Careers Wales

Careers Wales website - Enterprise Architect

Incomplete applications

20
Incomplete applications
18 SME, 2 large

Completed applications

35
Completed applications
34 SME, 1 large
Important dates
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Published Thursday 10 January 2019
Deadline for asking questions Monday 14 January 2019 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Thursday 17 January 2019 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Overview
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Specialist role Technical Architect
Summary of the work Careers Wales are re-platforming their website and require support with the technical architecture/ security architecture, implementation of the target architecture, enterprise data modelling and integration of the UI and business logic developed by different third party suppliers. Careers Wales will own and manage the target architecture.
Latest start date Monday 28 January 2019
Expected contract length 6 Months
Location Wales
Organisation the work is for Careers Wales
Maximum day rate £1250

About the work

About the work
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Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with An internal Careers Wales team will support the development of the new website. This will include key internal resources, e.g. Product Development Management, Enterprise Architecture, Technical Project Management, Software Testing, DevOps and Network Administration etc. In addition, there will be a third party systems Integrator and a third party digital design agency.
What the specialist will work on 1. Technical design of the: Target architecture (evolving); Security architecture/ model (evolving); Transition architecture.
2. Define and architect data transformation and migration strategies from legacy systems to new data models.
3. Enterprise data modelling.
4. Technical support for the implementation of the: Target architecture; CI/CD Pipeline; Security architecture/ model; Integration of the UI and business logic; Data transformation strategy.
5. Technical and architectural guidance for new development projects with software vendors, ensuring CW retain control of their platform/ code, providing a good practice model for future development projects.
6. Technical assurance of the delivered solution.

Work setup

Work setup
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Address where the work will take place Cardiff (Wales)/ Some work can be conducted remotely.
Working arrangements Expected to follow agile development methods. Specific process to be agreed, however is expected to be SCRUM/ Kanban.

Specialist required to be onsite as needed/ some work can be conducted remotely, however a high degree of engagement is required with Careers Wales.
Security clearance BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards) BPSS are not formal security clearances; they are a package of pre-employment checks that represent good recruitment and employment practice.

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
  • Demonstrate in-depth experience of defining and implementing target microservices architectures (using Open Source technologies where appropriate), and transition architectures for legacy transformation projects.
  • Demonstrate experience of leading the technical governance of a Cloud native architecture utilising Microsoft Azure.
  • Demonstrate experience of technically designing and delivering complex enterprise level security solutions for web based platforms.
  • Demonstrate experience of technically designing and delivering fault tolerant, highly available and resilient technical solutions.
  • Demonstrate experience of architecting technical solutions, which enable performance monitoring and continuous review.
  • Demonstrate experience of enterprise data modelling, policies and standards.
  • Demonstrate experience of defining and architecting data transformation and migration strategies for legacy systems to new data models.
  • Demonstrate experience of analysing technical risks, and identifying mitigations to risks when migrating from legacy platforms to new target architectures.
  • Demonstrate experience using agile development methods e.g. SCRUM, Kanban etc. and integrating with client teams.
  • Demonstrate experience of designing solutions that are cost effective and deliver value for money.
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Demonstrate experience of working on medium - large size projects with multiple teams in remote locations.
  • Demonstrate experience of architecting solutions for Public Services in Cloud based environments.
  • Professional Cloud certification, specifically Microsoft Azure or AWS certifications.

How suppliers will be evaluated

How suppliers will be evaluated
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How many specialists to evaluate 4
Cultural fit criteria
  • Work as part of a team in our organisation and with third party suppliers.
  • Be transparent and collaborative when making decisions.
  • Transfer knowledge to our organisation.
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. Can the authority please confirm the IR35 status of this role? We consider the contract is outside IR35. Our projects are scoped around a specific set of deliverables (outcomes) which satisfy the rules for the service being out of IR35 scope. We have based this assumption on the following:
As a contractor you need to show that you are prepared to:
• cover the costs if for whatever reason you need to rectify your deliverable
• cover the costs of hiring a substitute in case in case you can no longer fulfil the duties outlined in the contract eg. sickness
2. Is this requirement inside or outside IR35? We consider the contract is outside IR35. Our projects are scoped around a specific set of deliverables (outcomes) which satisfy the rules for the service being out of IR35 scope. We have based this assumption on the following:
As a contractor you need to show that you are prepared to:
• cover the costs if for whatever reason you need to rectify your deliverable
• cover the costs of hiring a substitute in case you can no longer fulfil the duties outlines in the contract e.g. sickness
3. Can the authority please confirm the IR35 status of this role? We consider the contract is outside IR35. Our projects are scoped around a specific set of deliverables (outcomes) which satisfy the rules for the service being out of IR35 scope. We have based this assumption on the following:
As a contractor you need to show that you are prepared to:
• cover the costs if for whatever reason you need to rectify your deliverable
• cover the costs of hiring a substitute in case you can no longer fulfil the duties outlines in the contract e.g. sickness
4. Is there a current incumbent? Yes, Careers Wales are currently working with an Enterprise Architect.
5. What is the IR35 status? We consider the contract is outside IR35. Our projects are scoped around a specific set of deliverables (outcomes) which satisfy the rules for the service being out of IR35 scope. We have based this assumption on the following:
As a contractor you need to show that you are prepared to:
• cover the costs if for whatever reason you need to rectify your deliverable
• cover the costs of hiring a substitute in case you can no longer fulfil the duties outlines in the contract e.g. sickness
6. Can the Authority confirm if an incumbent is in this role at present? Yes, Careers Wales are working with an Enterprise Architect at present.
7. Will the incumbent be invited to apply via DOS? The opportunity is open to all suppliers registered and approved on the appropriate DOS Framework.
8. Is there an incumbent? Yes, Careers Wales are currently working with an Enterprise Architect.
9. The framework only allows us to submit candidates at a maximum rate which is lower than the rate on offer.

