Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Business Engagement Developer

Incomplete applications

Incomplete applications
21 SME, 0 large

Completed applications

Completed applications
10 SME, 1 large
Important dates
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Published Tuesday 22 October 2019
Deadline for asking questions Tuesday 29 October 2019 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Tuesday 5 November 2019 at 11:59pm GMT


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Specialist role Developer
Summary of the work Business Engagement Developer sought to provide technical expertise for a stakeholder engagement tool, working with policy and developers. Preference for Salesforce skills and testing experience. Will require regular liaison with multiple teams.
Latest start date Saturday 7 December 2019
Expected contract length 31 March 2020
Location London
Organisation the work is for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Maximum day rate

About the work

About the work
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Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with The team currently consists of 4 engagement analysts who will be closely working with the successful individual.
What the specialist will work on The specialist will be expected to deliver technical expertise to both the project team and delivery partners. This expertise will consist of:

- Assessing feasibility of digital workstreams.
- Providing enhancement in existing Salesforce systems.
- Potentially developing a new IT front-end.
- Mapping the user journey of future users of stakeholder engagement tools.
- Other relevant and similar tasks as and when required.

Work setup

Work setup
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Address where the work will take place Westminster, London
Working arrangements Normal in-office team working. The individual will be expected to attend any meetings as standard.
Security clearance Ideally, the individual should already be SC cleared.

Additional information

Additional information
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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.

Skills and experience
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Essential skills and experience
  • Be a self starter, able to understand business requirements and translate and action to a IT technological output.
  • Have the ability to talk to internal and external teams to outline expectations and work within timelines.
  • HTML, JAVA, Raw Data exposure.
  • Broad understanding of CRM systems.
  • Microsoft Dynamics, Power BI, Sales Force experience helpful.
  • Experience with handling and displaying data in a meaningful fashion.
  • Applicant should have experience in relaying information and status updates to senior management and give daily/weekly updates.
  • Government experience advantageous.
  • Hold SC clearance
Nice-to-have skills and experience

How suppliers will be evaluated

All suppliers will be asked to provide a work history.

How suppliers will be evaluated
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How many specialists to evaluate 3
Cultural fit criteria
  • Work as a team with our organisation and other suppliers
  • Be transparent and collaborative when making decisions
  • Have a no-blame culture and encourage people to learn from their mistakes
  • Take responsibility for their work
  • Share knowledge and experience with other team members
Additional assessment methods
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

Questions asked by suppliers
Supplier question Buyer answer
1. Can you confirm the rate and IR35 status on this role? We are expecting applicants to bid in - the rate will be somewhat set by this.

Without having consulted employment law specialists, the role should be outside of IR35 as we would accept a similarly skilled and security cleared replacement if necessary.
2. Is there a current incumbent No. We have previously worked in partnership with other teams that use their own developers.
3. rate please – at least a guide ? Bids and acceptable rates are dependent on the skills and expertise of the applicant team - e.g. a less experienced developer will not be able to make an equivalent bid as a veteran developer. We are expecting a range of bids and will consider them on a case by case basis.
4. What is the earliest date the candidate can start? Immediately (the next working day after) after this procurement process has completed and we have notified the successful bidwriter.
5. I am confused by the skills required – you mention Dynamics CRM, Power BI and Salesforce – a Developer shall either be a Dynamics CRM Developer or a Salesforce Developer so which one is the preference? If there is a choice that has to be made, we would prefer the Salesforce developer. However, we will consider the potential of the Power Dynamics bids as well with a BA if there is an either/or choice.
6. Is the the same role published 21 Oct as a BA
If it is a different role, why is the job spec the same? If they are different roles, what is the difference in the requirement?
This is a different role in the same project team. The requirements are similar because the two roles will work very closely together and it is ideal to have people who can communicate effectively. The difference is that the developer will be primarily developing and secondarily communicating, while the BA will be primarily communicating and secondarily working with the developer on the development.
7. Will you be able to SC Clear a suitable developer? We will sponsor the security clearance upgrade, but as this can take up to six months starting from scratch, we will require applicant bids to already have some form of clearance.
8. There is no day rate stated on the opportunity and no reason stated – please could you advise what the day rate is for this opportunity? The reason there is no day rate is that we have not set a formal budget for this opportunity. We are expecting a range of bids from bidwriters with different suggested day rates linked to the skills and expertise of the candidates.
9. Please can you advise whether you would like hands developer or someone who will manage other people to complete development work? We would prefer a hands-on developer. While there is some partial scope for advising others on development, we anticipate this role to primarily be (1) building a website and (2) developing and installing new modules into an existing system.