National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

Senior .NET Developer (Visio integration)

Incomplete applications

13
Incomplete applications
9 SME, 4 large

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12
Completed applications
10 SME, 2 large
Important dates
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Published Tuesday 17 September 2019
Deadline for asking questions Thursday 19 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 Developer
Summary of the work The developer will work with the Digital Services team to provide an upgrade to the NICE Pathways importer code so that it can support the version of Visio currently offered by IT.
https://pathways.nice.org.uk
Latest start date Monday 11 November 2019
Expected contract length 3 Months
Location North West England
Organisation the work is for National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
Maximum day rate 500 excluding VAT

About the work

About the work
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Early market engagement N/A
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.
What the specialist will work on The developer will ensure that:
1. The Pathways import process is fully compatible with Visio 2010 and the version of Visio provided by NICE IT.
2. The templates, stencils and macros have been updated and re-issued.
3. Unit tests covering the changes exist.
4. Documentation detailing the import process has been provided.
5. The Digital Services team have quality assured the work and have signed-off documentation and agree it is fit for purpose
6. The Publishing team have quality assured the work and agree it is fit for purpose

Work setup

Work setup
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Address where the work will take place National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
Level 1A, City Tower
Piccadilly Plaza
Manchester
M1 4BT
Working arrangements The developer will be based onsite in the Manchester office.
Security clearance N/A

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
  • C#, .NET, MVC
  • VBA macros
  • Unit testing (XUnit / Nunit / MSpec)
  • Proven analytical skills
  • Ability to collaborate and proactively transfer knowledge to the members of the NICE Digital Service team as required
  • Ability to manage work as part of planned sprints with the Digital Services team.
  • Being tangible in their delivery - ie regular ‘show and tells’ to users and other technical contributors to the Pathways import process with supporting documents, analysis evidence of work undertaken
  • Ability to work with clients with low technical expertise
  • Ability to fully integrate with the in-house team for hand-on and hand-off process
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Understanding of document databases (No SQL databases e.g. Raven, Mongo)
  • Knowledge of Visio 2010 to current – including templates and stencils

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
  • Responds to feedback positively and constructively
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Interview
  • Scenario or test
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

45%

Cultural fit

5%

Price

50%

Questions asked by suppliers

Questions asked by suppliers
Supplier question Buyer answer
1. Please could you clarify the IR35 status of this role? 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"
2. Do you want a specific version of.Net .Net 4.5
3. Will they be working in an Agile environment Yes we are working in an agile environment.
4. Is there an incumbent? No. This is a new requirement