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Health Education England, NHS

C# Developer (1)

9 Incomplete applications

9 SME, 0 large

15 Completed applications

12 SME, 3 large

Important dates

Monday 21 September 2020
Deadline for asking questions
Wednesday 23 September 2020 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Monday 28 September 2020 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Summary of the work
C# Developer will be using Open Source (DNN) and Cloud technologies (Azure DevOps) to deliver bespoke solutions hosted on the Azure Cloud. They will have a working knowledge of APIs and system integrations, version control and collaboration using Github, and Agile working in a virtual pair programming environment.
Latest start date
Monday 5 October 2020
Expected contract length
No specific location, for example they can work remotely
Organisation the work is for
Health Education England, NHS
Maximum day rate

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
You will be working with a development team and other stakeholders in the organisation.
What the specialist will work on
The C# Developer will participate in Agile projects with various stakeholders for the creation of new features within our custom DNN modules managed using Azure DevOps and running on Azure Apps and Azure SQL Database.

They will provide support and maintenance of DNN instances, as well as DNN QA, testing of Azure DevOps managed instances of DNN portals.

This involves:
• All parts of the development process, including database management, scripting, testing, QA, and deployment
• Building custom web apps
• Developing detailed backlog from business and technical requirements
• Documenting all development processes well

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
West Midlands will be preferable however most of the operations will be virtual.
Working arrangements
The core work will be Monday to Friday 9am - 6pm daily.

However, the developer may be requested to complete work out of these hours where urgent turnaround is required.
Security clearance

Additional information

Additional terms and conditions
Timescales we are working to:

Advert closes: 28th September 2020
Shortlisting and successful suppliers invited to interview: week commencing 28th September 2020
Virtual interviews - 30th September and potentially 1st October
Contract award - 2nd October 2020
Preferred start date – 5th October 2020

Please note that there is no incumbent person in role.

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
  • Have C#, Azure DevOps, Azure Blob Storage
  • Have Razor
  • Have Microsoft SQL Server
  • Have Entity Framework (EF) Core data access library
  • Have ASP.NET and .NET Core
  • Have DotNetNuke (DNN)
  • Have MVC
  • Have Github experience
  • Friendly demeanor with a collaborative, problem-solving attitude is a must
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • REST APIs with .NET and C#
  • Authentication and authorization using Azure B2C
  • Real-time functionality using SignalR
  • Azure SignalR service
  • Enjoy teaching/pairing and learning
  • Microsoft Teams and Yammer experience
  • JavaScript experience
  • React JS experience
  • Bootstrap 4 working 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 transparently and collaboratively in a no-blame culture, encouraging all to fail fast and learn from mistakes
  • Demonstrate experience of supporting and coaching other team members
  • Evidence their confidence to challenge the status quo
  • Evidence ability to work with clients with low technical expertise
  • Evidence of taking responsibility for their work
Additional assessment methods
  • Reference
  • Interview
  • Scenario or test
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. Can you confirm the contract length and max day rate?
We have decided not to disclose our budget as we are seeking excellent value for money and affordability.

The contract length will be a maximum of 3 months.
2. What is the length of contract?
We have decided not to disclose our budget as we are seeking excellent value for money and affordability.
3. Is there a current incumbent?
No. This is a new role.
4. Please can you confirm the office locations in the West Midlands?
Health Education England
St Chads Court
213 Hagley Rd
B16 9RG

Please note that the successful candidate will be expected to carry out some work off-site.
5. Can you please specify what you expect the set up will be in relation to remote/onsite working? How many days a week will the successful candidate be expected to be in Birmingham for?
The successful candidate "may" be expected in the office 1-2 times weekly, however this will be reviewed as time due to the changes Covid restrictions and guidelines.
6. Can you please confirm the budget and max day rate?
We have decided not to disclose our budget as we are seeking excellent value for money and affordability.
7. Are you looking for recent DNN experience?
We are working on the latest version of DNN, so experience is essential. It is a must have, if the developer is to hit the ground running on day 2.
8. Is this piece of work outside of IR35?
Off-payroll working rules (IR35) apply.
9. What is the IR35 determination please?
Off-payroll working rules (IR35) apply
10. Would you be open to getting this work done from offshore (outside EU) if the supplier provides enough evidence of security? The supplier is UK based but has access to EU and non-EU based developers.
HEE policy is for staff to be based in the UK when working remotely.