National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

Microsoft Dynamics Specialist

Incomplete applications

25
Incomplete applications
25 SME, 0 large

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8
Completed applications
7 SME, 1 large
Important dates
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Published Tuesday 8 October 2019
Deadline for asking questions Tuesday 15 October 2019 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Tuesday 22 October 2019 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Overview
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Specialist role Product manager
Summary of the work NICE is implementing MS Dynamics CRM for teams such as Enquiries Handling who field all general requests from the public and healthcare professionals. We are looking for a Specialist to assist with rolling out the CRM and provide a critical liaison between the team and the 3rd party support contract.
Latest start date Monday 2 December 2019
Expected contract length 4-5 months
Location North West England
Organisation the work is for National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
Maximum day rate £400 excl. VAT

About the work

About the work
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Early market engagement N/A
Who the specialist will work with The NICE Communication team, Digital Services team and Enquiries Handling team
What the specialist will work on Deliverables:
1. Define and deliver a continuous improvement roadmap
2. Work with stakeholders to identify initiatives, define requirements, prioritise, test and deliver outcomes
3. Provide first-line support for all CRM enquiries
4. Support Director of Communications by liaising with suppliers to facilitate achieving business outcomes
5. Provide training to all CRM users
6. Provide documentation on configuration, changes, security permissions etc
7. Identify opportunities for reducing administrative overheads
8. Review the existing licensing structure and identify opportunities for cost savings
9. Configuring MS Dynamics to create entities, forms, fields, processes, business rules, task flows, process flows, templates, dashboards and reporting

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 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
  • Experience of a range of techniques to elicit and analyse information from stakeholders to feed into requirements shaping
  • Experience of configuring MS Dynamics to integrate with SharePoint Online and the Office 365 Suite
  • Experience of mapping contact relationship management needs and translating into MS Dynamics configuration eg entities, forms, fields, processes, business rules, task flows, process flows, templates, dashboards and reporting
  • Experience of training users in MS Dynamics including developing training materials
  • Experience of providing first line support for MS Dynamics and liaising with 3rd party suppliers for resolution of user queries
  • Experience of creating and administering user group accounts, security and access permissions for MS Dynamics
  • Experience of creating clear documentation to support knowledge share and business continuity for the permanent team
  • Awareness of GDPR in context of information governance of processing, storage and retention of personal data of both employees and external stakeholders
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Experience of managing supplier relationships with 3rd parties
  • Understanding of MS Dynamics licensing models
  • Experience of balancing user needs with the art of the possible so that business teams optimize the benefits of using MS Dynamics

How suppliers will be evaluated

How suppliers will be evaluated
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How many specialists to evaluate 6
Cultural fit criteria
  • Ability to work with a range of internal stakeholders at all levels where the majority will not be technically expert
  • Ability to work with stakeholders bringing consensus on requirements priorities where there are conflicting views
Additional assessment methods
  • 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. The rate provided is £400PD is this including the agency fee Yes
2. Please 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"
3. Is it inside or outside 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"
4. Is this position deemed inside or outside 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"
5. With regards to IR35, is this work considered "on payroll" or "off payroll"? Off payroll
6. Is this role 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"
7. Will you be covering additional expenses? No, we will not cover additional expenses.
8. What, if any, expenses are payable? None, we will not cover additional expenses.
9. Is there a current incumbent? No, this is a new requirement
10. Would you allow if the resource works remotely for few days a week? We would allow a maximum of 1 day a week from home and 4 days in the office and the day from home will need to be agreed in advance
11. How many days per week can be worked remotely? We would allow a maximum of 1 day a week from home and 4 days in the office and the day from home will need to be agreed in advance
12. Do you have time frames for shortlisting and interviews? You have the latest start date as 01/12. Is it possible to have an earlier start date? We are aiming to interview the week commencing 4th November. But depending on how long it takes to finalise the contract, the earliest start date could be as early as the week commencing 11th November.
13. Where is the exact work location in North West England National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
Level 1A, City Tower
Piccadilly Plaza
Manchester
M1 4BT
14. Will you consider a part time specialist? No we are unable to consider this
15. Can you consider candidates for a higher rate than £400pd? We have a maximum budget for this project. We could consider rates no higher than £550 per day incl. all fees and expenses. However, this may effect the contract term. The work must be completed by the 31st March 2020
16. The rate seems to be significantly below the market average for this type of specialist. NICe has re-considered the rate. We have a maximum budget for this project. We could consider rates no higher than £550 per day incl. all fees and expenses. However, this may effect the contract term. The work must be completed by the 31st March 2020
17. We appreciate that no expenses are payable and that the role that is based at your central Manchester office.
However, should travel be required to your London office, will those expenses be covered?
Yes
18. Is the specialist delivering the system/customisations etc themselves, or are they liaising with a 3rd party that will be implementing the system? We have a 3rd party supplier who built the system for more substantial changes and developments but we would expect the specialist to support with customisations that can be done within the admin permission level.
19. Will you consider a part time specialist? Would consider 4 days a week but no less.
The deadline for asking questions about this opportunity was Tuesday 15 October 2019.