Awarded to Lucid Support Services Ltd

Start date: Monday 3 December 2018
Value: £55,000
Company size: SME
Department of Business Energy and Industrial Strategy

SQL Database Specialist

6 Incomplete applications

6 SME, 0 large

17 Completed applications

16 SME, 1 large

Important dates

Friday 28 September 2018
Deadline for asking questions
Friday 5 October 2018 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Friday 12 October 2018 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Summary of the work
Opportunity to use your SQL database expertise and knowledge on a cloud based analytical platform.
Latest start date
Friday 30 November 2018
Expected contract length
6 months
Organisation the work is for
Department of Business Energy and Industrial Strategy
Maximum day rate
£500 per day

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
The team is embedded with the Analytical community and serves other external departments, but all users are Analysts (Statisticians, Economists, Operational Researchers and Social Researchers).
What the specialist will work on
1. Using best techniques and technology to load and extract data into cloud-based virtualised MS SQL Server to and from different data sources.
2. Monitoring MS SQL servers so that they are running in the most efficient state.
3. Support others to develop their own SQL capabilities, including T-SQL and maintenance.
4. Ensure data stored in SQL server is held securely and stored efficiently.
5. Develop technology paths so other databases and software packages to access SQL Server

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Westminster, London
Working arrangements
On-site 5 days a week.
meetings with users and teams in London offices
Security clearance
Willing to undergo Security Clearance (SC).

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
  • Previous experience of database administration of MS SQL 2014 or later - 12 points
  • Previous experience of using SQL Server Integration Services - 12 points
  • Previous experience of at least one scripting language, such as VB Script, Python, PHP or a similar language - 12 points
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Previous experience of using R - 3 points
  • Previous experience of working PostgresSQL or another open source SQL database - 3 points
  • Previous experience of Linux OS, such Ubuntu 16 (or later) or anything similar - 3 points
  • Previous experience of designing web pages - 3 points
  • Previous experience of MS Excel and MS Access 2010 or later - 3 points
  • Previous experience of designing databases - 3 points

How suppliers will be evaluated

How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
  • Able to work in a small multi-skilled team - 3 points
  • Willing to help develop other colleagues' capability - 3 points
  • Always be willing to help users - 3 points
  • Willing to working within the existing toolset - 3 points
  • Able to communicate complex solutions in a simple manner for non-technical users - 3 points
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Reference
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. Can you confirm if this role is inside or outside of IR35?
This role is outside of IR35.
2. Is there a current incumbent in the role?
No. This is a new role within the team.
3. Will the resource be able to start without SC Clearance in place? – i.e start with BPSS.
Candidate can start role with basic check, but we will undergo SC checks once position is confirmed.