Department for Work & Pensions

The DWP has a requirement for support on FreeRadius/Linux piece of work in our AWS platform.

Incomplete applications

3
Incomplete applications
2 SME, 1 large

Completed application

1
Completed application
1 SME, 0 large
Important dates
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Published Wednesday 7 February 2018
Deadline for asking questions Friday 9 February 2018 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Wednesday 14 February 2018 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Overview
Opportunity attribute name Opportunity attribute value
Specialist role Quality assurance analyst
Summary of the work Review, configure & validate our Linux & FreeRadius Appliance.
Latest start date Monday 5 March 2018
Expected contract length 3-5 days
Location North West England
Organisation the work is for Department for Work & Pensions
Maximum day rate

About the work

About the work
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Early market engagement Not Applicable - we have not carried out an Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with The proposed consultant will be working with the in-house DWP MDM team consulting of an Airwatch specialist, technical AWS architect and Dev Ops engineers.
What the specialist will work on DWP have created a hosting environment for their MDM platform, utilising AWS and FreeRadius, creating a containerised, isolated solution built in an AWS environment. DWP now require consultancy with both Free Radius and Linux experience to assure the environment is fit for purpose and to assist with the validation of the build and the AWS configuration.

Work setup

Work setup
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Address where the work will take place 2 St. Peter's Square, Manchester, M23AA
Working arrangements We are looking at having the consultant on site with us in Manchester during the engagement.
Security clearance The consultant should have BPSS clearance.

Additional information

Additional information
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Additional terms and conditions Standard Contract. Additional clause to be added for Data Protection and Security

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
  • Do you have experience of successfully reviewing, configuring & validating Linux configuration? (11%)
  • Do you have experience of successfully reviewing, configuring & validating FreeRadius configuration? (11%)
  • Do you have experience working with Amazon Cloud Services (AWS)? (11%)
  • Are you certified as a Red Hat Practitioner? (11%)
  • Do you have have experience working in a DevOps environment? (11%)
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Have you worked in a Greenfield deployment, where you determine and proposed tools and software to use? (10%)
  • Have you worked on an Enterprise Mobility project for a governmental organisation? (10%)

How suppliers will be evaluated

How suppliers will be evaluated
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How many specialists to evaluate 3
Cultural fit criteria
  • Good working relationship & checkpoints throughout the engagement (1%)
  • The propose consultant will work with us on-site in Manchester (1%)
  • Good command of English language and able to deal with all Stakeholders (1%)
  • Ability to deal with iterations and amendements on time (1%)
  • Workflow and process high level & low level design document (1%)
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Reference
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

75%

Cultural fit

5%

Price

20%

Questions asked by suppliers

Questions asked by suppliers
Supplier question Buyer answer
1. “Please can you advise if this falls in or outside of IR35a? This falls outside IR35a.
2. What is the budget for this short term project? We would expect to receive a day rate from the specialists. We believe the work would not take longer than 3-5 days. The budget will be dependant on the specialist hired.
3. Hello, please could you tell me what the IR35 status is? Thank you. This falls outside IR35a.