Awarded to COMXPS Limited

Start date: Monday 19 April 2021
Value: £315,000
Company size: SME
The Home Office

NLEDP 158 - Interactive Designer

16 Incomplete applications

14 SME, 2 large

21 Completed applications

20 SME, 1 large

Important dates

Wednesday 17 February 2021
Deadline for asking questions
Friday 19 February 2021 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Wednesday 24 February 2021 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Off-payroll (IR35) determination
Summary of the work
The interaction designer will lead design of a national police intelligence service based on user needs. The product will be used by Police Forces on a daily basis to manage national intelligence. The product is currently in alpha development stage.
Latest start date
Thursday 1 April 2021
Expected contract length
Up to 18 months.
Organisation the work is for
The Home Office
Maximum day rate
Up to £625 per day maximum. Higher day rates will not be considered.

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
The specialist will be working as part of the Law Enforcement Digital Services (LEDS) programme which is developing a service to replace the current Police National Database and Police National Computer.

The programme will include a number of agile multi-disciplinary teams and with embedded product owner stakeholders.
What the specialist will work on
Lead and maintain cohesive design across multiple products for law enforcement officers including management of overall style guide.

They will need to work as part of an agile multi disciplinary including other designers. Their work will be informed and iterated based on user needs gathered through user research and usability testing. Key patterns and learning developed in this process will be reused across products.

The role will involve prototyping on all levels of fidelity, from paper to use of GDS design toolkit, working with cross-government design community to help define new interaction design patterns.

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Home Working though lock down restrictions. Otherwise Bernard Wetherill House, 8 Mint Walk, Croydon, CR0 with some travel to London and other locations.
Working arrangements
A typical working day is 9am-5pm, however working outside of these hours may be required due to business/project need. The role requires flexibility as individuals may be required to work at any of the Customer premises and/or at supplier sites.

The role is currently deemed out of scope of the IR35 regulations.
Security clearance
Must have SC level security clearance required for access to Home Office and Policing data.

Additional information

Additional terms and conditions
T&S will not be payable for travel to sites within the M25. Travel outside of the M25 will be subject to HO T&S policy .

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
  • Experience of interaction design in cross-functional agile teams
  • Experience of introducing user-centered design to organizations
  • HTML/CSS knowledge
  • Experience of working within government/public sector
  • Prototyping experience
  • Experience of leading the design and working autonomously in an agile delivery team
  • Demonstrable ability to work closely with others, including user researchers, front-end developers and product and delivery leads
  • Police domain knowledge
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Strong communications and the ability to explain design decisions to others, inside and outside of the delivery team
  • Knowledge of accessibility good practice and experience of designing accessible interfaces

How suppliers will be evaluated

All suppliers will be asked to provide a work history.

How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
  • Be able to work in a multi-disciplinary agile environment
  • Be transparent and collaborative when making decisions
  • Have a no-blame culture and encourage people to learn from their mistakes
  • Take responsibility for their work, share knowledge and experience with other team members
Additional assessment methods
  • Reference
  • Interview
  • Presentation
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




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