Awarded to Sopra Steria Ltd

Start date: Monday 30 January 2017
Value: £312,000
Company size: large
Home Office

DSAB - Angular/PHP developer (AFTC-3)

0 Incomplete applications

23 Completed applications

19 SME, 4 large

Important dates

Monday 24 October 2016
Deadline for asking questions
Wednesday 26 October 2016 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Monday 31 October 2016 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Summary of the work
The developer will need to be an SME in: Angular, HTML 5, CSS 3, Less, Karma, Jasmine, PHP, Zend, MySQL, REST, GIT.

Must also be able to work with retrieving data from a micro-services architecture and how manipulation may be required.
Latest start date
3 January 2017
Expected contract length
up to twenty four months (2 years)
Organisation the work is for
Home Office
Maximum day rate
£650 (ex VAT)

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
Day to day working within an agile cross-function teams, consisting of Home Office Civil Servants, other government Civil Servants, other 3rd party contractors and suppliers
What the specialist will work on
Developer to work on a User Interface project as part of the DSAB Programme. This will involve writing code in the new UI project, as well as working with the old UI project to understand requirements and behaviours.

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
8-10 Great George Street, London SW1P 3AA moving to Lunar House, Croydon during 2016/17
Working arrangements
The developer should be physically on site Monday – Friday. Approximate hours are 09:00 – 18:00.
Security clearance
Home Office SC

Additional information

Additional terms and conditions
Proposed individuals who are non British/EEA nationals must either be in possession of leave to remain with no restrictions on their time to live/work in the UK or their leave to remain must be valid for the duration of this award and permit work in this capacity.

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
  • Angular
  • HTML 5, CSS 3
  • Less
  • Karma
  • Jasmine
  • PHP
  • Zend framework v1
  • MySQL
  • GIT
  • REST
  • Fluent in English and have exceptional communicaiton skills in order to discuss high level requirements with senior stakeholders as well as low level technical discussions as required
  • Experience in working with Scrum teams
  • Familiar with CI development techniques and enviornments
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Experience of working directly with Civil Servants
  • Experience fo working directly with end users to discuss ideas, prototypes and technical progress

How suppliers will be evaluated

How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
  • Have a no-blame culture and encourage people to learn from their mistakes.
  • Work well in a cross functional team within our organisation
  • Mentor junior members of the team
  • Transparent and collaborative when making decisions
  • Stakeholder management with evidence of negotiating and influencing skills
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Reference
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. Does the candidate have to have SC clearance or can they obtain it on being shortlisted.
Yes they can obtain it on shortlist as our latest start date is 3 January 2017. This should provide sufficient time for clearance to be obtained, but any role is dependent on SC clearance being obtained.

Our preference would be for individuals who were already SC cleared if possible.