Network Specialist (SD-WAN) at Essex County Fire and Rescue Services, Witham, 3 Months, £Contract Rate

  • Contract Spy
  • Witham, UK
  • Jun 03, 2021
up to 6 Months

Contract Description

Wednesday 2 June 202
Deadline for asking questionsWednesday 9 June 2021 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applicationsWednesday 16 June 2021 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Technical Architect
Summary of the workDesign and document the Fire & Rescue Service's future SD-WAN capabilities.
Latest start dateMonday 12 July 2021
Expected contract length3 months
LocationEast of England
Organisation the work is forEssex County Fire and Rescue Service
Maximum day rate

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work withYou will be working with the ICT Enterprise Architect and the ICT Technical and Network Architect as part of our Digital and Data Programme. You will collaborate with the Programme Director and Project Manager.
What the specialist will work on1. Understand objectives, gather high level requirements and propose a design that meets the Service's needs for wide area network across 50 fire stations, headquarters and several service delivery points.
2. Create a specification to procure an SD-WAN and associated services and components (including firewalls).
3. Prepare technical documentation as part of an Invitation To Tender or framework arrangement, including evaluation criteria.

Work setup

Address where the work will take placeEssex County Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters
Kelvedon Park
London Road
Essex CM8 3HB

Most of the delivery can be conducted remotely but some site visits within Essex will be required.
Working arrangementsYou will be able to work remotely, collaborating with team members via Microsoft Teams. You will use your own devices to facilitate this. We will provide a M365 account and email address if required.

We may ask that you attend Headquarters for a number of face to face meetings throughout this assignment, and that you attend Service sites (e.g. fire stations) when required.

Be clear in your proposal about expected expenses reimbursement. We respectfully request you consider that we are a public sector employer.
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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 suppliers’ technical competence.

Essential skills and experience
  • Have demonstrable knowledge of software defined WAN options currently on the market
  • Have evidenced experience of deploying and managing wide area networks
  • Be able to produce extensive network architecture diagrams including associated components such as firewalls
  • Be competent and experienced in creating technical specifications
  • Be an effective communicator and collaborator
  • Be able to assess strategic objectives and align proposed technical solutions
  • Have experience balancing objectives/design with budgets
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Have experience implementing local and wireless networks
  • Have experience leading on WAN procurement
  • Provide evidence of delivering similar sized WAN deployments
  • Be qualified or certified in a relevant discipline
  • Have experience working with an emergency service or local government