MInistry of Defence, Defence Business Services (MOD, DBS)

Project of STrategic Case (SOC) - Test Authomation project Discovery Phase (User Researcher)

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1 SME, 0 large
Important dates
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Published Tuesday 10 September 2019
Deadline for asking questions Tuesday 17 September 2019 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Tuesday 24 September 2019 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Overview
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Specialist role User researcher
Summary of the work DBS are looking for a user researcher to capture and document user needs of the Finance and Human Resources in-house test teams and business units.

This will require travel to Cheadle Hulme and Liverpool with initial work in Bristol. They will need to engage with external BA reviewing current processes.
Latest start date Tuesday 15 October 2019
Expected contract length 40 days with option to add additional days, up tp 20
Location South West England
Organisation the work is for MInistry of Defence, Defence Business Services (MOD, DBS)
Maximum day rate Not applicable

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 Business Analyst
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.

The 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 primarily undertaken in Bristol, at MOD DBS Abbey Wood North Site. Some travel to Cheadle Hume and Liverpool will be required.
Working arrangements The User Researcher 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 mulit-disciplinary Agile teams
  • Experience of delivering outputs in line with GDS standards and assessment process
  • Experience of developing and validating user needs including digital assistance, user stories and profiles
  • Provide evidence of excellent written and verbal communucation skills, particularly the ability to communicate simply and clearly
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Provide evidence of delivery within a Government Department
  • Proposal evaluation Criteria - the proposed appraoch - How findings will be structured and documented - examples of related experience

How suppliers will be evaluated

How suppliers will be evaluated
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How many specialists to evaluate 4
Cultural fit criteria
  • Works as a team with our organisation and other suppliers
  • 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%

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