National Crime Agency

D134 Developer Team

Incomplete applications

25
Incomplete applications
22 SME, 3 large

Completed applications

3
Completed applications
3 SME, 0 large
Important dates
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Published Friday 1 November 2019
Deadline for asking questions Friday 8 November 2019 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Friday 15 November 2019 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Overview
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Summary of the work To supply software developers to work on a backlog of development tasks on two NCCU priority projects.
Latest start date Monday 2 December 2019
Expected contract length Initial period to 31 March 2020 (Until end of Financial Year.)
Location London
Organisation the work is for National Crime Agency
Budget range Around £300,000 (max daily rate budget per developer = £600-750)

About the work

About the work
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Why the work is being done In order to deliver to National Cyber Security Programme (NCSP), the NCCU is developing a number of capabilities to exploit data and provide value to our user community

The NCCU have moved a significant amount of capability into the AWS cloud and have worked with a number of partners to develop our data exploitation capabilities. The NCCU operate in a DevSecOps fashion and have made significant progress in a short space of time.
Problem to be solved A partner is required to develop NCCU capabilities..
Who the users are and what they need to do The team would report to a number of senior NCA developers.

All projects are run in an agile fashion and work will be tasked from the backlog of tasks.
Early market engagement
Any work that’s already been done Several different projects are in flight.

The approach is well defined and understood. The team operate in a DevOps way. The work has resulted in a number of systems being migrated into AWS and our data exploitation capabilities have increased as a result.
Existing team The team consists of NCCU employees and contract resource. The mix is about 40/60 respectively.
Current phase Not applicable

Work setup

Work setup
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Address where the work will take place Spring Gardens, London
Working arrangements Standard office hours.
Security clearance SC clearance with the ability to pass NCA top up.

Additional information

Additional information
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Additional terms and conditions Additional terms will be sent to shortlisted suppliers including Security and FOIA terms as NCA is not subject to FOI requests.
Shortlisted suppliers will be required to utilise Bravo after shortlisting.
This outcome is outside the scope of IR35.
Evaluation will be on a scale of 0 to 5: with a minimum score of 3 to pass.
Score Description
0 poor standard, no confidence
1 little confidence
2 clear strengths but giving some concern
3 degree of weakness outweighed by strengths
4 strengths clearly outweigh any minor weakness
5 Robust and fully comprehensive proposal

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
  • Demonstrate experience of working within Agile environment – understanding of agile practices and ability to integrate with existing team - 20 Points
  • Demonstrate experience of developing User Interfaces (experience of using JavaScript, Vue.js or similar JavaScript framework) - 20 Points
  • Demonstrate experience of developing with Python (Python 3 (Including knowledge of Flask), expertise in use of Git, Continuous Integration experience, Terraform, Docker) - 20 Points
  • Demonstrate full stack development on AWS (ideally AWS associate developer or higher). Especially experience with AWS Lambda, API Gateway, EC2, Step functions, EMR - 20 Points
  • Demonstrate experience of MySQL/ MariaDB, writing SQL queries and Data ingest techniques and data migration between relational databases - 20 Points
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Demonstrate experience of data analytics and recent cloud developments related to data analytics - 10 Points.
  • Demonstrated experience of software development using C# - 10 Points
  • Experience of previous projects and ability to work with existing code bases - 10 Points
  • Experience of supporting users of data analytic systems - 10 Points

How suppliers will be evaluated

How suppliers will be evaluated
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How many suppliers to evaluate 4
Proposal criteria
  • The whole team must be able to demonstrate experience of working alongside clients in co-located teams utilising Agile Software Development - 10 Points
  • The whole team must be able to demonstrate technical competence in delivering using the identified technologies utilising DevOps processes - 10 Points
  • The whole team must be able to demonstrate awareness of building within the Cloud and implementing automation in everything that you do - 10 Points
  • The whole team must be able to demonstrate a fair and transparent pricing structure that allows the right resources to be brought into the projects - 10 Points
  • To show success in delivery of all the Requirements published here - 10 Points
Cultural fit criteria
  • The whole team must be able to demonstrate how they would share knowledge and experience with other team members - 5 Points
  • The whole team must be able to have the desire to innovate at pace and focus on delivering value to users - 5 Points
  • The team must be able to collaboratively work as a team within our organisation and with our suppliers and so be transparent and open when making decisions - 5 Points
Payment approach Time and materials
Additional assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Reference
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

60%

Cultural fit

15%

Price

25%

Questions asked by suppliers

No questions have been answered yet

The deadline for asking questions about this opportunity was Friday 8 November 2019.