DVLA, ITS – Service Creation

Provision of an Environment Provisioning Manager PS/19/83

Incomplete applications

6
Incomplete applications
6 SME, 0 large

Completed applications

8
Completed applications
6 SME, 2 large
Important dates
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Published Thursday 2 May 2019
Deadline for asking questions Monday 6 May 2019 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Thursday 9 May 2019 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Overview
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Specialist role Developer
Summary of the work The EPM will be responsible for set up, coordination and availability of the test environment estate across a large and complex physical and cloud infrastructure. They will ensure they are available to allow for the testing of projects and BAU change.
Latest start date Monday 8 July 2019
Expected contract length 12 months with the option of an additional 12 months
Location Wales
Organisation the work is for DVLA, ITS – Service Creation
Maximum day rate Max £750 day rate (exclusive of VAT and inclusive of any T&S)

About the work

About the work
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Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with Internal Service creation staff, 3rd party contractors, internal stakeholders.

The IT Service Creation team in DVLA includes Technical Product Managers, Agile Delivery Managers, Delivery Managers, Solution Architects, Business Analysts, Software Engineers and Infrastructure Engineers.
What the specialist will work on DVLA require a specialist Environmental manager to work as part of the ITS Service Creation team. The person will assist in the standing up and scheduling of test environments in line with the needs of the development teams on a complex hybrid legacy and Cloud estate.

Work setup

Work setup
Opportunity attribute name Opportunity attribute value
Address where the work will take place DVLA, Morriston, Swansea
DVLA, RLDC, Swansea
Working arrangements 5 days per week
Security clearance BPSS clearance required, if SC clearance is required through the duration of the contract 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
Opportunity attribute name Opportunity attribute value
Essential skills and experience
  • Have demonstrable evidence and experience over a period of 10 or more years in delivering environmental provisioning management at pace (with particular interest in management of cloud based technologies).
  • Have demonstrable evidence and experience over a period of 5 or more years showing extensive knowledge of Test Environment Management methodologies, test practices and toolsets (specifically Apwide GoLive).
  • Have demonstrable evidence and experience over 3 or more years of SDLC, configuration, change, release, problem, incident, service management methodologies (incorporating where possible ServiceNow, Clear Case/ Clear Quest, Drone, Spinnaker).
  • Have demonstrable evidence and experience over 10 or more years of working with enterprise systems like OracleDB, Oracle Weblogic, Message Broker.
  • Have demonstrable evidence and experience over 10 or more years working with IBM AIX Operating Systems inc HACMP, Microsoft Windows based platforms Technologies, IBM ZCloud Mainframe, Cloud Based Technologies (AWS/Azure)
  • Have demonstrable evidence and experience over 5 or more years showing extensive knowledge of network topologies, network architectures and security principles in use within government and enterprise sized environments.
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Evidence and experience over a period of 3 or more years of working in a successful agile delivery environment.
  • Provide a minimum of 1 example of the ability to advise, influence and provide governance for the use test environments.
  • Provide a minimum of 1 example of working closely with development and testing team in the construction and delivery of large scale projects.
  • Provide a minimum of 1 example of helping Dev/Test teams resolve various issues related to environments, builds, application and functioning.

How suppliers will be evaluated

How suppliers will be evaluated
Opportunity attribute name Opportunity attribute value
How many specialists to evaluate 5
Cultural fit criteria
  • Provide an example of being able to form effective relationships with people of all seniorities and job types.
  • Provide an example of supporting enablement of in-house subject matter expertise, engaging with staff and creating an environment of knowledge sharing.
  • Provide 2 or more examples of communication and influencing skills.
  • Provide 1 or more examples of ability to coach, document and handover to staff.
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Reference
  • Interview
  • Scenario or test
  • Presentation
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

70%

Cultural fit

10%

Price

20%

Questions asked by suppliers

Questions asked by suppliers
Supplier question Buyer answer
1. Is there a current incumbent? DVLA can confirm that there is a current incumbent supplier.
2. Can the Authority confirm if an incumbent is currently occupying this role, and if he will be invited to re-apply? DVLA can confirm that there is a current incumbent supplier that will alongside all other registered Suppliers welcome to apply for this opportunity via the Digital Marketplace portal.
3. Please can you advise if there is an incumbent? DVLA can confirm that there is a current incumbent supplier.
4. Please can you confirm if there is an incumbent in the role? DVLA can confirm that there is a current incumbent supplier.
5. Is there a current incumbent? DVLA can confirm that there is a current incumbent supplier.
6. Hi, is there a current incumbent in this role? DVLA can confirm that there is a current incumbent supplier.