College of Policing Ltd

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Important dates

Thursday 19 September 2019
Deadline for asking questions
Thursday 26 September 2019 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Thursday 3 October 2019 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Summary of the work
Software Developer required with extensive experience in delivering MVC applications, TDD and responsive web pages using HTML, CSS, jQuery and Bootstrap. This is an exciting opportunity to help deliver Phase 2 of a redesign project for the Managed Learning Environment for Police and Staff, providing mobile capability to all users.
Latest start date
Monday 4 November 2019
Expected contract length
End of March 2020
Organisation the work is for
College of Policing Ltd
Maximum day rate

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
The Software Developer will be working within an Agile environment and be predominately working alongside internal software developers with support from a DBA for any work relating to the database. You'll report to the Software Development Manager and will work closely with the Product Owner and Delivery Manager who will define the sprints. The sprint team will also include application specialists and designers as and when required.
What the specialist will work on
The College of Policing is looking for a highly skilled software developer to help deliver the Phase 2 redesign of the Managed Learning Environment available to all Police Officers and Staff. Working within an existing ASP.NET MVC architecture and NHibernate data layer (SQL Server backend DB), it will involve the development of fully responsive front-end web pages that match pre-existing design work (HTML, CSS, jQuery, Bootstrap), the writing of automated tests, creation of service layer functions, and MVC controllers, actions and view models.

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Westminster, London. SW1H 9JA
Working arrangements
Full-Time onsite, Monday to Friday, 36 Hours per week. Flexible working patterns will be allowed with prior agreement.
Security clearance

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
  • Extensive experience meeting W3C's WCAG 2.1 AA standard for accessibility compliance
  • Extensive experience of ASP.NET MVC using C#.NET
  • Extensive experience of building responsive web applications using Bootstrap
  • Extensive experience of front-end development using HTML, jQuery, JavaScript, CSS
  • Experience writing unit tests using MSTest and Moq
  • Experience using NHibernate data layers and Fluent NHibernate queries
  • Experience using and developing for Microsoft SQL Server
  • Experience of source/version control using Team Foundation Server 2017
  • Experience using Visual Studio 2017 IDE and debugging tools
  • Experience producing front-end UI from design specifications and style guides
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Experience developing online learning platforms
  • Extensive experience working for Law Enforcement Agencies

How suppliers will be evaluated

How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
  • Strong team working experience with the ability to think and problem solve independently
  • Strong experience working as part of an agile team participating in daily stand up and retrospectives
  • Engaging with team to create an environment for knowledge sharing and handover of completed products with knowledge transfer
  • Excellent written and communication skills with the ability to translate complex issues to a non-technical audience
  • Strong ownership and commitment to delivery
  • Good collaboration skills and ability to share skills and information among team members
  • Ability to build and develop good working relationships with staff and stakeholders
  • Experience of Agile working practices
  • Must apply and promote the College of Policing Code of Ethics and Integrity principles
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Interview
  • Scenario or test
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. Do you have an incumbent in place?
There are no incumbents currently in these roles which are new and for the purpose of supporting the delivery of the project.
2. Can you please confirm IR35 status of this role?
The role is outside of IR35. Please note that when using the Digital Marketplace we are not permitted to advertise roles that are Within IR35.
3. If our person had experience of something similar to NHibernate would that be acceptable?
Suppliers will be scored against the essential skills. Any supplier that doesn't meet minimum requirements within any of these areas will be excluded as per DOS rules.
4. If we only have one person to submit should we put them against each of the opportunities or will they all be evaluated together and as such only need to submit against one of the opportunities?
The Digital Marketplace requires us to create a requirement for each role so we were not able to create one advert to cover all three roles. When evaluating we will have to consider each requirement in its own right so we would recommend that you bid for all opportunties to maximise your chance for success.
5. Please confirm if Security clearance NPPV2 is mandatory to apply? or will you sponsor? the application process would take at least 6 week and your start date is Mid Oct, will you consider candidates who are eligible for SC?
We prefer candidates to be already NPPV2 cleared as this can impact on project timescales, however we would be willing to take them through clearance for the right candidates. We also will need to take candidates through CTC as it is part of the security requirements to work at our office that is shared with NCA.
6. Can you confirm the rate of £500/day is excluding VAT?
The days rate is excluding VAT
7. When is the earliest the candidate will be able to start?
We have had a review of the start date for the developers. The developers can’t start until we have given the UX designers time to do some of the design work. It doesn’t need to all be in place by the time the devs start, but we do need to a period of at least 1 month between the designers starting and the devs starting. The earliest start date therefore depends on this issue and we have decided we will accept a start date of up to the 2nd December.
8. Could you please confirm:
• what version of.NET this person will be working on
• whether this person will be able to work with AngularJS or ReactJS
College Learn uses .NET 4.6 and there will be no work using either Angular or React within this project.