National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

Data Analyst (As-is data analysis for NICE Connect Programme Delivery)

Incomplete applications

13
Incomplete applications
10 SME, 3 large

Completed applications

7
Completed applications
7 SME, 0 large
Important dates
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Published Friday 6 September 2019
Deadline for asking questions Friday 13 September 2019 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Friday 20 September 2019 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Overview
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Specialist role Data engineer
Summary of the work The supplier will provide high quality data analysis by analysing and documenting existing solutions for capturing and managing a range of different types of data and information in order to perform further analysis to identify opportunities for improvements of data management and operational efficiencies.
Latest start date Monday 4 November 2019
Expected contract length 5-6 months
Location North West England
Organisation the work is for National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
Maximum day rate £400 (excluding VAT)

About the work

About the work
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Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with Digital Services is a team of c. 60 digital professionals that design, develop and maintain NICE’s portfolio of digital services including the NICE website, Pathways and NICE Evidence Services.

The specialist will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team within digital services and will work closely with other teams within NICE as part of the data analysis activity.
What the specialist will work on 1. Document physical data models detailing as-is data management.
2. Assess data quality within each source and across all sources of the same type of data.
3. Analyse and document data governance and data lifecycle and link to existing manuals and SOPs.
4. Prioritise risks, issues and opportunities associated with current data management.
5. Develop proposals for improvement and continuous measurement of data quality.
6. Develop a proposed process for the ongoing management of delivered data models and supporting artefacts.
7. Produce and present a report that synthesises findings from data analysis and areas with scope for data management improvement.

Work setup

Work setup
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Address where the work will take place Level 1A, City Tower
Piccadilly Plaza
Manchester
M1 4BT
Working arrangements The specialist will be based onsite in the Manchester office.
Security clearance

Additional information

Additional information
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Additional terms and conditions Additional clause will be added to govern using the NICE servers and not allowing any data on personal laptops / equipment

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
  • Experience of reverse-engineering existing data sources and developing corresponding physical and logical data models.
  • Experience of assessing data quality within and across existing data sources.
  • Experience of identifying where and how data management can be improved.
  • Experience of collaborating with stakeholders at all levels to identify strategic goals and outcomes.
  • Experience of engaging with stakeholders and facilitating stakeholder workshops as required to inform the development and review of as-is physical data models.
  • Ability to communicate and build rapport with staff at all levels.
  • Ability to facilitate stakeholder workshops / data modelling sessions.
  • Ability to reverse-engineer existing data sources and develop corresponding physical and logical data models.
  • Ability to assess and assure data quality.
  • Ability to apply data modelling, data cleansing and data enrichment approaches.
  • Ability to use a value/outcomes-based focus in their work.
  • Ability to listen and paraphrase or summarise stakeholder views.
  • Ability to think critically and identify assumptions and ask challenging questions with an unbiased approach.
  • Ability to use and apply industry standard data modelling software appropriately.
Nice-to-have skills and experience

How suppliers will be evaluated

How suppliers will be evaluated
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How many specialists to evaluate 6
Cultural fit criteria
  • Collaborative working, sharing knowledge with NICE
  • Transparent and shared decision-making
  • Proactive approach to problem sharing
  • Learning culture, adopting lessons learned throughout the project
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Interview
  • Presentation
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

45%

Cultural fit

5%

Price

50%

Questions asked by suppliers

Questions asked by suppliers
Supplier question Buyer answer
1. Is there a current incumbent and if so will they be reapplying? No. This is a new requirement
2. Could you please confirm whether the role is inside or outside of IR35? NICE has done a pre-engagement test using the HMRC Employment status tool, the result on the test is "The intermediaries legislation does not apply to this engagement"
3. It appears that "1. Experience of reverse-engineering existing data sources and developing corresponding physical and logical data models" and "8. Ability to reverse-engineer existing data sources and develop corresponding physical and logical data models"are the same in the essential skills and experience section. This seems to be replicated for most of the questions. Is this correct? Yes, 1 is demonstrating "experience of" and 8 is demonstrating you have the skills i.e. "ability to"
4. This is a rather extensive a broad set of requirements, engineering through to analysis. The scope of what's needed is likely to be more than the day rate quoted in the advertisment. Is the scope or the day rate up for re-evaluation? No. This is our budget for this work.
5. Can you confirm the IR35 status? NICE has done a pre-engagement test using the HMRC Employment status tool, the result on the test is "The intermediaries legislation does not apply to this engagement"
6. What technology stack are the team currently working with or is there a preference for certain technologies? The team were not quite clear whether the question is referring to the tech stack that holds the data to be analysed or the tools to be used for the actual work, i.e. capturing the models. Trying to cover both: The data to be analysed is held in a range of spreadsheets, databases and proprietary systems. The most prevalent technologies in use are MS Office products.
If this doesn't answer the question, please clarify and re-submit the question
The deadline for asking questions about this opportunity was Friday 13 September 2019.