Awarded to Certes Computing Limited

Start date: Wednesday 19 August 2020
Value: £111,000
Company size: SME
Scottish Enterprise

P21-0049 Microsoft Dynamics Developer

14 Incomplete applications

13 SME, 1 large

37 Completed applications

33 SME, 4 large

Important dates

Thursday 9 July 2020
Deadline for asking questions
Thursday 16 July 2020 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Thursday 23 July 2020 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Summary of the work
An exciting digital transformation programme putting Microsoft Dynamics CRM at the heart of our processes and interactions with users. The programme has started and will continue to develop a web front end to interact with users through a secure account space to and from CRM to power transactions with users.
Latest start date
Monday 3 August 2020
Expected contract length
9 months with an optional 3 month extension
Organisation the work is for
Scottish Enterprise
Maximum day rate
£600 excluding VAT and including all expenses

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
Working within an Agile service design, delivery and support team of circa 30 people responsible for digital transformation activities across the organisation. It’s a multidisciplinary team with software developers, testers, designers, user researchers, Dynamics developers, service designers and product owners. The Dynamics developer will work closely with all of the team as well as the users of the CRM system across the business.
What the specialist will work on
The specialist will support the implementation of SE’s digital transformation. Primarily the role will initially focus on a workstream covering the following activities:
1. Data Quality, Compliance and Security - Delivering new practices to significantly reduce data quality issues entering Dynamics 365,

2. Services to Partners
We will onboard other partners and provide more responsive and predictive approaches that enables their business operations in line with Microsoft’s roadmap of supported features.

3. Continuous Integration Build
Automating the test code and building and deploying the solutions. We currently use Visual Studio for the development site and Team City for CI build.

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Initial work will take place remotely while offices are closed due to the Covid -19 pandemic restrictions.
When available work will take place at
Scottish Enterprise
Atlantic Quay ( Security clearance required)
150 Broomielaw
G2 8LU
Working arrangements
The supplier is expected to supply a resource to work as part of the Service Assurance team. A core team is based in Glasgow city centre and work standard working hours of 9-5 Mon-Fri. It is expected that the resource would be available for physical (post covid-19 restrictions) and online meetings and co-working at regular scheduled times, but remote working is available as long as delivery is not affected.

This role is outwith IR35 (it doesn't apply)
Security clearance
Baseline Personnel Security Standard level clearance is required for this role.

Additional information

Additional terms and conditions
SE has identified that; the Supplier will be a controller for the purposes of the Data Protection Law, for any and all personal data it provides in support of its bid (including but not limited to contact details and CVs). Suppliers must therefore ensure that it has a lawful ground under the Data Protection Law to share such personal data with SE for the purposes of this bid and provision of the Services. SE will be the controller of any personal data it processes in accordance with this procurement process.

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
  • Javascript front end and C# Plugin/workflow Development
  • Power & Logic Apps
  • Business Process Flow & Power Automate Development
  • Microsoft Azure Development
  • FetchXML Experience
  • Business Rules Development
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Sharepoint Integration
  • Experience modifying SiteMap
  • Form Design & Security Role Profiling
  • Data migration & SSRS Writing Skills
  • Continuous Integration Build
  • Writing technical specifications for planned work

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 part of an agile team, helping others clear priority tasks as required
  • Deliver value to customers early and often
  • Be transparant and collaborative in decision making
  • Take responsibility and ownership of tasks
  • Challenge the status quo.
Additional assessment methods
  • Reference
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. Is there a current incumbent?
2. This opportunities appears to be the same as previous advert/post with reference 12531.
• Is this the same requirement?
• if yes was the first cancelled?
• were the profiles presented not suitable?
This is a new requirement which has a similar output to the previous opportunity posted,
The previous requirement has been awarded.
3. Is there any flexibility in the start date?
There’s potentially scope for a week delay in start for the right candidate
4. When available work will take place at Scottish Enterprise, Atlantic Quay (Security clearance required): which level of security clearance? DBS or SC?
Baseline Personnel Security Standard level clearance is required for this role
5. In regards to BPSS clearance – Cabinet Office guidance (Part 4,Section 10) states ‘in Government, there is no requirement to renew the BPSS once it has been approved.’ Can you confirm if this includes moving departments or would we need to initiate a new check for this role?
I have been advised from the Scottish Government Security team that as long as the BPSS clearance is still valid that it would still stand.
6. We have had a numerous amount of questions regarding security clearance.
The requirement says to work onsite, you must have SC, however the Clearance details says it is just BPSS...
Please can you confirm if you need to be SC Cleared?
See advice from
There are 5 levels of national security vetting;
• Counter Terrorist Check (CTC)
• Security Check (SC)
• Enhanced Security Check (eSC)
• Developed Vetting (DV) including Developed Vetting (DV) Renewal and Enhanced Developed Vetting (eDV).
Each type of vetting also requires successful completion of the Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS). So by having any of the above levels, BPSS would have been completed as part of that.
7. It is noted, "...remote working is available as long as delivery is not affected".
Once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, what are the expectations in regard to being onsite in Glasgow ?
For example, would it be acceptable for the specialist to continue to work remotely with only occasional days onsite, say 2-4 days/month, as long as delivery is not affected?
Or are you expecting the specialist will need to be onsite for the majority of the time?
There isn't a need to be onsite the majority of the time. We are unable to say how many days a week or month will be needed onsite as this will be dependant on the tasks being completed and may only be identified at short notice.
8. If the specialist currently holds Enhanced DBS would you be comfortable if successful, we support their BPSS application and submit this while work starts remotely, so it is in place when they need to attend site, or is it essential the specialist already holds BPSS when work commences?
We will be comfortable on that approach. As long as the winning supplier has the BPSS for attending site.