Start date: Monday 3 October 2016
Value: £176,256
Company size: SME
Home Office

Home Office National Law Enforcement Data Programme (NLEDP) Technical Transition Architect

0 Incomplete applications

16 Completed applications

13 SME, 3 large

Important dates

Tuesday 6 September 2016
Deadline for asking questions
Thursday 8 September 2016 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Tuesday 13 September 2016 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Technical Architect
Summary of the work
The requirement is for a technical transition architect, responsible for defining the transition solution from a complex Adabas/Natural mainframe environment to a new platform.
The role demands significant experience in understanding complex user and system to system interfaces and producing solutions to ensure safe transition.
Latest start date
Expected contract length
6 months with the option to extend for periods up to an additional 18 months
Organisation the work is for
Home Office
Maximum day rate

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
The specialist will be required to work with internal technical and project management teams, other suppliers and external stakeholders.
What the specialist will work on
The role will be working within the National Law Enforcement Data Programme. It requires a deep understanding of BS2000 Adabas/Natural mainframe environment and Software AG integration products. The specialist is expected to be a self-starter who can produce detailed transition plans for services by undertaking analysis of a very complex IT environment and engaging with technical stakeholders in order to produce a solution architecture that mitigates business impact.
The candidate will be responsible for detailed specification of interfaces working with external stakeholders and build teams where required.

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
The following locations:
• Hendon Data Centre, Collindale
• Home Office, 2 Marsham Street, London SW1P 4DF
• Home Office, Croydon
Working arrangements
5 days a week, based at the Home Office in Marsham Street / Croydon /Hendon Data Centre.
Security clearance
A minimum of SC clearance is required – candidates must be cleared or have the ability to be cleared

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
  • Recent (within the last 4 years) demonstrable experience of working on a transition from an Adabas-based mainframe environment to a modern open system.
  • Recent (within the last 4 years) demonstrable experience of producing a detailed solution architecture for transition. In particular defining solutions for user/system to system interfaces.
  • Recent (within the last 4 years) demonstrable experience of co-ordinating activities across various programme work streams to ensure an effective, efficient and joined up approach to transition activities
  • Recent (within the last 4 years) demonstrable experience of working with many external stakeholders, data consumers or providers to define an agreed transition solution architecture.
  • Experience of Software AG integration products.
Nice-to-have skills and experience
Experience with Agile development

How suppliers will be evaluated

How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
  • Work as a team with our organisation and other suppliers.
  • Work iteratively, sharing products as they are developed.
  • Transparent, collaborative and evidence based approach to making decisions or recommendations.
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. I have tried to bid for this role but it keeps saying max day rate is to high. The day rate i have entered is in line with the one on the advert?
Unfortunately I can't help you with this as it is a portal issue rather than a clarification question. Please contact the Digital Marketplace team who should be able to help you.
2. Are there any coding languages that will be required for this position?
3. Keen to find out some clarification as to the specific aspects of this role, especially where it differ from a Technical Architect to a Solutions Architect
The role will need to come up with high level solution treatments for interfaces, following up with technical detail about message content and payloads for example.