Start date: Wednesday 28 November 2018
Value: £55,000
Company size: SME
Department of Business Energy and Industrial Strategy

SAS Admin & Developer

6 Incomplete applications

6 SME, 0 large

3 Completed applications

2 SME, 1 large

Important dates

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


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
Organisation the work is for
Department of Business Energy and Industrial Strategy
Maximum day rate
£250 per day

About the work

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

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 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
  • 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 many specialists to evaluate
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


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

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?