Will you consider the candidate at the maximum rate on offer at the next stage of the process (1250) if we make it clear in the application the proposed rate?
Yes, candidates will be considered at the maximum day rate set at £1250.
10. Please can you confirm you are looking for the candidate to start by the end of January? Yes, that is correct.
11. Can you confirm if this role is inside or outside of the IR 35 regulations? We consider the contract is outside IR35. Our projects are scoped around a specific set of deliverables (outcomes) which satisfy the rules for the service being out of IR35 scope. We have based this assumption on the following:
As a contractor you need to show that you are prepared to:
• cover the costs if for whatever reason you need to rectify your deliverable
• cover the costs of hiring a substitute in case you can no longer fulfil the duties outlines in the contract e.g. sickness
12. The rate listed on the advert is £1250 per day but when entering the application the maximum rate given as "your maximum" is £700 per day and it won't allow us to put in a higher rate than this – £700 per day is too low a rate for an Enterprise Architect could you please advise on this? The maximum day rate for this role is £1250 per day.
13. Is this requirement inside or outside IR35? We consider the contract is outside IR35. Our projects are scoped around a specific set of deliverables (outcomes) which satisfy the rules for the service being out of IR35 scope. We have based this assumption on the following:
As a contractor you need to show that you are prepared to:
• cover the costs if for whatever reason you need to rectify your deliverable
• cover the costs of hiring a substitute in case you can no longer fulfil the duties outlines in the contract e.g. sickness
14. Is there an incumbent in this role at the moment? Yes, Careers Wales are currently working with an Enterprise Architect.
15. Is this role in or out of scope of IR35? We consider the contract is outside IR35. Our projects are scoped around a specific set of deliverables (outcomes) which satisfy the rules for the service being out of IR35 scope. We have based this assumption on the following:
As a contractor you need to show that you are prepared to:
• cover the costs if for whatever reason you need to rectify your deliverable
• cover the costs of hiring a substitute in case you can no longer fulfil the duties outlines in the contract e.g. sickness
16. Can you confirm this engagement is outside of IR35, please? We consider the contract is outside IR35. Our projects are scoped around a specific set of deliverables (outcomes) which satisfy the rules for the service being out of IR35 scope. We have based this assumption on the following:
As a contractor you need to show that you are prepared to:
• cover the costs if for whatever reason you need to rectify your deliverable
• cover the costs of hiring a substitute in case you can no longer fulfil the duties outlines in the contract e.g. sickness
17. Is this role inside or outside IR35? We consider the contract is outside IR35. Our projects are scoped around a specific set of deliverables (outcomes) which satisfy the rules for the service being out of IR35 scope. We have based this assumption on the following:
As a contractor you need to show that you are prepared to:
• cover the costs if for whatever reason you need to rectify your deliverable
• cover the costs of hiring a substitute in case you can no longer fulfil the duties outlines in the contract e.g. sickness
18. Is the role embedded in engineering teams or a pure consulting role? The role will be embedded within the Careers Wales digital development team and will be expected to work with third party systems integrators (software engineers), and a third party digital design agency.
19. Is this for a greenfield project or is it already underway? The project is already underway.
20. What is the tech stack? Further technical information outside of the requirements summary published on the Digital Marketplace will be shared with the successful supplier.
21. Can you please confirm if this role is inside or outside of IR35? We consider the contract is outside IR35. Our projects are scoped around a specific set of deliverables (outcomes) which satisfy the rules for the service being out of IR35 scope. We have based this assumption on the following:
As a contractor you need to show that you are prepared to:
• cover the costs if for whatever reason you need to rectify your deliverable
• cover the costs of hiring a substitute in case you can no longer fulfil the duties outlines in the contract e.g. sickness
22. Is the role OUTSIDE IR35? We consider the contract is outside IR35. Our projects are scoped around a specific set of deliverables (outcomes) which satisfy the rules for the service being out of IR35 scope. We have based this assumption on the following:
As a contractor you need to show that you are prepared to:
• cover the costs if for whatever reason you need to rectify your deliverable
• cover the costs of hiring a substitute in case you can no longer fulfil the duties outlines in the contract e.g. sickness