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ViSOR Business and System Analyst

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18
Incomplete applications
16 SME, 2 large

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Completed applications
7 SME, 1 large
Important dates
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Published Wednesday 13 May 2020
Deadline for asking questions Wednesday 20 May 2020 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Wednesday 27 May 2020 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Overview
Opportunity attribute name Opportunity attribute value
Specialist role Business analyst
Summary of the work Essential Skills and Experience include:
Business Analysis
Customer liaison
Consultancy
Coaching
Technical Knowledge
Desirable Skills and Experience include:
WebLogic 10&12, Eclipse IDE, Struts 1 Java EE framework
Practitioner and knowledge of Criminal Justice Systems, working knowledge of conviction data since ViSOR is used to manage offenders according to current legislation
Latest start date Wednesday 1 July 2020
Expected contract length 2 years
Location No specific location, eg they can work remotely
Organisation the work is for Home Office
Maximum day rate

About the work

About the work
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Early market engagement N/A
Who the specialist will work with Business and System Analyst to work in the Development Team responsible for developing and maintaining the system that supports the Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA)for managing the most dangerous offenders in the UK.

Although the system was known as the Violent and Sexual Offenders Register (ViSOR) it manages a larger range of offenders; therefore, an understanding of the criminal justice system and how the various departments, agencies, prison and probation interact to deliver service to the public is required.
What the specialist will work on Represent ViSOR development team interests at the National and Company meetings and consult when necessary including:
National User Group
Change Management Group
ITSG (Innovations & Security)
Internal development and strategy groups and meetings

Analyse Request for Changes
Design solutions for RFCs. Produce design specifications for development.
Prioritise and assign RFCs and Defects to releases.
Produce online help files for releases using authoring tool: Robo Help.
Live support – 2nd line Live support. Investigate problems and establish root causes, communicate this to all stakeholder
Practice within ITIL framework
Responsible with information
Keeping abreast& help steer emerging tech and roadmap for ViSOR

Work setup

Work setup
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Address where the work will take place Work will take place at a restricted development area located in Marsham Street, Westminster in Central London. However, the successful candidate can work from home.
Working arrangements 5 day week
Security clearance Applicants must have Home Office SC clearance and NPPV 3 clearance as the applicants will have access to sensitive information on offenders. This clearance must be demonstrated before any sensitive information is shared with potential candidates. This is mandatory and only applications with the requisite clearance with the considered.

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
Opportunity attribute name Opportunity attribute value
Essential skills and experience
  • SC Clearance & NPPV3 Clearance
  • Business Analysis
  • Customer liaison
  • Consultancy with all stakeholders, internal and external and t all levels
  • JAVA / J2EE / Oracle Database / SQL, PL-SQL, Rational s/w ClearCase, quest, rose and RoboHelp authoring tool.
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Java / J2EE / Oracle Database / SQL, PL-SQL, Rational s/w ClearCase, quest, rose. Robo help.
  • WebLogic 10&12, Eclipse IDE, Struts 1 Java EE framework.
  • Knowledge of the WebLogic Workshop 8, underpinning VISOR to SID interface. Jersey API and SOAP webservices
  • Knowledge of the OS Places Rest webservice and dataset.
  • General MS Office Toolset
  • Unix commands
  • Service management tools , such as Service Now and Remedy
  • Practitioner and knowledge of CJS systems. Working knowledge of conviction data.
  • Knowledge of Criminal Justice Systems and a working knowledge of conviction data since ViSOR is used to manage offenders according to current legislation.
  • Knowledge of the ViSOR (Dangerous Persons Database) application and dataset.

How suppliers will be evaluated

All suppliers will be asked to provide a work history.

How suppliers will be evaluated
Opportunity attribute name Opportunity attribute value
How many specialists to evaluate 5
Cultural fit criteria
  •  Working with other people
  •  How the contractor handles mistakes
Additional assessment methods Reference
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

65%

Cultural fit

5%

Price

30%

Questions asked by suppliers

Questions asked by suppliers
Supplier question Buyer answer
1. Could you please confirm the IR35 statues for this role? The role is outside IR35
2. Hello, is there a current incumbent in this role? There's an incumbent fulfilling the role.
3. Is there a current incumbent delivering this piece of work? There's currently an incumbent delivering the wok.
4. Would you be seriously considering opportunities that are not by an oracle partner? This is an opportunity that we would consider but if there will be no consideration for other platforms we will not start the application. It has to be an Oracle DBA as that is the software used to implement the system and there are no plans to migrate to another database platform.
5. I see that There’s a 100-word maximum for each essential or nice-to-have requirement. But I do not see the skills against which I should get the evidence. Can I know the skills for which evidence is required. Answer provided in separate parts due to word limit:

Essential skills and experience

SC Clearance & NPPV3 Clearance
Business Analysis
Customer liaison
Consultancy with all stakeholders, internal and external and t all levels
JAVA / J2EE / Oracle Database / SQL, PL-SQL, Rational s/w ClearCase, quest, rose and RoboHelp authoring tool.

Nice to have skills and experience

Java / J2EE / Oracle Database / SQL, PL-SQL, Rational s/w ClearCase, quest, rose. Robo help.
WebLogic 10&12, Eclipse IDE, Struts 1 Java EE framework.
Knowledge of the WebLogic Workshop 8, underpinning VISOR to SID interface. Jersey API and SOAP webservices.
6. Q5. See remaining Nice to have skills and experience in answer box. Nice to have skills and experience continued:

Knowledge of the OS Places Rest webservice and dataset.
General MS Office Toolset
Unix commands
Service management tools , such as Service Now and Remedy
Practitioner and knowledge of CJS systems. Working knowledge of conviction data.
Knowledge of Criminal Justice Systems and a working knowledge of conviction data since ViSOR is used to manage offenders according to current legislation.
Knowledge of the ViSOR (Dangerous Persons Database) application and dataset.
7. Can the candidate be sponsored i.e. have SC but NPPV has lapsed or visa versa? Due to the nature of the requirements and timescales the candidate must have the requisite clearances ready start work.
8. Will the current incumbent be applying for the role again? The role is open to all candidates including incumbents. Anyone who meets the requirements may apply.
9. Hi, would you consider sponsoring a person for SC clearance if the person doesn't have the clearance in hand? The timescales for delivery of the requirements are tight. Candidate must already have the requisite clearances to be considered.
10. Hi, if we have a person who has SC clearance but not NPPV3 clearance, can we apply? or shall we leave it? Candidates must already have SC as well as NPPV3 clearances to be considered for the role.