Awarded to OZ CONTRACTING LIMITED

Start date: Thursday 1 April 2021
Value: £110,000
Company size: SME
Environment Agency

Expert Advisor - Asset Information Management Systems – Environment & Business DOS 5

18 Incomplete applications

18 SME, 0 large

7 Completed applications

7 SME, 0 large

Important dates

Published
Wednesday 20 January 2021
Deadline for asking questions
Friday 22 January 2021 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Wednesday 27 January 2021 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Specialist role
Business analyst
Off-payroll (IR35) determination
Summary of the work
Expert Asset Management Advisor / Business Analyst (Environment & Business Asset Management knowledge vital) to work on the AIMS Upgrade project within the Environment Agency.
Working with the business to develop there Asset Management Business Processes, that align to Flood Risk Management.
Latest start date
Thursday 1 April 2021
Expected contract length
10 months
Location
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. The Environment & Business Asset Management processes are currently being developed. Following will be the Environment & Business configuration running through to December 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
Expert Asset Management Advisor / Business Analyst (Environment & Business Asset Management knowledge vital) 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.

Work setup

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

Travel required throughout England (Covid-19 dependent).

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

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 AIMS: Operation & Maintenance (AIMS: OM).
  • Must have working knowledge of the asset management processes within the Environment Agency.
  • Must be aware of the Environment & Business asset management processes.
Nice-to-have skills and experience
Developed asset management business processes previously.

How suppliers will be evaluated

All suppliers will be asked to provide a work history.

How many specialists to evaluate
3
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

70%

Cultural fit

10%

Price

20%

Questions asked by suppliers

1. Do you consider the expert as outside ir35 contractor?
Yes, this post is considered outside of IR35
2. Is there a current incumbent?
Yes, the role is currently filled.
3. Can the candidates start earlier than 1st April 2021?
No sorry, the post is only available from the 1st April.
4. It was mentioned in the requirement of travelling throughout England. What percentage of work is required to travel ( Post covid / when the restriction is lifted)? Just to confirm the expenses and travel reimbursed at cost meaning that the day rate proposal should include this in the calculation?
We are unsure what a post covid world will luck like. Within the EA it is unlikely we will travel for meeting before June/July. Following that it will be on a needs basis. Prior to covid this was likely once every two or three weeks to Bristol.

Regarding the expenses. This means if you were asked by the EA to travel we would agree those expenses on-top on the day rate. Prior to you travelling.
5. If specialist doesn’t have previous experience within Environment Agency and AIMS but have strong hold on required skills and experience to fill the gap of AIMS experience(eager to explore AIMS) and excel in this role; can the specialist apply for this role? If Yes then, what to answer in the application: Must have a working knowledge of the functionality and configuration of AIMS: Operation & Maintenance (AIMS: OM)?
Due to the tight timescales and complexity around existing business configurations and processes it is vital the supplier meets the “essential” criteria. Only those that meet all those will be shortlisted.