Home Office Data Products

Home Office Data Products Lead Data Engineer

Incomplete applications

7
Incomplete applications
5 SME, 2 large

Completed applications

11
Completed applications
10 SME, 1 large
Important dates
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Published Wednesday 11 April 2018
Deadline for asking questions Wednesday 18 April 2018 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Wednesday 25 April 2018 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Overview
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Specialist role Technical Architect
Summary of the work A Lead Data Engineer to maintain, optimise and develop an oracle based system which is a key part of managing overstaying compliance in the UK. They will be expected to have knowledge of applying systems integration and use Oracle SQL knowledge to drive forward improvements.
Latest start date Friday 1 June 2018
Expected contract length Two years
Location London
Organisation the work is for Home Office Data Products
Maximum day rate Day rate up to but not exceeding £500.

About the work

About the work
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Early market engagement None
Who the specialist will work with A mixed team of civil servants and suppliers of business development services. The lead will be working within a small dedicated team that comprises of a dedicated data engineer support, Product Manager, Business engagement Manager and Business Analysis.
What the specialist will work on The Lead Data Engineer will maintain, optimise and develop an oracle based system which is a key part of managing overstaying compliance in the UK. They will be expected to have knowledge of applying systems integration and use Oracle SQL knowledge to drive forward improvements. They will work with business users across the Home Office to support improvements to the system and managing issues raised through continuous feedback.

Deliver upgrades to the systems based on new requirements, including Brexit related data flow

Work setup

Work setup
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Address where the work will take place Main location for the work will be at Apollo House, Croydon with occasional other locations being central London. Some remote working may be available where necessary and appropriate.
Working arrangements The supplier will provide a resource to work within a feature team made up of the required specialist skills. We expect the supplier to be flexible and work with a mixed team across multiple sites. . Off site and remote working can be accommodated, however due to security considerations this would need to be discussed.

Travel to regional sites to be agreed, expenses incurred from travel outside of the M25/Greater London will be subject to Home Office Travel and Subsistence Policy.
Security clearance All staff must be SC cleared. We will ask bidders for details of key personnel, if successful the bidder will be asked for confirmation of security clearance or we will initiate clearance process.

Additional information

Additional information
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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
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Essential skills and experience
  • • Demonstrate significant expertise and experience of working with a wide range of complex data.
  • • Have proven experience of at least 5 years of advanced Oracle SQL & PL/SQL knowledge
  • • Evidence of using Oracle Solution Design, and Oracle Performance Tuning experience to enable continuous improvement of the system.
  • • Demonstrate an understanding of the technical concepts required in their role and how these fit into the wider technical landscape.
  • • Possess strong stakeholder skills, demonstrating significant success in articulating issues in both technical and non-technical terms
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • • Certified Oracle PL/SQL Developer.
  • • Knowledge of Home Office Data systems
  • • Significant understanding, expertise and experience of working within Government departments, the general business operations, data, organisational structures, systems and processes
  • • Demonstrable experience of positively engaging and influencing senior stakeholder managers at a strategic level within Government departments
  • • Demonstrable knowledge of airline domain data regarding passenger information

How suppliers will be evaluated

How suppliers will be evaluated
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How many specialists to evaluate 3
Cultural fit criteria •Possess a well honed collaborative approach to delivery- and be familiar in operating with a flat team hierarchy
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

65%

Cultural fit

5%

Price

30%

Questions asked by suppliers

Questions asked by suppliers
Supplier question Buyer answer
1. What is the IR35 status for this task? This role is considered outside of IR35 legislation, and the current incumbent has been deemed to be outside of IR35, however, there is no guarantee that this status will not change.
2. Is there an incumbent in place for this position please? Yes, there is a current incumbent in place but the contract is due to expire hence the competitive procurement to replace the current resource.
3. Looking at the Role description, the day rate and the questions it seems that a candidate has already been identified, please can you confirm if you have a person in mind for this role already that may effect other applications? the market rates for this level is lower that average especially someone with Home Office experience. previous similar roles have been advertised at a much higher rate. The Home Office currently has a resource filling this role which we are looking to replace. The day rate has been based on our experience in filling roles of this kind within our team over the last 10 years and is our expected market rate.
HOWEVER, please note that the published day rate is that intended to be paid to the resource selected, NOT the rate paid to the supplier.
4. Can you confirm if this role falls inside or outside of the off-payroll working regulations (IR35)? Thank you This role is considered outside of IR35 legislation, and the current incumbent has been deemed to be outside of IR35, however, there is no guarantee that this status will not change.
5. Can the authority please advise on the IR35 status of this role This role is considered outside of IR35 legislation, and the current incumbent has been deemed to be outside of IR35, however, there is no guarantee that this status will not change.
6. Will this role be deemed to be be inside IR35? This role is considered outside of IR35 legislation, and the current incumbent has been deemed to be outside of IR35, however, there is no guarantee that this status will not change.
7. Is there a current incumbent performing this task? Yes, there is a current incumbent in place but the contract is due to expire hence the competitive procurement to replace the current resource.
8. Will the engagement be deemed out of scope for IR35? Is the £500 day rate an all inclusive rate, including supplier fees? This role is considered outside of IR35 legislation, and the current incumbent has been deemed to be outside of IR35, however, there is no guarantee that this status will not change.
The published day rate of £500 is that intended to be paid to the resource selected, NOT the rate paid to the supplier and is therefore NOT inclusive of supplier fees.