Defence Equipment & Support

Network Designer

Incomplete applications

8
Incomplete applications
6 SME, 2 large

Completed applications

4
Completed applications
3 SME, 1 large
Important dates
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Published 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

Overview

Overview
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Specialist role Content designer
Summary of the work The Network Design role is required to create and where applicable update logical Network design 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.
Location 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

About the work
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Early market engagement N/A
Who the specialist will work with The Network design 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 - Router and Switch Configuration, generating config file templates, deployed specific config files, and work instructions.

- Updates to existing Deployed Network LLD where required.

- Advise on content of network hardware support/repair Work Instructions (feeding into HW Configuration and Tech Author resource).

Work setup

Work setup
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Address where the work will take place Hereford
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 information
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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

Available online at: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/acquisition-operating-framework.

Skills and experience

Buyers will use the essential and nice-to-have skills and experience to help them evaluate suppliers’ technical competence.

Skills and experience
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Essential skills and experience
  • Must have knowledge of:
  • OSPF.
  • DMVPN.
  • IPSec.
  • Wireless AP.
  • Cellular.
  • SNMP.
  • AAA.
  • DHCP, specifically configuration of options.
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • 1. Should have knowledge of:
  • Multicast.
  • Device hardening/Security principles.
  • Route Redistribution techniques.
  • Route summarisation.
  • 2. Could have knowledge of:
  • Modular QoS CLI.
  • Embedded Event Manager.
  • Python programming language.
  • 3. Previous experience in system administration.
  • 4. Demonstrated willingness to be flexible and adaptable to changing priorities with strong multi-tasking and organizational skills.

How suppliers will be evaluated

How suppliers will be evaluated
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How many specialists to evaluate 3
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

70%

Cultural fit

10%

Price

20%

Questions asked by suppliers

Questions asked by suppliers
Supplier question Buyer answer
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.
2. 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.
3. Please can you confirm whether this 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 https://www.tax.service.gov.uk/check-employment-status-for-tax/cluster/.
4. Please can you confirm whether this 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 https://www.tax.service.gov.uk/check-employment-status-for-tax/cluster/.
5. Does this business deem this service to sit inside or outside of IR35? The Intermediaries Legislation does not apply to this engagement, concluded by using the ‘check employment status for tax’ online tool https://www.tax.service.gov.uk/check-employment-status-for-tax/cluster/.
6. Can I ask if this role falls within or outside of IR35? The Intermediaries Legislation does not apply to this engagement, concluded by using the ‘check employment status for tax’ online tool https://www.tax.service.gov.uk/check-employment-status-for-tax/cluster/.
7. When do you anticipate the unfunded period during the 22 weeks? To clarify, the 6 week unfunded option is an optional extension period to be taken up after 31 March 2019. This is subject to further approvals and is therefore currently unfunded.