Awarded to Volaris Exec Recruitment Ltd

Start date: Tuesday 1 September 2020
Value: £71,000
Company size: SME
National Physical Laboratory

Sharepoint and Power Platform Developer (O365)

6 Incomplete applications

6 SME, 0 large

41 Completed applications

39 SME, 2 large

Important dates

Thursday 25 June 2020
Deadline for asking questions
Thursday 2 July 2020 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Thursday 9 July 2020 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Summary of the work
Design and develop forms and workflows to automate the data capture and workflows. To build a solution for document management for critical business documents, linked to the ERP solution (Dynamics 365). O365 Technology stack : Sharepoint Online with Power Automate / Power Apps and/or Nintex.
Latest start date
Monday 3 August 2020
Expected contract length
6 months
South East England
Organisation the work is for
National Physical Laboratory
Maximum day rate

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
Technology Delivery team, Project team, 3rd party organisations involved in the digital transformation, business and process analysts, business applications specialists within the IT function.
What the specialist will work on
To build and implement SharePoint sites, Apps and Workflow solutions to deliver data and document management processes as part of the digital transformation.

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Teddington - currently home working due to CV19
Working arrangements
Due to current restrictions, home working but able to return to working on site in Teddington when possible. Flexible working can be agreed. Reasonable expenses will be reimbursed at cost.
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
  • Proven experience of excellent functional & technical knowledge on the Microsoft cloud technologies (SharePoint Online, Azure, Power Platform – Power Automate, Power Apps (Model Driven and Canvas Apps), CDS)
  • Referenceable experience of building sustainable and supportable SharePoint solutions with workflows (Power Automate and / or Nintex)
  • Good technical documentation skills
  • Good communication skills at all levels of the organisation, comfortable communicating technical information to a non technical audience
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Experience with PCF and Portals and Power BI
  • Azure DevOps for organizing and managing workload
  • Capable and happy to mentor and develop the technical skillset of the internal team and to handover activities as required
  • Experience of estimating, planning and delivering to timescales within the framework of projects

How suppliers will be evaluated

All suppliers will be asked to provide a work history.

How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
  • Be a team player with a no blame culture and encourage people to learn from their mistakes
  • Take responsibility for their work and be able to work under time pressure
  • Transparent and collaborative when making decisions
Additional assessment methods
  • Reference
  • Interview
  • Scenario or test
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. is there a current incumbent in this role?
No, but there is SharePoint expertise within the organisation. This development will need to adhere to agreed design standards.
2. What is the IR35 status?
3. Good morning, in our proposals, our max day rate for this role came in at £650 a day, is this an acceptable figure within your budget range for this role?
There is a fixed budget. A higher day rate will reduce contract duration. Our maximum is £500/day.
4. What is the maximum day rate for this position?
There is a fixed budget. A higher day rate will reduce contract duration. Our maximum is £500/day.
5. What level of security clearance is needed for this role?
None required.
6. Hello, can you confirm who will be on the panel please?
Please clarify your question - not clear which panel you mean.
7. Could you please tell us what PCF stand for?
PowerApp Component Framework - it is not an essential skill, but something that is a nice to have.
8. Based on your backlog are you looking for a single developer or a team of developers to address the backlog for the 6 months?
A single developer
9. Hello, re the panel question, I was wondering who you have on the panel that will be reviewing the skills matrix and scoring them. CCS rules state this must be 3 people from the business.
There will be 2 project focussed representatives and a representative from the business applications team.
10. Post covid-19 remote working, it states that flexible working arrangements may be possible, can you clarify what example of FW you would consider/is possible? Additionally, is there a real possibility of remote working being made available with visits to onsite as and when required?
We are all working remotely at the moment - flexible working & remote working is currently the norm. This is a deliverable based engagement and there will be a need to report and demonstrate progress regularly, Future on-site working would be likely only for 1-2 days a week (if at all).
11. What is the day rate for this position?
The preferred day rate is £450 for a duration of 6 months. The maximum is £500 and would reduce the duration as there is a fixed budget.