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Home Office - Police and Public Protection Technology (PPPT) Commodity Cloud DevOps resource

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Important dates
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Published Monday 22 October 2018
Deadline for asking questions Wednesday 24 October 2018 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Monday 29 October 2018 at 11:59pm GMT


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Specialist role Developer
Summary of the work A DevOps resource is required to support the Programme architects in delivery of a migration project.
Latest start date Monday 19 November 2018
Expected contract length 6 months initialy with the option to extend up to two years.
Location London
Organisation the work is for Home Office
Maximum day rate £900.

About the work

About the work
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Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with • Working within PPPT reporting to the Programmes Lead Architect on design.
• Will need to engage with members of the Law Enforcement Data Service (LEDS) Architecture Team, the existing Police Live Services team and with the programme’s Delivery Partners as necessary.
• To deliver some of the design work, external stakeholder engagement should be expected.
What the specialist will work on The DevOps resource will document the existing legacy architecture and assist in transition to the new cloud architecture in line with PPPT Architectural Principles.

Work setup

Work setup
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Address where the work will take place • Primary location: Croydon.
• Other London sites. Hendon Datacentre /2 Marsham Street.
Working arrangements Some remote working is acceptable, supported by a Home Office laptop to enable collaboration and sensitive material to be exchanged.
Some meetings can be by conference call, but significant design meetings are expected to be face-to-face at a Home Office location or partner visit. Existing Subject Matter Experts located in Croydon or Hendon will provide most of the information on the architectures and requirements.
Security clearance SC or ability to be SC cleared.

Additional information

Additional information
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Additional terms and conditions T&S will not be payable for travel to sites within the M25. Travel outside of the M25 will be subject to HO T&S policy.

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
  • Demonstrable expert knowledge of Commodity Cloud DevOps Functions within the past 2 years.
  • Demonstrable experience in Weblogic Server 10.x.
  • Demonstrable experience in Weblogic Workshop 8.x.
  • Demonstrable expert knowledge of Redhat Linux 5-7 within the past 2 years.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of Oracle Service Bus within the past 2 years.
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Knowledge of JBoss Fuse.
  • Knowledge of Oracle 10 databases.
  • Knowledge of Police IT Systems.
  • Knowledge of VMWare.
  • Knowledge of Docker, Kubernetes and Ansible.

How suppliers will be evaluated

How suppliers will be evaluated
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How many specialists to evaluate 3
Cultural fit criteria
  • Seek constructive outcomes in discussions.
  • Actively involve colleagues and partners to deliver an outcome.
  • Challenge assumptions but remain willing to compromise when it is beneficial to progress.
  • Make recommendations for decisions and options.
  • Personal management of time within a team to best deliver the scope of work.
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

Questions asked by suppliers
Supplier question Buyer answer
1. Is the role inside or outside IR35? This role is outside IR35.
2. Is there someone already in post for this role, or is this a brand new role? There is no incumbent. This is a new role.
3. Please clarify if you are looking for a hands on Developer or more of a strategic consultant? Hands on.
4. Would you prefer to see AWS or Azure cloud experience? We would prefer to see both as a balanced portfolio.