Awarded to Code IT Recruitment Ltd

Start date: Tuesday 28 May 2019
Value: £13,600
Company size: SME
English Heritage

Technical Architect

17 Incomplete applications

15 SME, 2 large

18 Completed applications

18 SME, 0 large

Important dates

Thursday 25 April 2019
Deadline for asking questions
Monday 29 April 2019 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Thursday 2 May 2019 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Technical Architect
Summary of the work
We are looking for a technical architect who can produce a detailed infrastructure design to separate our network away from an existing shared network.
Latest start date
Tuesday 7 May 2019
Expected contract length
Estimated as 4 weeks
South West England
Organisation the work is for
English Heritage
Maximum day rate
To be discussed.

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
The specialist will work with English Heritage's Technology Services (IT) internal team.
What the specialist will work on
Design a solution to create an independent, self contained corporate network for English Heritage including the separation of network services, active directory, e-mail, intranet, remote access, internet services and cyber security.

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
English Heritage
The Engine House
Fire Fly Avenue
Working arrangements
Office based in Swindon Head Office. Likely 5 days per week.
Security clearance

Additional information

Additional terms and conditions
Standard T&C's.

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
  • Previous experience of designing Microsoft Azure tenancies.
  • Previous experience of designing trust relationships.
  • Design strategies for migrating users from legacy tenancy / domain.
  • Experience of designing Office 365 deployments.
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Provide evidence of working with Charities.
  • Provide evidence of previous similar experience.

How suppliers will be evaluated

How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
  • Work as a team with our organisation and other suppliers.
  • Takes accountability and ownership of design.
  • Challenge the status quo.
Assessment methods
Work history
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. 1) What is the maximum budget for this task?
2) What is the IR35 status?
3) Is there a current incumbent?
1) There is no maximum budget at this time for the design phase.
2) Inside the IR35.
3) No.
2. 1) Will this contract be outside of IR35?
1) We believe that because we are asking for a specific deliverable, as a service that the Technical Design is outside of IR35.
3. 1) Please can you confirm if there is currently an incumbent in the role?
1) No.
4. 1) Please can you confirm if there is currently an incumbent in the role?
1) No.
5. 1) Please can you confirm if the role is inside/outside IR35?
1) We believe the role is outside of the IR35 as we are buying a service to design the separation of our network infrastructure.
6. 1) Please can you confirm if the role is inside or outside?
As on one question it's been deemed inside IR35, the next outside IR35?
1) I believe that as we are procuring a design service for a specific deliverable (the design) and therefore this would sit outside of the IR35 remit.
7. 1) Very grateful if you could confirm if it is Inside or Outside IR35?
1) Outside of IR35.
8. 1) What is meant by 'Previous experience of designing trust relationships'?
1) We need a trust relationship between two networks so that we are able to consume Shared Services such as Service Now.
9. 1) Job title of the Person/s reviewing the tender responses?
1) A panel comprising of:
Head of Technology Services (IT)
Solution Architecture and Development Manager
Technical, Risk and Assurance Manager (inc. Vendor Management)
Service and Operations Manager
Technical Senior Project Manager