Department of Agriculture and Water Resources

Cloud Architect to 30 June 2018 with possible extension options

Important dates

Opportunity ID
1864
Deadline for asking questions
Friday 16 November 2018 at 6PM (in Canberra)
Closing date for applications
Wednesday 21 November 2018 at 6PM (in Canberra)
Published
Wednesday 14 November 2018

Overview

Write a summary of your brief

The department is transforming its approach to ICT infrastructure platforms and services provisioning to move from owned infrastructure to X-a-a-S, leverage cloud capability, embrace contemporary concepts to improve agility and repeatability, develop enterprise capabilities to reduce duplicative investment, invest in analytics systems, and reduce reliance on legacy systems

What is the latest start date?
31/12/2018
How long is the contract?

From date of work order execution to 30 June 2018 with up to 2 x 6 month extension options

Where can the work take place?
Australian Capital Territory
Who will the specialist work for?
Department of Agriculture and Water Resources
How much can you spend per day?

The department is seeking a quote based on an 8 hour per day GST inclusive hourly rate

About the work

Who will the specialist work with?

The selected candidate will work in close collaboration with a cloud team made up of members from business and Information Services Division. It is expected that the selected candidate will identify tools and skills requirements and mentor staff as well as up-skilling departmental staff to deliver and maintain the new offerings.

What will the specialist do?

• Assess current posture and services requirements

• Advise appropriate architecture including, Express-Route and hybrid arrangements with on-site legacy, new on-site IaaS

• Deliver cloud transformation, particularly in the Azure environment for Government

• Advise and develop cloud processes, heuristics and governance

• Develop cost modelling and advise on cost management

• Engage with business areas to determine requirements for agile deployments and DevOps and progress the introduction of suitable processes and tools

• Advise and develop sound cloud security practices

• Provide practical engagement for migrations and POCs

• Identify tools and skills requirements and mentor staff

Any additional relevant information?

Please limit your responses to 2 x candidates from each provider

Work setup

Where will the work take place?

18 Marcus Clarke St, Canberra ACT 2601

What are the working arrangements?

3-5 days a week subject to discussion

Is security clearance required?

Baseline Security Clearance as well as a current Police Check is required

Additional information

Additional terms and conditions

Invoices must be submitted monthly and include departmental approved timesheets to match.

Skills and experience

Buyers will use the essential and nice-to-have skills and experience to help them evaluate sellers’ technical competence.

Essential skills and experience
  • Assess current posture and services requirements
  • Advise appropriate architecture including, for example, Express-Route and hybrid arrangements with on-site legacy, new on-site IaaS
  • Deliver cloud transformation, particularly in the Azure environment, for Government
  • Advise and develop cloud processes, heuristics and governance
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Provide practical (hands-on) engagement for migrations and POCs
  • Develop cost modelling and advise on cost management
  • Advise and develop sound cloud security practices

How sellers will be evaluated

How many specialists will you evaluate?
10
Cultural fit
  • Engage with business areas to determine requirements for agile deployments and DevOps and progress the introduction of suitable processes and tools
  • Identify tools and skills requirements and mentor staff
Area of expertise
Strategy and policy
How will you verify the specialist is right for the role?
  • Work history
  • References
  • Interview
How will you evaluate the specialists?

Technical competence
50%

Cultural fit
25%

Price
25%

Seller questions

Seller questions
Seller question Buyer answer
1. Is this contract until 30 June 2019 not 30 June 2018 and will this be a new position? Thank you. My apologies, this contract is until 30 June 2019, not 2018 (I will update the brief). yes the position is a new one.

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