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Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Secure Cloud Implementation Services

Important dates

Opportunity ID
1928
Deadline for asking questions
Friday 7 December 2018 at 6PM (in Canberra)
Closing date for applications
Wednesday 12 December 2018 at 6PM (in Canberra)
Published
Wednesday 5 December 2018

Overview

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DFAT is embarking on an innovation agenda which includes the secure consumption of Cloud Services. DFAT requires the department to be compliant with the Australian Cyber Security Centre and Australian Signals Directorate guidance and policies to allow the department to securely connect too and consume Microsoft cloud service offerings.

What is the latest start date?
31/01/2018
How long is the contract?

6 Months with 2 by 12 Month extensions

Where can the work take place?
Australian Capital Territory
Who will the specialist work for?
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Budget range

About the work

Why is the work being done?

DFAT is embarking on an innovation agenda which includes the secure consumption of Cloud Services. DFAT requires an experienced service provider who has successfully implemented secure Microsoft cloud based services up to the Protected, National Security Classification.

What's the key problem you need to solve?

DFAT must ensure the services consumed from Microsoft is done so in a manner where security accreditation of DFATs connection to Microsoft and the service itself can be achieved through the strict implementation of security controls, policies and processes.

Describe the users and their needs

Australian Government users requiring to connect to Microsoft Office 365 to consume office productivity services including, Office, email and web browsing.

What work has already been done?

DFAT has established an Office 365 tenancy and requires industry's expertise to help DFAT achieve its desired business outcomes.

Who will the work be done with?

DFAT IT and partners such as Microsoft

Any additional relevant information?

DFAT is implementing Microsoft cloud services at the Protected Security classification and requires the services of a suitably qualified and experienced service provider who has performed this task for other government agencies.

What phase is the work in?
Beta

Work setup

Where will the work take place?

40 Allara St Canberra City

What are the working arrangements?

A mixture of on-site and off-site work on a time and materials basis. DFAT will define work packages for each element of work required. The service provider will be required to lead the accreditation initiative, working closely with DFAT to ensure all people, process and technology aspects required to achieve secure connectivity and accreditation can be achieved.

Is security clearance required?

Minimum Baseline / NV1 preferred

Additional information

Additional terms and conditions

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
  • Demonstrated experience in implementing secure Microsoft cloud services at the Protected national Security Classification.
  • Thorough understanding of the ACSC and ASD guidance as it relates to Microsoft's Office 365 and Azure cloud services.
  • A thorough understanding of microsoft's security framework as it applies to Office 365 Azure.
  • Demonstrated elxperience working with Federal Government Agencies
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Excellent documentation and technical writing skills
  • Ability to facilitate meetings at an executive level.
  • Ability to communicate with technical specialists and executive a like.

How sellers will be evaluated

How many shortlisted sellers will you evaluate?
1
Proposal criteria
  • Technical solution
  • Approach and methodology
  • How the approach or solution meets user needs
  • How the approach or solution meets your organisation’s policy or goal
  • Estimated timeframes for the work
  • How they’ve identified risks and dependencies and offered approaches to manage them
  • Team structure
  • Value for money
Cultural fit criteria
  • Work as a team with our organisation and other sellers
  • Transparent and collaborative when making decisions
  • Have a no-blame culture and encourage people to learn from their mistakes
Payment approach
Capped time and materials
Assessment methods
  • Written proposal
  • Case study
  • Work history
  • Reference
  • Presentation
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence
20%

Cultural fit
40%

Price
40%

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