This opportunity is closed for applications

The deadline was Friday 14 June 2019
Defence Equipment and Support

SPISN/0064 Unified Comms - Subject Matter Expert

6 Incomplete applications

5 SME, 1 large

3 Completed applications

2 SME, 1 large

Important dates

Published
Friday 31 May 2019
Deadline for asking questions
Friday 7 June 2019 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Friday 14 June 2019 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Specialist role
Technical Architect
Summary of the work
Provide specialist IT skills within a System Design Authority for Information Systems and Networks (ISN) Delivery Team. The ISN remit is to deliver an exciting new IT capability based on Evergreen and Agile principles. Design and deliver specific services and technologies within a dynamic and specialist team.
Latest start date
Thursday 18 July 2019
Expected contract length
31st March 2020
Location
West Midlands
Organisation the work is for
Defence Equipment and Support
Maximum day rate
£780

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
Working closely as part of the System Design Authority, alongside architects, system designers and business analysts. The specialist will also need to work with the Service Transition and Service operations team, and have engagement with procurement and project management functions.
What the specialist will work on
Provide specialist IT skills within a System Design Authority for Information Systems and Networks (ISN) Delivery Team towards specific milestones building to the implementation of Complete Unified Comms Architecture. The ISN remit is to deliver an exciting new IT capability based on Evergreen and Agile principles. Design and deliver specific services and technologies within a dynamic and specialist team.

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
The work will predominantly take place at a location in the West Midlands (to be confirmed on Contract Award), with occasional travel necessary to other locations in the south of England.
Working arrangements
5 days a week between 0830 - 1730. Fridays will be no earlier than 4pm finish. Regular work with technical specialists in support team, face to face meetings and workshops. Occasional meetings in other customer locations, travelling within the working day where possible. T&S will not be provided separately and is expected to be incorporated into the Supplier's day rate.
Security clearance
This contract will require that the specialist is DV cleared and a UK national. This is a fundamental and essential requirement of this competition. Due to the time scales involved the specialist must hold DV clearance at time of application

Additional information

Additional terms and conditions
The following conditions will apply to this contract, full text can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/acquisition-operating-framework
DEFCON 5J (Edn 18/11/16)-Unique Identifiers
DEFCON 76 (Edn 12/06) Contractor’s Personnel at Government Sites DEFCON 501 (Edn 11/17)-Definitions and Interpretations
DEFCON 513 (Edn 11/16)-Value Added Tax
DEFCON 522 (Edn 11/17) Payment and Recovery of Sums Due
DEFCON 658 (Edn 10/17) Cyber; please see technical competence criteria.
The cyber risk assessment conducted by the Authority resulted in Cyber Risk level: Low. Risk Assessment Reference:RAR-B2TA9JZ8
DEFCON 659A(Edn 02/17) Security Measures
DEFCON 660(Edn 12/15) Official-Sensitive Security Requirements
DEFCON 703(Edn 08/13) Intellectual Property Rights - Vesting in the Authority

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
  • Significant experience with design, maintenance and operations of Lync 2010 & Skype for Business 2015
  • Significant experience with design, maintenance and operations of Cisco Unified Communications (Desirable: CCIE Collaboration, Cisco Expressway, Cisco Meeting Server)
  • Significant experience with Cisco IOS (Desirable: SIP trunks, transcoding, dial/numbering plans)
  • Significant experience with Network Boundary Technologies and Session Border Controllers
  • Experience with Attendant Consoles and Contact Centre
  • Experience with requirements capture
  • Experienced Solutions Architect/Enterprise Architect (Desirable: TOGAF)
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • •Experience with Windows Server & Windows 10
  • •Experience with Hyper-V and VMware

How suppliers will be evaluated

How many specialists to evaluate
3
Cultural fit criteria
  • Work with our team including other contractors
  • Share knowledge and experience freely across the team.
  • Be comfortable standing up for this discipline and behind their recommendations
Assessment methods
Work history
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

65%

Cultural fit

5%

Price

30%

Questions asked by suppliers

1. Is the IR35 applicable to this contract?
IR will not apply to this engagement.
2. Is there a current incumbent?
The authority can confirm there is currently an incumbent.