Her Majesty’s Passport Office

Business Intelligence DevOps Engineer

Incomplete applications

7
Incomplete applications
6 SME, 1 large

Completed applications

9
Completed applications
6 SME, 3 large
Important dates
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Published Wednesday 14 March 2018
Deadline for asking questions Friday 16 March 2018 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Wednesday 21 March 2018 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Overview
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Specialist role Web operations engineer
Summary of the work Power BI DevOps Engineer for HM Passport Office’s BI transformation project, working in agile delivery team to iteratively design, build and implement a BI platform infrastructure in collaboration with Lead Technical Architect. This work will lay the foundation of key architecture building blocks for the future BI platform.
Latest start date Friday 1 June 2018
Expected contract length 12months with optional further period upto 12months dependent on business need. Total upto 24months
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 Home Office have already evaluated various BI tools and chosen Microsoft Power BI as a strategic BI Visualisation Tool.
Who the specialist will work with There is a small team allocated to this work formed of a Product Manager, Business Analyst, Technical Lead, Developer and a Lead Architect.
What the specialist will work on Build BI infrastructure in AWS using Terraform, Powershell, Chocolatey and Jenkins. Support and installation of Windows 2012, Windows AD, SQL Server and automation.
Provide Expert knowledge and be an escalation point of contact for BI Infrastructure
Work with existing DevOps team, BI project team and HMPO Security stakeholders.

Work setup

Work setup
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Address where the work will take place Westminster
Working arrangements We expect the specialist to work collaboratively with existing in house DevOps team and Strategic Business Intelligence project to develop the BI platform infrastructure in AWS.
Work is based in London and will involve the supplier being on site 5 days per week to work collaboratively with Her Majesty’s Passport Office teams; travel and expenses remains the responsibility of the supplier.
Service design and development must align with the Her Majesty’s Passport Office strategic technical architecture and technologies.
Security clearance SC Clearance is required. HM Passport Office will support the clearance process

Additional information

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

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
  • • Have demonstrable experience of using AWS(VPC, EC2, RDS, ELB, Route53, IAM) and Terraform for provisioning AWS resources
  • • Have demonstrable experience of Windows 2012 server installation and configuration management, Windows AD, roles, permissions, group policies, security, Antivirus and Powershell
  • • Have demonstrable experience of SQL Server installation, support and management
  • • Have demonstrable experience of Networking concepts: TCP/IP, Firewall, Routing, DNS
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • • Have demonstrable experience of using Developers tools: GIT, Jenkins, Nexus/Artifactory and YAML/JSON
  • • Have demonstrable experience of build automation using Puppet, Ansible and Docker
  • • Have demonstrable experience of Linux administration

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 HM 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. What is the IR35 status? We expect this engagement to be outside IR35, however status is assessed on a case-by-case basis.
2. Could you please advise on the budget ceiling so that we can keep within budget when choosing the right candidate The maximum day rate has been left blank intentionally; we will assess the day rate for suppliers using the evaluation weighting we have disclosed on the requirements.
3. Please can you Guide as the the ceiling budget for this role Thank you. The maximum day rate has been left blank intentionally; we will assess the day rate for suppliers using the evaluation weighting we have disclosed on the requirements.