Awarded to Interact Consulting Limited

Start date: Monday 10 June 2019
Value: £93,500
Company size: SME
Home Office Enterprise Services

Network Security Engineer

8 Incomplete applications

8 SME, 0 large

15 Completed applications

13 SME, 2 large

Important dates

Monday 25 March 2019
Deadline for asking questions
Wednesday 27 March 2019 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Monday 1 April 2019 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Technical Architect
Summary of the work
A Network Security Engineer is required to support existing BAU teams with the support of all network engineer related functions in the Hendon Data Centre whilst also acting as a network engineer for a large priority project.
Latest start date
Monday 29 April 2019
Expected contract length
12 months.
Organisation the work is for
Home Office Enterprise Services
Maximum day rate

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
PNC network team and Stakeholders offering support for BAU legacy services, programmes &projects. To deliver some Network design work, external stakeholder engagement should be expected.
Responsible for operational support &delivery of design specifications. Activities required to understand following technologies:

• Primarily Cisco switch and router configuration. Specifically 6500, 2900 series switches RT101 routers,
• Firewall configuration Cisco PIX and ASA series, Checkpoint 12400 and 5400 models.

• Proxies Trustwave applied as web proxies; Clearswift applied as mail proxy. Network-administration of DNS and mail-servers Microsoft &open-source. Network-administration of proxy, DNS &mail-servers.
Knowledge of Bespoke-administration of automated FTP and SMTP mail-transfer system.
What the specialist will work on
Primarily supporting Subject Matter Experts with live service issues. The specialist shall also articulate specifications to a level that an implementation team can use, and refine these specifications with technical colleagues and delivery partners. Specialist expertise shall be available to consult with such as live service teams and other specialist technical teams.

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Based in Hendon (NW London) .
Working arrangements
The post is based at Hendon and most physical duties will be carried out at this site. 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 can assist post holders on information and requirements.
Security clearance
SC or ability to be SC cleared and will require NPPV3.

Additional information

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 the Home Office 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.

Essential skills and experience
  • Over the last 3-5 years Administration of firewalls specifically Cisco ASA and PIX and Checkpoint. Familiarity in configuration / modification of policies to effect business change.
  • Over the last 3-5 years an understanding of core network concepts as applied to classic Cisco network components applied in switching and routing.
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Knowledge and experience of building, configuring, transitioning, administering and supporting infrastructure technologies and solutions such as: Cisco ACI/UCS.
  • Knowledge and experience of proactively resolving technical problems, ensuring that technical solutions continue to meet business requirements taking accountability for actions taken and decisions made.
  • Demonstrable evidence of responding to incident reports, ensuring relevant prioritisation and detail to allow for effective investigation.
  • Knowledge of proxy management both mail and web proxies as applied within DMZs.

How suppliers will be evaluated

How many specialists to evaluate
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

1. Is the role outside IR35?
The role is outside IR35.
2. Is there an incumbent?
There is no incumbent.