Awarded to Interact Consulting Limited

Start date: Monday 12 November 2018
Value: £448,000
Company size: SME
Home Office Police & Public Protection Technology (PPPT)

PPPT - Commodity Cloud Oracle Specialist

7 Incomplete applications

7 SME, 0 large

7 Completed applications

5 SME, 2 large

Important dates

Monday 17 September 2018
Deadline for asking questions
Wednesday 19 September 2018 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Monday 24 September 2018 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Technical Architect
Summary of the work
A Commodity Cloud Oracle specialist is required to lead the design and strategy of a critical migration project.
Latest start date
Monday 22 October 2018
Expected contract length
6 months with option to extend
Organisation the work is for
Home Office Police & Public Protection Technology (PPPT)
Maximum day rate

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
• Working within PPPT reporting to the Programme’s Lead Architect on design.
• Will need to engage with members of the Law Enforcement Data Service (LEDS) Architecture Team, the existing Police Live Services team and with the programme’s Delivery Partners as necessary.
• To deliver some of the design work, external stakeholder engagement should be expected.
What the specialist will work on
The specialist will define the tactical and strategic direction of a critical migration and transformation project.

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
• Primary location: Hendon Datacentre
• Other London sites.Coydon/2MS
Working arrangements
Some remote working is acceptable, supported by a HO laptop to enable collaboration and sensitive material to be exchanged.
Some meetings can be by conference call, but significant design meetings are expected to be face-to-face at a HO location or partner visit. Existing Subject Matter Experts located in Croydon or Hendon will provide most of the information on the architectures and requirements.
Security clearance
SC or ability to be SC cleared

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 in technically leading strategic and tactical projects and/or programmes within the past 2 years
  • Demonstrable expert knowledge implementing Oracle Databases and Middleware in Commodity Cloud.
  • Demonstrable experience in architecting Commodity Cloud IaaS and/or PaaS solutions from the ground up within the past 2 years
  • Demonstrable expert knowledge of Linux, specifically Redhat within the past 2 years
  • Demonstrable expert knowledge of the following database technologies. Oracle, SQL & Aurora, within the past 2 years
  • Demonstrable expert knowledge of Oracle Service Bus
  • Demonstrable expert knowledge of Oracle WebLogic
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Demonstrable experiences working with encryption or data and network traffic
  • Knowledge of any scripting languages
  • Knowledge of Police IT Systems

How suppliers will be evaluated

How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
  • Seek constructive outcomes in discussions
  • Actively involve colleagues and partners to deliver an outcome
  • Challenge assumptions but remain willing to compromise when it is beneficial to progress
  • Make recommendations for decisions and options
  • Personal management of time within a team to best deliver the scope of work
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. Is there a current incumbent?
There is no incumbent.
2. Is this role inside or outside of IR35?
The role is considered to be outside IR35, however the IR35 status will be re assessed at the point of contract award