DVLA

PS/19/42 Integration Specialist

Incomplete applications

17
Incomplete applications
16 SME, 1 large

Completed applications

9
Completed applications
8 SME, 1 large
Important dates
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Published Thursday 14 February 2019
Deadline for asking questions Monday 18 February 2019 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Thursday 21 February 2019 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Overview
Opportunity attribute name Opportunity attribute value
Specialist role Technical Architect
Summary of the work Produce conceptual designs for Identity, Authentication and Authorisation taking into account DVLA’s future direction around Customer and communicate these across the Agency to ensure they are understood and agreed.

Work with the Architecture/Engineering teams to ensure that these core building blocks are designed/implemented in accordance to the architectural strategy.
Latest start date Monday 15 April 2019
Expected contract length 12 Months
Location Wales
Organisation the work is for DVLA
Maximum day rate £750 (this is inclusive of T&S)

About the work

About the work
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Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with The Specialist will work with the Enterprise Architecture team and also work closely with IT Service Creation architecture and engineering teams to ensure common understanding, compliance and governance of architectural patterns.
What the specialist will work on DVLA requires an Integration Specialist with specific knowledge of identity, identity verification, authentication and authorisation patterns to support the design and delivery of these key elements of transformation.

Provide industry best practice experience to support the design and delivery of these core fundamental building blocks, to ensure compliance and governance of the architectural patterns.

The Specialist will work with the Enterprise Architecture team but also with Solution Architects and Lead Software Engineers.

As DVLA continue to expand its Digital Services, it needs to ensure that security and data privacy are embedded by default for all external and internal users.

Work setup

Work setup
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Address where the work will take place DVLA, Longview Road, Clase, Morriston, Swansea SA6 7JL
Working arrangements The nature of the work dictates the location. Standard working week/hours to be managed by the Supplier as they see is appropriate

The specialist will work to a pipeline of work that has been prioritised by the DVLA.

We anticipate this will take up to twelve months to complete, whilst allowing for the specialist knowledge to be shared across the architecture and engineering community.
Security clearance BPSS clearance is required, if SC clearance is required through the duration of the contract the DVLA will sponsor.

Additional information

Additional information
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Additional terms and conditions We currently see this role as sitting outside of IR35, as the candidates would not hold a fixed office position and will not have direct day to day direction or supervision.

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
  • Evidence and experience over a period of 3 or more years of OAuth2 standards
  • Evidence and experience over a period of 3 or more years of knowledge of utilising API Gateways to provide secure access to APIs
  • Evidence and experience over a period of 3 or more years of knowledge of Identity, Identity Verification, Authentication and Authorisation patterns
  • Evidence and experience over a period of 3 or more years of integrating with Third Party Identity Providers
  • Evidence and experience over a period of 3 or more years of Knowledge of Adaptive Authentication and Multi-Factor Implementation
  • Evidence and experience over a period of 3 or more years of working across architecture and delivery to ensure compliance and governance of architectural patterns
  • Evidence and experience over a period of 3 or more years Evidence of working in a regulated industry
  • Evidence and experience over a period of 3 or more years of communicating complex technical concepts and ensure knowledge transfer to in-house development teams
  • Evidence and experience over a period of 3 or more years of working on projects using open source technology within cloud hosted/virtualised environments; AWS preferred
  • Evidence and experience over a period of 3 or more years of integrating with external systems using REST and SOAP
  • Evidence and experience over a period of 3 or more years of presenting work at user groups and agile ceremonies communicating technical concepts to a non-technical audience
  • Evidence and experience over a period of 3 or more years of supporting enablement of in-house development capabilities, engaging with staff and creating an environment of knowledge sharing
Nice-to-have skills and experience Knowledge of EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and its impact on data privacy – provide 1 example.

How suppliers will be evaluated

How suppliers will be evaluated
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How many specialists to evaluate 10
Cultural fit criteria
  • Provide 1 example of working as part of an agile software delivery team, embracing collaborative working practices, evolutionary architecture and contributing to a shared team goal
  • Provide 1 example of supporting enablement of in-house subject matter expertise, engaging with staff and creating an environment of knowledge sharing. Knowledge transfer is a key part of this process
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Reference
  • Interview
  • Scenario or test
  • Presentation
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

65%

Cultural fit

15%

Price

20%

Questions asked by suppliers

Questions asked by suppliers
Supplier question Buyer answer
1. Can the Authority confirm if an incumbent currently occupies this role, and if they will be invited to re-apply? DVLA can confirm that there is an current incumbent supplier that will be, alongside all other registered Suppliers welcome to apply for this opportunity via the Digital Marketplace portal.
2. Is there an option to work remotely some of the week at all? The nature of the work dictates the location on site in Swansea, with a standard working week/hours to be managed by the Supplier as they see appropriate.

Some flexibility may be able to be accommodated on an ad-hoc basis, but would need to be approved by the DVLA in advance.
3. Within the day rate, what does T & S refer to? T & S is Travel and Subsistence.
4. Is the rate exclusive of VAT? The rate is exclusive of VAT?
5. What is the IR35 status of the role? DVLA currently see this advertised role as sitting outside of IR35 as the candidate would not hold a fixed office position and will not have direct day to day direction or supervision.
6. Is the current architecture in Windows or Linux environment? If within Linux, would it be within Java, PHP or another language? DVLA have a windows based desk top estate with a small amount of .net services. The majority of DVLA's customer facing applications are Linux/unix architecture, with unix decreasing. Most of DVLA's Web Apps are run from JVM and we use Cloud Services where possible.