Awarded to Badenoch & Clark

Start date: Monday 19 October 2020
Value: £285,120
Company size: large
Home Office

C19396 Shared Tech Products Full stack Developer 2

3 Incomplete applications

3 SME, 0 large

27 Completed applications

24 SME, 3 large

Important dates

Thursday 20 August 2020
Deadline for asking questions
Monday 24 August 2020 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Thursday 27 August 2020 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Summary of the work
Extend and Refactor an alpha Forms Builder solution. Requires front-end development skills in React and JavaScript, back-end skills in Node.js and knowledge of CI/CD to deliver the solution into our environments.

Agile ways of working is expected and you must deliver test coverage for new code /to support refactoring.
Latest start date
Monday 7 September 2020
Expected contract length
6 months initially, with the option to extend.
North East England
Organisation the work is for
Home Office
Maximum day rate

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
The multi-disciplinary programme team, in an agile manner.
What the specialist will work on
Shared Tech Products, a portfolio within the Home Office, requires the capabilities to help deliver a beta of a forms builder and runner solution. This solution is currently in an alpha phase. We require additional capability to deliver an enterprise class, scalable solution to a production environment.

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Initially at the supplier site and at Home Office locations in Salford, Greater Manchester as required, post Covid restrictions
Working arrangements
Work will predominantly be remote, and work will be managed via online scrum and Kanban boards
Security clearance

Additional information

Additional terms and conditions
Travel and subsistence is not payable for journeys to Buyer offices in the Greater Manchester area.

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
  • Evidence experience of agile ways of working
  • Recent (within last 2 years) evidence of DevOps capability in Docker; Kubernetes; and YAML
  • Recent (within last 2 years) evidence of Development Capability in Node.js; React; and JavaScript - ES6
  • Recent (within last 2 years) evidence of Development Capability in NPM/YARN for package management; Unit Testing and Git Source Control
  • Experience Defining technical architectures which adhere to the 12-Factor application methodology
  • Experience of client-side design and implementation involving de-coupled web applications which can scale horizontally.
  • Experience of Server-side API design and implementation
  • Experience of or detailed knowledge of the Government Service Standard
Nice-to-have skills and experience
Previous experience working on a web-based forms building solution would be advantageous.

How suppliers will be evaluated

All suppliers will be asked to provide a work history.

How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
  • Share knowledge and experience with other team members
  • Take responsibility for their own work
Additional assessment methods
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. Hello, is there a current incumbent for these two roles?
No, these are brand new roles.
2. PLEASE NOTE: the location should read 'North West' not 'North East', apologies.
PLEASE NOTE: the location should read 'North West' not 'North East', apologies.
3. Does the resource need to have active SC clearance or can you support them obtaining clearance?
We will sponsor clearance.
4. If the SC Clearance has lapsed, will the Home Office help reinstate that? As long as it has not expired?
Yes. We will sponsor new clearances, reinstatements and transfers.
5. Would you be able to sponsor SC clearance or are you looking for someone who has clearance already?
See Qs 3 and 4 above.
6. Would you sponsor the right candidate?
See Qs 3 and 4 above.
7. Are these roles inside or outside IR35? Does the specialist need current SC clearance or will you sponsor?
IR35: This opportunity has been advertised as an outcome based service using an outside IR35 Framework Agreement. Therefore, this opportunity is deemed outside IR35.
Clearance: see Qs 3 and 4 above.
8. Please let us know if you will sponsor SC or the candidate must have SC from day one to start? If you are willing to sponsor SC, I presume it will take a few weeks to get it. In that case, will you be able to wait?
Your start date is set to 7th Sep 2020 and I guess the SC processing will not complete by then.
We will sponsor clearance. If the successful supplier's specialist is not cleared then the start date will be delayed while awaiting clearance.
9. Does this role fall outside of IR35?
See Q 7 above.
10. Do you consider this role inside or outside of IR35?
See Q7 above.
11. To note
Clarification Q&A is relevant to the second developer requirement found here
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