Ministry of Defence, Defence Business Services (MOD DBS)

Test Automation Project, Business Analysis

Incomplete applications

15
Incomplete applications
12 SME, 3 large

Completed applications

3
Completed applications
2 SME, 1 large
Important dates
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Published Thursday 5 September 2019
Deadline for asking questions Thursday 12 September 2019 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Thursday 19 September 2019 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Overview
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Specialist role Business analyst
Summary of the work Manual testing is time consuming and vulnerable to human erro which could result in software error going into live system.
Latest start date Tuesday 15 October 2019
Expected contract length 40 days with option to add additional days, up to 20
Location North East England
Organisation the work is for Ministry of Defence, Defence Business Services (MOD DBS)
Maximum day rate Not available

About the work

About the work
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Early market engagement None
Who the specialist will work with The supplier will be working with Finance and Civilian HR business teams, in house Software Testers, Delivery Manager and external User Researcher.
What the specialist will work on The DBS organisation is looking to improve current manual testing of software changes, within the Chief Information Officer's programme of work. This will include regression and volumetric testing.

This project is in the early stage of Discovery, with Alpha delivery due by March 2020.

Work setup

Work setup
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Address where the work will take place The work will be in Bristol, at MOD DBS Abbey Wood North Site, with need for travel to Cheadle Hume and Liverpool.
Working arrangements The analyst will be expected to work a 5 day week alongside business team, and project
Security clearance UKSV SC level required

Additional information

Additional information
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Additional terms and conditions N/A

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
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Essential skills and experience
  • Minimum of 3 years experience working in a multi-disciplinary Agile teams.
  • IIBA Certified Business Analysis Professional.
  • Provide evidence of (minimum 2 years) having a proven ability to elicit, analyse and model business processes.
  • Be self-motivated and experience in facilitating meetings and workshops.
  • Provide evicence of excellent stkeholder management, written and verbal communication skills, particulary the ability to communicate simply and clearly.
Nice-to-have skills and experience Provide evidence of delivery within a Governement Department.

How suppliers will be evaluated

How suppliers will be evaluated
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How many specialists to evaluate 4
Cultural fit criteria
  • Work as a team.
  • Work in a collaborative and transparent manner.
  • Share Knowledge and experience with other team members.
  • Can work with individuals with low technical expertise.
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Reference
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

60%

Cultural fit

10%

Price

30%

Questions asked by suppliers

Questions asked by suppliers
Supplier question Buyer answer
1. Are you able to advise on a rate? In accordance with Digital Marketplace rate.
2. Is this opportunity inside or outside IR35? Outside IR35
3. Can you advise the expected budget for this opportunity Day rate (see response to question 1) against estimated during contract
4. Will DBS clearance be accepted UKSV SC clearance required
5. We have a consultant (British National) with DBS security clearance and immediately available. Meeting all required criteria. Will our consultant be considered given the security type (DBS) UKSV SC clearance required
6. Does the consultant need to hold a current UKSC SC or will the MOD sponsor the successful candidate? UKSV SC clearance is required. In exceptional circumstances the MOD will sponsor a candidate.
7. Please would you confirm the work location? The North East then Bristol with the need to travel to Liverpool. Which is correct? Primary location Bristol with travel to Liverpool and Manchester area.
8. Will you support the UKSV SC for the right candidate? UKSV SC clearance required. In exceptional circumstances the MOD will sponsor a candidate.
9. Would you clarify the location. Currently states North East England but the Address where the work will take place is down as Bristol. Primary Location Bristol with travel to Liverpool area.
10. Please could you clarify the location. Currently states North East England but the Address where the work will take place is down as Bristol. Primary location Bristol with travel to Liverpool and Manchester area.
11. Is this position inside/outside IR35? Outside 35
12. Is there a current incumbent in the role? No, there is no post for this role as the work is required for a finite period.
13. Can the authority please confirm the IR35 status of this role Outside IR35
14. Can the authority please confirm if T&S is to be included within the day rate or if a separate budget is available for this? T%S is included in the day rate
15. Can the Authority please confirm if T&S is to be included within the day rate or if a separate budget is available for this T&S is included in the day rate
16. Is this role inside or outside of IR35? Outside IR35
17. Is this role inside or outside of IR£%? Outside IR45
18. is their currently an incumbent? No, there is no post for this role as the work is required for a finite period
19. Can we please ask if suitable candidate with DBS clearance will be considered if they meet the criteria SC clearance is required and forms part of the overall criteria.
20. Will suitable DBS candidate be sponsored for SC clearance if DBS is not accepted See response to question 8
21. May we know an idea of the max rate and if this falls within the IR35 scope? See response to questions 1 and 2
22. Are you looking at a "classic" BA or at someone providing strategy and advice on how to go about conducting the test project? We are looking for an experienced and qualified Business Analyst. A qualified Project Manager is assigned to the project.
23. Is the IIBA/CBAP cert mandatory? Yes, this level of qualification is required. However, the Authority will consider an equivalent.
The deadline for asking questions about this opportunity was Thursday 12 September 2019.