Awarded to Evodia Limited

Start date: Monday 19 November 2018
Value: £47,500
Company size: SME
Defence Equipment & Support

Design Architect

11 Incomplete applications

11 SME, 0 large

3 Completed applications

3 SME, 0 large

Important dates

Monday 1 October 2018
Deadline for asking questions
Monday 8 October 2018 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Monday 15 October 2018 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Content designer
Summary of the work
The Design Architect role is required to review, create & update system documentation for a deployed capability.
Latest start date
Thursday 1 November 2018
Expected contract length
22 weeks (up until the 31st March 2019) with a 5 week unfunded option.
West Midlands
Organisation the work is for
Defence Equipment & Support
Maximum day rate
£500 per day worked (8 hours).

Anticipated travel to MOD Abbey Wood at least 2 days per month to be included within this rate.

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
All documentation will be created alongside the established Design Authority and technical team, though the Design Architect must be familiar enough with the technologies used on the system to observe and document independently and to work autonomously with little guidance or oversight.
What the specialist will work on
* Review and align GPO configuration as far as possible between new and existing parts of the system.
* Review and input to Test Plans and Scripts, working with T&A resource to ensure test plan coverage is sufficient.
* Review all Design and Configuration in detail, identify and implement Design Amendments to existing project design documentation (e.g. Solution Architecture, Client Security Hardening Detailed Design).
* Coordinate technical issues and questions between PM and engineering/technical resource, advise and plan/re-plan with PM weekly.
* Brief up and discuss project and technical delivery with Design Authority Deployed Lead.

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Working arrangements
40 hrs (8hrs Mon - Fri).

This role will be based at the West Midlands site with anticipated travel to MOD Abbey Wood at least 2 times per Month to attend meetings with the Delivery Team. No expenses are payable as this travel is expected to be inclusive within the daily rate.
Security clearance
DV required on day 1 of the appointment due to the sensitivity of the role.

Additional information

Additional terms and conditions
In the event that the post is vacated the Supplier shall ensure that it is filled within one working week by a candidate who meets the criteria of this competition with prior approval of the Buyer.

The Supplier and their representatives shall abide by:
DEFCON 5J(Edn 18/11/16)-Unique Identifiers
DEFCON 76(Edn 12/06)-Contractor’s Personnel at Government Sites
DEFCON 501(Edn 11/17)-Definitions and Interpretations
DEFCON 522(Edn 11/17)-Payment and Recovery of Sums Due
DEFCON 658(Edn 10/17)-Cyber
DEFCON 659A(Edn 02/17)-Security Measures
DEFCON 660(Edn 12/15)-Official-Sensitive Security Requirements
DEFCON 703(Edn 08/13)-Intellectual Property Rights - Vesting in the Authority

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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
  • Knowledge of Active Directory.
  • Knowledge of Windows 10.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft System Centre 2012 suite of products.
  • Knowledge of C4IS Networks.
  • Knowledge of Operation and management of SECRET CIS systems.
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Previous experience with a deployed capability, design solution.
  • Demonstrated willingness to be flexible and adaptable to changing priorities with strong multi-tasking and organizational skills.
  • Knowledgeable of upgrades, refresh projects in an Agile environment

How suppliers will be evaluated

How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
  • Ability to work with others in a high pressure, Operational Environment that frequently manages conflicting priorities
  • Ability to make decisions under pressure.
  • Ability to work with multiple stakeholders.
  • Ability to work as a team.
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. Please can you confirm whether the role is inside or outside IR35?
The Intermediaries Legislation does not apply to this engagement, concluded by using the ‘check employment status for tax’ online tool