Awarded to ProGravitas

Start date: Friday 6 December 2019
Value: £66,000
Company size: SME
Department of Business Energy and Industrial Strategy

Business Analyst for Energy Models and Applications

8 Incomplete applications

8 SME, 0 large

3 Completed applications

3 SME, 0 large

Important dates

Friday 22 November 2019
Deadline for asking questions
Tuesday 26 November 2019 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Friday 29 November 2019 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Business analyst
Summary of the work
Opportunity to work with Energy analyst to help improve their models and applications.
Latest start date
Friday 6 December 2019
Expected contract length
Organisation the work is for
Department of Business Energy and Industrial Strategy
Maximum day rate
£250 per day, with a total approved budget up to £66k

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
The team is embedded with the Analytical community and serves other external departments, but all users are Analysts (Statisticians, Economists, Operational Researchers and Social Researchers).
What the specialist will work on
1. Help assess technology paths so other databases and software packages can access SAS.

2. Analyse SAS models and applications to see if their performance and stability can be improved

3. Analyse Energy models requirements to assess whether they are fit for alternative platforms or require development work.

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Westminster, London.
Working arrangements
On-site 5 days a week.
meetings with users and teams in London offices
Security clearance
Willing to undergo Security Clearance (SC)

Additional information

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.

Essential skills and experience
  • Experience of working with Energy models such as DDM or NHM - 12 points
  • Experience of analysing models developed in SAS - 12 points
  • Experience of capturing requirements from users - 12 points
  • Experience of working with applications in a cloud environment - 6 points
  • Experience of communicating complex ideas to many users - 6 points
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Experience of working with SAS - 6 points
  • Experience of working with government analyst, such as statisticians or economists - 3 point

How suppliers will be evaluated

All suppliers will be asked to provide a work history.

How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
  • Able to work in a small multi-skilled team (less than 10) - 6 points
  • Willing to help develop other colleagues' capability - 3 points
  • Willing to working within the existing SAS toolset - 3 points
  • Able to communicate complex solutions in a simple manner for non-technical users - 6 points
Additional assessment methods
  • Reference
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. How long is the initial contract?
We have planned work for 8 months and assess if we need to extend within our approved budget (£66k).
2. Is there a current incumbent?
3. Does day rate include agency fee?
This question lies with supplier.
4. Is the day rate exclusive of vat?
This rate does not include vat.
5. Is there any indication of the proposed contract length?
Yes, there is a indication. The maximum day rate is £250 and and up to budget of £66k.
6. Is this inside IR35?
This is outside IR35.
7. Is the incumbent expected to reapply?
No. This is decision is for the incumbent to decide.
8. Is there any flexibility on the maximum rate?
This is our calculated maximum rate.
9. Is the role full time or part time?