Health Education England (HEE)

Business Analyst - Revalidation

Incomplete applications

Incomplete applications
13 SME, 2 large

Completed applications

Completed applications
51 SME, 4 large
Important dates
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Published Monday 6 January 2020
Deadline for asking questions Wednesday 8 January 2020 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Monday 13 January 2020 at 11:59pm GMT


Opportunity attribute name Opportunity attribute value
Specialist role Business analyst
Summary of the work Analyse user/business needs ensuring outcomes align with strategy, delivering to the business architecture. Responsible for discovery of user needs, gap analysis, impact analysis, stakeholder management, business solution design, Users Stories creation and maintenance.
Latest start date Monday 3 February 2020
Expected contract length Three months
Location London
Organisation the work is for Health Education England (HEE)
Maximum day rate We decided not to set a maximum day rate or disclose our budget constraints. We seek excellent value for money and affordability.

About the work

About the work
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Early market engagement -
Who the specialist will work with You'll be expected to work with the following:

- Scrum Master, Service Managers (Product Owners) and Team (incl. BAs, UI/UX, Test Lead, Front End and Full Stack Developers, Ops)

Stakeholders such as:
- Trainees (of the medical, dental, pharmacy and healthcare science profession)
- (Hospital) Trust administrators and managers
- Business Managers and subject experts
- Others involved in the education and training of the multi professional healthcare workforce

Third party suppliers
- Legacy and future suppliers
What the specialist will work on A Business Analyst is needed to work in an agile team on the discovery of user needs, analysis, support solution design, implementation and delivery of a Revalidation application within the Trainee Information System (TIS) using a user-centred approach. This will focus on a refactor and possible redesign on an existing Revalidation application which is no longer fit for purpose

The Business Analyst will document systems integration aspects; ensure the solution is documented, versioned and designed using a user centred approach and following the GDS Service Standard.

Work setup

Work setup
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Address where the work will take place Health Education England
Floor 3
Stewart House
Russell Square
Working arrangements Timescales we are working to:
Advert closes – 13/01/20
Shortlisting and successful suppliers invited to interview - week commencing 13/01/20
Interviews in person - 22/01/20 and potentially 23/01/20
Contract award - week commencing 27/01/20
Preferred start date – 03/02/20

HEE is an employer keen on promoting work/life balance, and protecting people's mental health. As such we expect all staff to work remotely one day a week. Further remote working is also possible subject to negotiation with line manager.

The role is outside of IR35.
Security clearance No

Additional information

Additional information
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Additional terms and conditions The awarded supplier will also need to adhere to the principles set out in the standard NHS 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
  • Evidence of experience in Business Analysis - gathering needs and analysing information using comprehensive tools and techniques
  • Evidence of ability to map business processes and data flow from source to target according to the data and development lifecycle
  • Process re-design and optimisation and mapping of user journeys. Producing As-Is and To-Be business process models.
  • Experience of working with both traditional and modern interfaces and systems integration, to document proposals for possible solutions and drive the solution of choice with the developers and others.
  • Evidence of strong stakeholder management skills, and the ability to communicate and build relationships effectively with a broad range of people, both verbally and in writing
  • Demonstrable experience of working with development teams in an Agile delivery setup, creating BDD style User Stories, maintaining and prioritising Product backlog and roadmap with Product Owners.
  • Demonstrable experience of acting as conduit between development team and stakeholders in translating requirements into both technical and non-technical speak/language to facilitate communications and engagement.
  • Demonstrable experience in writing acceptance criteria, carrying out acceptance testing to validate technical designs and developments.
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Experience of working in an Agile environment using SCRUM or other Agile frameworks
  • Previous experience working with Public Sector clients or the NHS
  • Experience working with MSSQL or MySQL to query databases
  • Previous experience working with API and Microservice-driven applications

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 transparently and collaboratively in a no-blame culture, encouraging all to fail fast and learn from mistakes
  • Demonstrate experience of supporting and coaching other team members
  • Evidence their confidence to challenge the status quo
  • Evidence of taking responsibility for their work
Additional assessment methods
  • Reference
  • Interview
  • Scenario or test
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

Questions asked by suppliers
Supplier question Buyer answer
1. Is there a current incumbent in place? No
2. Are you able to confirm if there is an incumbent in play for this? There is no previous incumbent in play.
3. Are there current incumbents or preferred suppliers for the BA roles? There is no incumbent in the role. This is a new role.

HEE does not have a preferred supplier. All supplier submissions will be treated the same and based on the application submitted.
4. hello, is there a current incument in this role? No there is not.
5. Q1. Does our candidate need SC? If so, can you sponsor it?
Q2. What's your budget?
Q3. Is it fixed 3 month or extension possible?
Q1. No
Q2. As mentioned in the advert - we decided not to set a maximum day rate or disclose our budget constraints. We seek excellent value for money and affordability.
Q3. The contract is advertised at three months. There is a possibility that a contract could be extended by a further 25% as allowed in the template contracts.
6. The number of specialists to evaluate is stated as 3, however the format of this application appears to allow us to put just one of our specialists and their relevant skills and experience forward. Please clarify. Each supplier is only able to submit one application/submission.

The reference to evaluating three submissions means that HEE will look at a minimum of three submissions (if they pass the identified criteria).

I would suggest that you contact Crown Commercial Service for some further guidance around how a supplier makes an application/submission on this framework.
7. Is it acceptable to start w/c 27th Jan, with a 1 week break w/c 3rd Feb? Yes this is acceptable.