Department for Work and Pensions

Delivery Advisor

Incomplete applications

18
Incomplete applications
18 SME, 0 large

Completed applications

9
Completed applications
8 SME, 1 large
Important dates
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Published Monday 16 December 2019
Deadline for asking questions Wednesday 18 December 2019 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Monday 23 December 2019 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Overview
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Specialist role Delivery manager
Summary of the work The Business Delivery Team is the technology partner for multiple Product Delivery Units across DWP, responsible for managing, delivering and governing data products and services to meet user needs. There is a strong focus on eliciting user needs and ensuring the technology is driven by validated user need.
Latest start date Monday 6 April 2020
Expected contract length 12 months
Location No specific location, eg they can work remotely
Organisation the work is for Department for Work and Pensions
Maximum day rate

About the work

About the work
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Early market engagement A discovery exercise has been carried out to understand how to maximise integration and re-use potential and gain a better understanding of opportunities for integration across the
existing programme. This process has produced an interim target architecture and proposed team arrangement.
Who the specialist will work with The specialist will work directly on a supplier-led team with team with other data and product specialists. The specialist will also work with traditional delivery and product roles within the existing programme and with SMEs across the department to ensure predictable and regular
delivery.
What the specialist will work on 1. Foster stable, highly functioning teams, responsive to user needs and capable of predictable delivery
2. Understand and advise on best processes, including how to scope, define and govern new data products and services
3. Understand what exists within existing service catalogue
4. Ensure a validated product roadmap is maintained and communicated
5. Advocate best-practice and champion re-use
6. Ensure all risks and issues are raised, suitable mitigations owned and managed
7. Ensure all necessary internal governance is completed to the required standard for new products and changes to existing
8. Identify impediments that affect the team's ability to deliver

Work setup

Work setup
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Address where the work will take place Location is flexible but there will be a requirement to travel to Tothill Street, London, SW1 when necessary.
Working arrangements Flexible - All
expenses shall be capped in accordance with the buyer's travel and expense policy.
Security clearance Pre-arranged SC clearance 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
  • 2+ years experience of driving large scale data migration project within large UK
  • Demonstrable experience within the last 2 years of successfully negotiating digital governance frameworks within large UK public sector organisation
  • 2+ years experience with pensions operational performance workflow software and data structures
  • Demonstrable experience within the last 2 years of leading a project involved with integrating on-premise services with cloud environments
  • Demonstrable experience of finance reporting within large UK public sector organisation
  • Demonstrable experience within the last 2 years of service design and implementation
  • 5+ years experience of managing digital agile delivery teams
  • Demonstrable experience, within the last 2 years of multiple delivery methodologies including flow based models and understanding the rationale for selection
  • Demonstrable experience of digital delivery to GDS standards including principles, tools and governance
  • 5+ years senior stakeholder engagement and management including demonstrable experience of building trust and strong relationships with previously disaffected stakeholders
  • 2+ years experience of working in organisations new to agile ways of working
  • Self starter, able to work without direct guidance and under their own control
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • 2+ years experience of working with digital delivery teams within the Department for Work and Pensions
  • 5+ years of working with teams delivering solutions in Amazon Web Services

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
  • Be a self starter and be able to independently deliver value without direct guidance or control
  • Demonstrate ability to be transparent and collaborative when making decisions
  • Demonstrate ability to take responsibility for their own work
  • Demonstrate ability to be tenacious in the face of adversity
  • Demonstrable experience in actively sharing knowledge and experiences with other team members
  • Demonstrate ability to work collaboratively with existing teams and other supplier teams
Additional assessment methods Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

70%

Cultural fit

10%

Price

20%

Questions asked by suppliers

Questions asked by suppliers
Supplier question Buyer answer
1. Please could you confirm the IR35 status for this opportunity? This is out of scope for IR35 as the requirements is for a
2. Is there a current incumbent? No
3. Will you look at candidates that have not previously been cleared to SC level? Yes providing they get security cleared and have been UK resident for 5 years
4. Is Monday 6 April 2020 the actual start date, or can they start sooner if SC Cleared and immediately available? Our expected start date is mid February dependant on all recruitment processes running smoothly.
5. Could you please publish the procurement calendar/process up to the call-off contract award? The closing date for applications is Monday 23rd December 2019. The responses will be evaluated w/c 6th January 2020 and w/c 13th January 2020. The second stage assessment interviews will take place w/c 23rd and w/c 30th January 2020. Interviews will be assessed and evaluated w/c 3rd February 2020 with an anticipated start date 17th January. All dates detailed above are indicative and are subject to change at DWP's discretion.
6. Will suppliers without ‘2+ years experience with pensions operational performance workflow software and data structures’ not be considered for the role? All candidates must be able to meet as a minimum, all of the essential criteria.
7. Regarding who the specialist will be working with, we note that ‘The specialist will work directly on a supplier-led team’ – who is the supplier? The specialist will work with whichever Supplier team is appointed. We expect that there will be a Procurement exercise to start very shortly
8. What is the civil service grade for this role? The equivalent Civil Service role would be grade 6.
9. What is the maximum day rate? DWP have not set a maximum day rate for this activity, but we expect it would be no more than £800.