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Home Office- Common Data Programme.

Data Products-CDP Tech Lead

8 Incomplete applications

7 SME, 1 large

6 Completed applications

5 SME, 1 large

Important dates

Published
Monday 2 July 2018
Deadline for asking questions
Monday 9 July 2018 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Monday 16 July 2018 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Specialist role
Product manager
Summary of the work
The Common Data Programme is is delivering a common data model for the department together with a big data platform for storing and retrieving our data. As part of a Data Products organisation we are building tools and services for the department to make best use of its data.
Latest start date
Monday 23 July 2018
Expected contract length
24 months. Initial 6 month term.
Location
London
Organisation the work is for
Home Office- Common Data Programme.
Maximum day rate
It is not expected that the day rate charged will exceed £800 a day.

About the work

Early market engagement
None.
Who the specialist will work with
A mixed team of Civil Servants and Suppliers which will include Product Managers, DEvops, Data Developers and Testers.
There will be close working with other Data Products teams and with partner teams on-boarding to the data platform.
What the specialist will work on
The specialist will work as a specialist platform engineer with a product and programme team of Civil Servants and Suppliers who are building a shared platform for storing the department's data.
The specialist will support the product team, define the road-map for the platform, advising on technical strategy, feasibility and complexity of approach.

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Based in Croydon with some travel to headquarters in Central London and occasionally to other Home Office locations where service teams are based.
Working arrangements
The supplier is expected to supply a resource (s) to work on site in Croydon within an Agile team. We expect the supplier to be flexible. Off site and remote working can be accommodated, however due to Security considerations this will need prior discussion and approval.
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 the Home Office will initiate clearance process.

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
  • Certified Kubernetes Administrator.
  • Experience of working as a Tech lead in complex Government projects.
  • Experience of supporting multiple teams to adopt shared platforms.
  • Experience of supporting multiple teams to adopt technical standards.
  • Have delivered to the requirements of the Digital Service Standard.
  • Recent experience as a Tech Assessor for the Digital Service Standard.
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Experience delivering and operating shared platforms for multiple clients (PaaS or SaaS) and operating these as live services.
  • Experience of driving cultural change to support Agile transformation.

How suppliers will be evaluated

How many specialists to evaluate
5
Cultural fit criteria
  • Customer focused: the Data Platform is a shared resource providing a service to other teams. The specialist(s) must have a customer centric approach to delivering the platform.
  • Transparency: the specialist(s) will be able to drive openness and transparency in the way the team operates.
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

70%

Cultural fit

10%

Price

20%

Questions asked by suppliers

1. What is the IR35 status and is there a current incumbent?
This new role is working within a team already deemed outside of IR35 legislation, however, there is no guarantee that this status will not change at some time in the future.
The one, or two, positions in this requirement are new roles and there is no current incumbent.
2. Is this a new role or is there an incumbent presently in the role who's contract has come to an end requiring to re-tender?
This new role is working within a team already deemed outside of IR35 legislation, however, there is no guarantee that this status will not change at some time in the future.
The one, or two, positions in this requirement are new roles and there is no current incumbent.
3. Is this role assessed as inside or outside of the IR35 regulations?
This new role is working within a team already deemed outside of IR35 legislation, however, there is no guarantee that this status will not change at some time in the future.
4. Can the Home Office please confirm the IR35 status of this role
This new role is working within a team already deemed outside of IR35 legislation, however, there is no guarantee that this status will not change at some time in the future.
5. Will expenses be available for travel to the other Home office locations mentioned in the requirement
Under normal Home Office expenses policy for we will pay expenses for travel to locations outside of the M25.
6. Dear Sir / Madam, Please can you confirm if there is a current incumbent in the role? Kind Regards
The one, or two, positions in this requirement are new roles and there is no current incumbent.
7. 1) Is there an incumbent in this position? 2) Is "Certified Kubernetes Administrator" essential?
1)The one, or two, positions in this requirement are new roles and there is no current incumbent.

2) Being a certified Kubernetes Administrator is considered an essential skill for these roles.
8. Can the Home Office confirm if ether is a current incumbent within this role
The Home Office can confirm that there is no current incumbent and that these roles are new as in additions to an existing team.
9. Cna you please confirm if this role is Outside of IR35?
This new role is working within a team already deemed outside of IR35 legislation, however, there is no guarantee that this status will not change at some time in the future.
10. Can you please confirm if there is an incumbent and if so if they are able to apply via this framework?
We can confirm that there is no incumbent.