Home Office - Police and Public Protection Technology Portfolio

NLEDP 124 Senior Mainframe Technology and Software Specialist

Incomplete applications

5
Incomplete applications
5 SME, 0 large

Completed applications

4
Completed applications
3 SME, 1 large
Important dates
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Published Friday 15 February 2019
Deadline for asking questions Tuesday 19 February 2019 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Friday 22 February 2019 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Overview
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Specialist role Technical Architect
Summary of the work The role will involve analysing and assessing the feasibility for various upgrade options for software such as OSD v9, UTM v6.3, Natural v427, Adabas v825 and related or interfacing components. And then, potentially, leading as a technical consultant any agreed changes for implementation
Latest start date Monday 11 March 2019
Expected contract length up to 24 months
Location London
Organisation the work is for Home Office - Police and Public Protection Technology Portfolio
Maximum day rate Maximum day rate of £1,045 excl VAT

About the work

About the work
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Early market engagement n/a
Who the specialist will work with The specialist will be a member of the PNC Change Team within the Home Office PPPT portfolio. Other engagement will include working with the NLEDP programme and the varying technical / services support teams based at our Hendon Data Centre.
What the specialist will work on The work will be in 3 phases
1.Analysis of mainframe technology hardware and software to formulate recommendations for upgrade options, to maintain continuity of support from suppliers and develop a roadmap including costs / resource profiles for minimal change through the life of the system.
2.Support the delivery of any commissioned change activity recomended, this could include documenting or validating high and low level designs, test strategies, implementation plans and also executing changes where there are identified internal skills gaps.
3.Support relevant BAU activities to resolve incidents, changes, problems affecting the mainframe components - by advising or hands on configuration.

Work setup

Work setup
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Address where the work will take place Locations to be split between:
- Working from home
- Home Office, HDC, 1 Peel Square, Aerodrome Road, London, NW9 5JE
- Home Office, Bernard Weatherill House, 9th Floor, 8 Mint Walk, Croydon, CR0 1EA
- Home Office, 2 Marsham Street, London SW1P 4DF
Working arrangements This will be a part time role estimated at 5 working days per month. This may vary over the life of the contract.
Please note that this role has been initially assessed as being outside of scope of IR35. The IR35 status will checked again at the point of contract award.
Security clearance The specialist must either have SC clearance or be prepared to undergo the SC Clearance process, as well as Non-Police Personnel Vetting (NPPV3)

Additional information

Additional information
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Additional terms and conditions n/a

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
  • Recent (within the last 2 years) demonstrable experience of working on National Policing Systems.
  • Recent (within the last 2 years) extensive demonstrable experience over 10 years of designing and supporting solutions with Fujitsu mainframe technology (Mainframe SE700 H/W with BS2000, OSD v9, UTM v6.3)
  • Demonstrable experience over 10 years of designing and supporting solutions with Software AG mainframe technology (Natural v427, Adabas v825)
  • Recent (within the last 2 years) demonstrable experience developing and or supporting products implemented in a mixture of Cobol, C, 390 assembler and Easy Case assembler.
Nice-to-have skills and experience Working knowledge of software such as, LiveSM5 Additional Security, SRG Signon,NSPIS,VODS,QUEST,ANPR,PFI and MLOG

How suppliers will be evaluated

How suppliers will be evaluated
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How many specialists to evaluate 3
Cultural fit criteria
  • Work as a team with our organisation and other suppliers.
  • Transparent, collaborative and evidence based approach to making decisions or recommendations.
  • Challenge assumptions but remain willing to compromise when it is beneficial to progress
  • Actively involve colleagues and partners to deliver an outcome.
  • Seek constructive outcomes in discussions.
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

75%

Cultural fit

5%

Price

20%

Questions asked by suppliers

Questions asked by suppliers
Supplier question Buyer answer
1. Can the authority please confirm if there is a current incumbent There isn't an incumbent
2. Is there any flexibility on police experience being an essential requirement?
We have an SC Cleared candidate interested without police experience and a candidate that doesn't hold active clearance but has police experience in 2002. Both have very similar experience / skillset.
As we can only submit one candidate for the position and the fact recent Adabas experience is very limited/niche, which candidate would you prefer to review?
It will be very difficult to find a suitable candidate willing to work just 5 days a month, who holds active clearance with police experience in the last 2 years.
We cannot guide you as to which candidate to put forward. However, we are willing to support the successful candidate in obtaining the relevant security clearance, if required.