Information Commissioner's Office

eIDAS Technical Contractor

Incomplete applications

Incomplete applications
4 SME, 0 large

Completed applications

Completed applications
6 SME, 0 large
Important dates
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Published Monday 15 April 2019
Deadline for asking questions Monday 22 April 2019 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Monday 29 April 2019 at 11:59pm GMT


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Specialist role Data engineer
Summary of the work Stakeholder engagement; working with the Head of Assurance and others to represent ICO ensuring that our stakeholder engagement on eIDAS is technically informed

Review and maintenance of QTSP processes

Horizon scanning

Breach reporting; contribute when any relevant breach of security or loss of integrity concerning a trust service is reported
Latest start date Saturday 1 June 2019
Expected contract length 2 years
Location No specific location, eg they can work remotely
Organisation the work is for Information Commissioner's Office
Maximum day rate £48,000 per year

About the work

About the work
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Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with This role will sit within the Assurance department, responsible for Codes and Certificates. There will be an element of the following as part of this role:
Stakeholder engagement
Technical review and maintenance of our QTSP processes
Horizon scanning - maintaining an up to date technical knowledge of trust services.
Breach reporting
What the specialist will work on The ICO are looking to enhance our technical capabilities in the area of electronic identification and trust services. We want to recruit a specialist contractor to serve as the ICO’s subject matter expert for associated standards relating to electronic signatures, qualified digital certificates, electronic seals, timestamps and other authentication mechanisms.
Reporting through our assurance team but working closely with other teams such as Investigations, Tech Policy, Advice Services and others you will be the ICOs principal technical contact on eIDAS - ensuring that relevant timely guidance is provided as necessary to effectively conduct our role as UKs eIDAS Supervisory Body.

Work setup

Work setup
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Address where the work will take place Wilmslow, Cardiff, London, Edinburgh or Belfast
Working arrangements This contract is offered initially for a two-year period on an initial basis up to a maximum of 46 days invoiced per year and total contract value of no more than 48k per year without prior agreement.
Security clearance

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
  • Degree or relevant professional qualification (preferably in computer science or related subject) or relevant work experience demonstrating that level
  • Significant experience in a technology post such as research, development, testing, network architecture, software or system administration or cybersecurity
  • Up to date, expert knowledge of current trends and practices relating to the use of digital signatures, digital certificates, electronic seals, timestamps and other authentication mechanisms
  • Knowledge of trust service concepts and practices
  • Knowledge of threat and risk assessment processes and practices, as applied to information security
  • Excellent analytical and research skills demonstrating an ability to identify emerging IT issues and technologies.
  • Good verbal communication and presentation skills including the ability to explain technical matters to a non-technical audience.
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as a member of a team.
  • Ability to travel to meetings and events in the UK and overseas (possibly outside office hours).
Nice-to-have skills and experience Substantial relevant experience in the field of trust services or electronic identification (Desirable)

How suppliers will be evaluated

How suppliers will be evaluated
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How many specialists to evaluate 15
Cultural fit criteria
  • Ambitious
  • Service Focus
  • Collaborative
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Reference
  • Interview
  • Scenario or test
  • Presentation
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

Questions asked by suppliers
Supplier question Buyer answer
1. Is there a current incumbent, do you have a budget and is this role considered inside or outside of IR35 please? There is no one currently in the post.

There is a budget for this role.

We would discuss all the options available at the time of offering the post to ensure that our and the individual's tax obligations are met.
2. Hi, how many days per month/per week are you looking for the person to work? 46 days maximum in a year means that you are looking for a person to work circa 4 days a month, is that right understanding? Yes, however we would be flexible