Department of Business Energy and Industrial Strategy

SAS Admin & Developer

Incomplete applications

6
Incomplete applications
6 SME, 0 large

Completed applications

3
Completed applications
2 SME, 1 large
Important dates
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Published Friday 12 October 2018
Deadline for asking questions Tuesday 16 October 2018 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Friday 19 October 2018 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Overview
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Specialist role Data engineer
Summary of the work Opportunity to use your SAS expertise and knowledge on a cloud based analytical platform.
Latest start date Friday 30 November 2018
Expected contract length up to 12 months
Location London
Organisation the work is for Department of Business Energy and Industrial Strategy
Maximum day rate £250 per day

About the work

About the work
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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. Monitoring SAS servers so that they are running in the most efficient state.
2. Support others to develop their own SAS capabilities, including ProcSQL and maintenance.
3. Ensure data stored in SAS server is held securely and stored efficiently.
4. Help develop technology paths so other databases and software packages to access SAS.
5. Using best coding techniques to get the best out of SAS capabilities.

Work setup

Work setup
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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 information
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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.

Skills and experience
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Essential skills and experience
  • Experience of administration of SAS Server - 12 points
  • Experience of using BASE SAS, Enterprise Guide, Graph and another major SAS component - 12 points
  • 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
  • Experience of working with MS SQL Server or another SQL database - 3 points
  • Experience of Linux OS, such Ubuntu 16 (or later) or anything similar - 3 points
  • Experience of transferring data between SAS and other applications - 3 points
  • Experience of MS Excel and MS Access 2010 or later - 3 points
  • Experience of designing databases - 3 points

How suppliers will be evaluated

How suppliers will be evaluated
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How many specialists to evaluate 3
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

45%

Cultural fit

15%

Price

40%

Questions asked by suppliers

Questions asked by suppliers
Supplier question Buyer answer
1. Is the role in or outside of IR35 The role is outside of IR35
2. Is there a possibility for the budget to be increased? Unfortunately the budget is at the limit and unlikely to change.
3. Is there a current incumbent? No. This is a new role.
4. Is it possible to work remotely for this role? No.