid.
6. Any specific format(pdf,doc) in which CVs to be sent later? PDF or Word Doc is acceptable.
7. Is occasional remote working allowed? Occasional remote working may be possible, and will need to be discussed and agreed with the manager when the candidate starts.
8. Is there any travel involved in this role and will the travel expenses be paid ? There may be an occasional need to attend our other offices in Central London (Victoria/ Westminster). No travel expenses will be paid for this purpose. Expenses for any exceptional travel authorised outside of Central London will fall under the Standard Government Terms and Conditions for Expenses as covered in the DOS Contract.
9. Would you consider work permit holders (e.g. Tier 2 General Visa) and EU passport holders for this role ? Her Majesty's Passport Office will not provide Visa sponsorship. The security clearance will require the individual to have been living continuously in the UK for ten years.
10. Is the rate inclusive or exclusive of VAT? The rate is exclusive of VAT.
11. What is the lead time for feedback once the application is submitted? The vacancy closes on 31 October. We will aim to shortlist candidates and interview in the week commencing 13 November. The results would be sent to candidates in the intervening period.

All dates are indicative and HM Passport Office reserves the right to amend as required.
12. Any chances of change in start date as the latest date mentioned is Monday 4 December 2017. A candidate should be ready to start from 04 December 2017. We acknowledge that candidates who are not DV cleared will not be able to start until they receive this clearance. However they will have to be available from 04 December 2017 so that they can start immediately from the date of clearance being received.
13. Will this role be within IR35? We expect this engagement to be outside IR35; however status is assessed on a case-by-case basis.