Awarded to Lucid Support Services Ltd

Start date: Monday 1 October 2018
Value: £312,000
Company size: SME
Her Majesty’s Passport Office

Her Majesty's Passport Office - API Technical Lead

14 Incomplete applications

12 SME, 2 large

4 Completed applications

3 SME, 1 large

Important dates

Published
Thursday 5 July 2018
Deadline for asking questions
Monday 9 July 2018 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Thursday 12 July 2018 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Specialist role
Developer
Summary of the work
Specialist required to work in a Public/Private API, Web Interface development team to identify needs, assess security requirements, design and develop the required components, document the low level design, provide in-depth technology input to other technology stakeholders, and conduct a code review periodically.
Latest start date
Monday 30 July 2018
Expected contract length
24Months total-Initial 12months-further period up to 12months depending on business need&performance
Location
London
Organisation the work is for
Her Majesty’s Passport Office
Maximum day rate

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
Specialist will be part of development team working closely with the Lead Architect. Specialist will be required to work with multiple development teams and existing vendor to understand legacy API/web application, and design, develop and document the target technology components in AWS cloud.
What the specialist will work on
Specialist required to work in a public/private API, Web Interface development team to identify needs, assess security requirements, design/develop and document the required components, provide in-depth technology input to other technology stakeholders, and conduct a code review periodically, and be responsible for low level design.

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
London, Westminster
Working arrangements
We expect the specialist to work collaboratively with Lead Architect and in-house development teams that are transforming the HMPO business processes/applications.
Work is based in London and will involve the supplier being on site 5 days per week to work collaboratively with HMPO teams; travel and expenses remains the responsibility of the supplier.
Service design and development must align with the HM Passport Office strategic technical architecture and technologies.
Security clearance
SC Clearance is required. HM Passport Office will support the clearance process.

Additional information

Additional terms and conditions
Breakpoints to assess progress and quality will be set by mutual agreement.

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
  • Have demonstrable experience of successfully designing and implementing Public and Private API frameworks in cloud.
  • Have demonstrable experience of design and implementation of API policy management frameworks and API Gateways (APIGee, CA, AWS API Gateway etc.).
  • Have demonstrable experience in API security (SOAP/REST) and industry standard best practices to secure a public/private API hosted in cloud.
  • Have demonstrable experience of successfully delivering digital solutions that collect and manage personal and/or sensitive information with appropriate controls and protection.
  • Have demonstrable experience of implementing API in AWS cloud utilising AWS products and services.
  • Have demonstrable hands-on experience of Java, API Gateways, SOAP & Resful APIs, JWT, JWS/JWE, JOSE.
  • Have demonstrable experience of documenting low level design and ability to work in a established design and governance process.
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Have demonstrable experience of successfully and collaboratively working, coaching and sharing knowledge with Public Sector client teams, particularly those with limited agile development experience
  • Have demonstrable experience of successfully design, implementation and migration of SOAP based API services from legacy technologies utilising Amazon AWS.
  • Have demonstrable experience of migrating applications and services from traditional data centre and infrastructure, network, to AWS cloud.
  • Have demonstrable experience of migrating services off PSN to public cloud infrastructure.
  • Have existing, valid SC Clearance

How suppliers will be evaluated

How many specialists to evaluate
3
Cultural fit criteria
  • Be transparent and collaborative when making decisions.
  • Can work with clients with low technical expertise. Able to work within HMPO design, delivery and governance framework.
  • Take responsibility for their work.
  • Able to work within HMPO design, delivery and governance framework.
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

60%

Cultural fit

15%

Price

25%

Questions asked by suppliers

1. Can the authority please confirm the IR35 status of this role
We expect this engagement to be outside IR35, however status is assessed on a case-by-case basis.
2. Does the authority have a day rate or budget in mind for this requirement
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. Can the authority confirm if there is a current incumbent to this role.
There is no incumbent, this is a new role.
4. Please can you confirm whether or not this position will be inside IR35? Also if there is currently an incumbent in the role?
There is no incumbent, this is a new role. We expect this engagement to be outside IR35, however status is assessed on a case-by-case basis.