Awarded to Experis Limited

Start date: Monday 24 September 2018
Value: £72,000
Company size: large
United Kingdom Hydrographic Office

UKHO Core Data Platform Environments Consultancy

4 Incomplete applications

4 SME, 0 large

7 Completed applications

5 SME, 2 large

Important dates

Friday 10 August 2018
Deadline for asking questions
Tuesday 14 August 2018 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Friday 17 August 2018 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Summary of the work
Reporting to the Lead Solution Architect of the UKHO Marine Information Transformation (MINT) programme, the requirement is to migrate the authentication and authorization solution for the existing Core Data Platform (CDP) and supporting Linux infrastructure, from OpenLDAP + standalone Kerberos to Microsoft Active Directory.
Latest start date
Monday 17 September 2018
Expected contract length
6 Months
South West England
Organisation the work is for
United Kingdom Hydrographic Office
Maximum day rate

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
The consultancy is required within the Marine Intelligence Programme
What the specialist will work on
• Work alongside administrators of the central UKHO Active Directory (AD) authentication and authorization solution to move the existing MINT Role-Based Access Control (RBAC), currently implemented using OpenLDAP and standalone Kerberos, to AD. The design for the new group structure in AD will be provided.
• Extend the RBAC solution with additional groups and permissions for finer-grained access to target systems. Detailed requirements for this will be provided.
• Carry out the above tasks concurrently with ongoing MINT activity involving migration of the CDP from one Hadoop distribution to another, as well as a move to new business premises.

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
United Kingdom Hydrographic Office, Admiralty Way, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 2DN
Working arrangements
Full-time, 5 days a week.
Security clearance
Security Check (SC) or Disclosure of Scotland as a minimum

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
  • Demonstrable experience of working as a technical SME within a project environment, using Agile methodologies.
  • Expertise in the following technologies: Ansible, OpenLDAP, Active Directory
  • Expertise in Linux system administration, especially CentOS and Red Ha
  • Understanding of security of UNIX systems, especially CentOS and Red Hat
  • Experience of administering network security including configuring firewalls, Kerberos, LDAP and SSS
  • Experience of version control using Git
Nice-to-have skills and experience
Experience of working with Hadoop clusters

How suppliers will be evaluated

How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
Demonstrable ability to maintain strong relations with internal and external stakeholders.
Assessment methods
Work history
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. Is this requirement inside or outside IR35
This is outside of IR35.
2. Can this role be completed remotely?
3. Is there a current incumbent?
No, this is a one-off package of work