Ofsted

Statistical R Developer

Incomplete applications

8
Incomplete applications
8 SME, 0 large

Completed applications

14
Completed applications
13 SME, 1 large
Important dates
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Published Friday 15 November 2019
Deadline for asking questions Tuesday 19 November 2019 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Friday 22 November 2019 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Overview
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Specialist role Developer
Summary of the work Requirement involves working with Ofsted analysts to develop automated processes using the R programming language. The supplier will need to work with Ofsted analytical staff to:

- develop automated statistical processes
- develop the knowledge and skills of key members of staff so that they develop and maintain these processes.
Latest start date Monday 2 December 2019
Expected contract length 31/03/2020
Location South West England
Organisation the work is for Ofsted
Maximum day rate

About the work

About the work
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Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with The post holder will need to be able to work with Ofsted analytical staff.
What the specialist will work on Requirement involves working with Ofsted analysts to develop automated processes using the R programming language. The supplier will need to be able to work with Ofsted analytical staff to:

- develop and help others to develop automated statistical processes
- develop the knowledge and skills of key members of staff so that they could develop and maintain these processes.

These processes typically involve creation of a data set to facilitate statistical analysis or an analysis briefing in PDF or Word for non-technical staff.

Work setup

Work setup
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Address where the work will take place 2 Rivergate
Temple Quay
Bristol, BS1 6EH
Working arrangements The requirement will be required to work on site at our Bristol office.
No expenses will be paid for working from this location.
Security clearance A current DBS check is required.

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
  • Excellent programming skills in the statistical programing language R
  • Experience of working with SQL and Excel and integrating with R
  • Experience of using the R Markdown package
  • Experience of working with others to help them develop their R programming skills
  • A current DBS check is required.
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Excellent collaboration skills
  • Experience of working in a small Agile Team
  • Ability to present technical concepts clearly

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 5
Cultural fit criteria
  • Share knowledge and experience with other team members
  • Work as a team with our organisation and other suppliers
Additional assessment methods
  • Reference
  • Interview
  • Presentation
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

50%

Cultural fit

20%

Price

30%

Questions asked by suppliers

Questions asked by suppliers
Supplier question Buyer answer
1. Hi, is there a current incumbent in this role? No.
2. Is this role deemed inside or outside IR35? We have evaluated this role as being outside of IR35.
3. Given that DBS checks only take a short time to conclude will you consider someone who has applied and is waiting for the DBS to come back as long as it is secured and clear before the start date of the 2/12/2019 Yes.
4. What is the maximum day rate? We do not want to influence supplier rates by publishing a budget.