Awarded to Civica UK Limited

Start date: Sunday 1 July 2018
Value: £343,640
Company size: large
Java Development Team-ViSOR, Software Engineering Group - Home Office

Oracle Database Designer and Administrator copy

2 Incomplete applications

2 SME, 0 large

9 Completed applications

7 SME, 2 large

Important dates

Friday 25 May 2018
Deadline for asking questions
Friday 1 June 2018 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Friday 8 June 2018 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Summary of the work
Oracle Database Designer and Administrator able to action the requirement of ViSOR Governance and Change Management Groups and design changes to an Oracle Database to facilitate changes on the application. Engage in their deployment on the Police National Computer. Act on requests for large scale data extracts and FOI requests.
Latest start date
Sunday 1 July 2018
Expected contract length
2 years
Organisation the work is for
Java Development Team-ViSOR, Software Engineering Group - Home Office
Maximum day rate

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
Specialist will be working directly with a Business Design Systems Analyst, 3 Oracle Developers, 2 Oracle Test Analysts, the Product and Service Manager. Plus regular interfaces with Governance members, users and PNC technicians
What the specialist will work on
ViSOR Releases for 2018/19, Support for ViSOR Migration, Static Maintenance Releases, 3rd Line Support on Business Issues, Data Extract Reports, FOI Requests, Input on ITHC issues, Assistance with transition to NLEDS, Support improvements to Business Continuity

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
1st Floor, Fry Building, 2 Marsham Street, London,SW1P 4DF. Or, Bernard Weatherill House, 9th Floor, 8 Mint Walk, Croydon, CR0 1EA
Working arrangements
Expectation to be onsite for 5 day working week. However, home working facility being sought for use no more that 2 working days per week. Onsite working to be in a secure area with JDT-ViSOR
Security clearance
SC and NPPV Level 3

Additional information

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.

Essential skills and experience
  • Oracle Database Administration and design on multiple versions of Oracle 7 through to 12.
  • Advanced Database Design and implementation using various toolsets.
  • Knowledge of supporting tools such as TOAD, Rational Toolset and Oracle Enterprise Manager.
  • Knowledge of supporting Oracle toolsets such as Application server.
  • Knowledge of development design from J2EE and Web Based applications.
  • Advance Tuning and performance management skills.
  • Knowledge of Windows, Unix and Linux OS to support development.
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Working knowledge of client tools and good understanding of client practices
  • Good business knowledge of Offender Management and Intelligence based system including knowledge of current legislation
  • Excellent ability to deal with users regarding live support and data requests

How suppliers will be evaluated

How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
  • Flexible, Supportive, Questioning and Calm
  • Work as a team with our organisation and other stakeholders, including willingness to share information and pass knowledge
  • Transparent and collaborative when making decisions
  • Have a no-blame-culture and encourage people to learn from their mistakes
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Presentation
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. Would SC clearance be enough for an individual to commence work on the project or is NPPV Level 3 required before one can start onsite?
NPPV Level 3 would be required prior to commencement onsite. ViSOR and NPIRMT standards require this given the sensitivity of the application
2. Will the Home assist with our SC cleared Business and Systems Analyst through NPPV Level 3?
The Home Office can advise on the NPPV Level 3 clearance process but active administrative assistance is not given.
3. Is there an incumbent in the role currently please?
The role is currently fulfilled by an incumbent
4. Please can you confirm the IR35 status of this role? 2) Please can you confirm if there is a current incumbent in the role?
The IR35 status of the current incumbent is ‘exempt’
5. In regard to the below experience required - could you please clarify if you are looking for the successful candidate to have worked on these specifically? Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2009, Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2009, Sexual Offences Act 2003 (Remedial) (Scotland) Order 2011,
That would be preferable, but if a candidate can demonstrate good knowledge of the legislation that would suffice.