Home Office

NaBIS Database Update Developer

Incomplete applications

Incomplete applications
6 SME, 1 large

Completed applications

Completed applications
10 SME, 1 large
Important dates
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Published Monday 21 October 2019
Deadline for asking questions Wednesday 23 October 2019 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Monday 28 October 2019 at 11:59pm GMT


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Specialist role Developer
Summary of the work An analyst to analyse the code, faults and change requests to specify the development; analysing and directing the development.
Latest start date Monday 2 December 2019
Expected contract length 3 months, with the option to extend up to 12 months
Location London
Organisation the work is for Home Office
Maximum day rate £750 per day

About the work

About the work
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Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with The day to day operation of the NaBIS Database is managed by NaBIS Database Manager, who is part of the NaBIS Central Administration Team. Development and service management of the NaBIS database is provided by the Home Office.
The NaBIS Database is hosted at the Home Office data centre in Hendon, London. There are 5 environments:
 Development;
 Test;
 User Acceptance Testing (UAT);
 Training;
 Live.
What the specialist will work on Diagnosing cause of faults in NaBIS Database
Maintaining information in PNC Service Management Tool on diagnosis
Delivering fixes
Developing new functionality
Rewriting online help
Maintaining new online help ensuring it is in line with changes made
Mitigation of any application security vulnerabilities discovered by annual IT Health Checks
Writing supporting documentation including: Release Notes, Deployment Scripts, Change Specifications
Deploying releases of NaBIS toTest environment
Supporting Home Office Testers
Deploying releases of NaBIS to UAT environment
Supporting users testing the application
Generating release package for Home Office Enterprise Services to deploy to Training and Live environments
Responding to questions on development

Work setup

Work setup
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Address where the work will take place Home Office Data Centre in Hendon, London
Working arrangements 5 days a week
Security clearance Non-Police Personnel Vetting level 3 (NPPV3) and either Home Office Security Check (SC) clearance is valid for the entire of the contract or SC clearance from another government department that has been granted in the last 6 months or been used on a Government project in the last 12 months

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
  •  Java 6
  •  JSP
  •  Struts
  •  PL/SQL
  •  Oracle 12c
  •  TOAD
  •  JDBC
  •  Subversion
  •  Junit
  •  Selenium
  •  Jenkins
  •  Maven, Ant
  •  Artifactory
  •  WebLogic
  •  IDEs – Eclipse
  •  WebLogic v 10.3.6
  •  Linux Red Hat & version
  •  Business Objects
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Expert user of Microsoft Office
  • Ability to communicate at any level up to National User Group/Steering Groups/Chief Constables
  • Knowledge of Spring framework, Oracle 10g, Hibernate framework, AML

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
  • Nurture more junior members of the team
  • Transparent and collaborative when making decisions
  • Have a flexible attitude
  • Have a no-blame culture and encourage people to learn from their mistakes
  • Be proficient at working in a flexible, agile environment
  • Challenge assumptions but remain willing to compromise when it's beneficial to progress.
  • Share knowledge and experience with other team members
Additional assessment methods Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

Questions asked by suppliers
Supplier question Buyer answer
1. Is there a current or preferred supplier? There's no current or preferred supplier.
2. Is there a current incumbent? There's no current incumbent.
3. Will you put candidates through NPPV-3 and SC Clearance or do candidates need to already hold these clearances? Candidates need to have an in date SC clearance so they can start supervised work immediately. The Authority will then do the NPPV-3 and HO SC.
4. Is there an incumbent in place? There's no incumbent in place.
5. Please could you confirm the IR35 status for this role? The role is outside IR35.
6. Can the Authority confirm if they are working with an incumbent supplier? The Authority is not working with an incumbent supplier.