Awarded to Asteris Solutions Limited

Start date: Tuesday 28 July 2020
Value: £150,300
Company size: SME
Environment Agency

Expert Advisor - Asset Information Management Systems

7 Incomplete applications

7 SME, 0 large

7 Completed applications

7 SME, 0 large

Important dates

Tuesday 7 July 2020
Deadline for asking questions
Thursday 9 July 2020 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Tuesday 14 July 2020 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Business analyst
Summary of the work
Expert Advisor and Scrum Master required to work on the AIMS Upgrade project within the Environment Agency. This is a continuous improvement project, its goal to improve the core systems and tools used to manage, maintain and operate our assets by replacing a number of existing asset management IT systems.
Latest start date
Monday 30 November 2020
Expected contract length
18 months
No specific location, for example they can work remotely
Organisation the work is for
Environment Agency
Maximum day rate
Maximum Day Rate =£450

Expenses and travel reimbursed at cost.

About the work

Early market engagement
The project has been underway since 2017. We are currently mid way through the configuration for flood risk management, which will run through to October 2020. Following will be the Environment & Business Configuration running through to September 2021.
Who the specialist will work with
There is a full IT and Business Team in place for this work.

This role will report to the Business team but will work closely with the enterprise and data architects as well as the existing business analyst.
What the specialist will work on

• Act as scrum master on the agile develop of the Flood Risk Management and Environment & Business Asset Management IT system.
• Provide in-depth knowledge and advice on both the current applications (being replaced) and the new AMX Solutions application. Understanding how our data and business processes and data will migrate and work in the new system.
• Provide additional Asset Management knowledge around the inspection, maintenance and delivery of asset maintenance, including the allocation of funding.

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Work Remotely from home.

Travel required throughout england (Covid-19 dependant).

Head Office and Supplier are based in Bristol.
Working arrangements
5 days a week - 37 hours a week.
Security clearance

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
  • Must have prior knowledge of the Environments Agencies existing asset management systems, i.e AIMS: Inventory, AIMS: Planning and CMMS.
  • Must have a working knowledge of the functionality and configuration of the chosen asset management systems. COTS packaged supplied by AMX Solutions.
  • Must have working knowledge of the asset management processes within the Environment Agency.
  • Must be a certified Agile Scrum Master.
Nice-to-have skills and experience

How suppliers will be evaluated

All suppliers will be asked to provide a work history.

How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
  • Work as a team with our organisation and other suppliers
  • Take responsibility for their work
  • Can work with clients with low technical expertise
Additional assessment methods
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. Is there a current incumbent?
The roll is currently filled by an internal contracted resource that comes to an end on the 30th of November.
2. Would you like to specialist to start earlier than 30th November?
As the post is already filled this roll cannot start before the 30th November.
3. What is the timescale for this process?
The estimate plan is to short list 17th July.
Hold telephone interviews by the 24th July
Award contract around early August.
4. Is this role outside IR35?
Our initial thinking is this roll would sit outside of IR35, this would be reviewed with the chosen supplier as part of forming the contract.