Awarded to People Source Consulting Ltd

Start date: Monday 26 November 2018
Value: £39,690
Company size: SME
Defence Equipment & Support

Hardware Configuration

2 Incomplete applications

2 SME, 0 large

5 Completed applications

4 SME, 1 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 Hardware configuration role is required to create the physical, system documentation for a deployed capability.
Latest start date
Thursday 1 November 2018
Expected contract length
22 weeks (up to 31 March 2019) with a 6 week unfunded option.
West Midlands
Organisation the work is for
Defence Equipment & Support
Maximum day rate
£450 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
The Hardware configuration role holder will report to and will be directed, on a daily basis, by the appointed Project Manager for the creation, maintenance and configuration control of deployed technical documentation.
What the specialist will work on
- Complete assembly of the hardware including cables and peripherals. Document the assembly guide (doubling as a hardware LLD), calling on the Technical Author as required.

- Review and adapt existing SOIs and hardware build guides to suit the delivery, particularly on re-used components such as Satcom, Printers, Peripherals etc.

- Review and adapt any hardware repair and hardware proactive maintenance instructions, working with Tech. Author to deliver as Work Instructions.

- Hands on validation of all configuration guides (work instructions) produced by the Network or System designers, for hardware configuration (Network, Client, Printer, Voice/Video Peripherals etc).

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
MOD 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
  • The Hardware configuration role requires generalist knowledge of the following technologies:
  • Desktop hardware Laptops, Printers, VoIP peripherals, Video peripherals.
  • Familiar with network hardware such as routers, switches.
  • Familiar with encryption devices.
  • Experience of developing Technical CIS documentation.
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Previous experience in system administration.
  • Demonstrated willingness to be flexible and adaptable to changing priorities with strong multi-tasking and organizational skills.
  • Knowledgeable of transition, 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. Is there currently an incumbent in the role and will they be reapplying through DOS?
There is no incumbent, this is a requirement for additional resource.