PS/21/30 - Provision of CA Gen Specialist
4 Incomplete applications
4 SME, 0 large
4 Completed applications
4 SME, 0 large
- Friday 5 March 2021
- Deadline for asking questions
- Tuesday 9 March 2021 at 11:59pm GMT
- Closing date for applications
- Friday 12 March 2021 at 11:59pm GMT
- Specialist role
- Off-payroll (IR35) determination
- Summary of the work
- The specialist will be required to undertake development work on the DVLA’s central vehicles management system (VSS). The work includes technical analysis, low level design, production and unit testing of code using CA GEN.
- Latest start date
- Wednesday 26 May 2021
- Expected contract length
- 12 months
- Organisation the work is for
- Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA)
- Maximum day rate
- Max £600 day rate (exclusive of VAT and inclusive of any T&S)
About the work
- Early market engagement
- Who the specialist will work with
- Members of the IT Service Creation teams in the DVLA.
- What the specialist will work on
The specialist will deliver outcomes for specific projects (including, but not be limited to, changes to Vehicles Excise Duty (VED) schemes) and make technical changes in accordance with business requirements and technical solutions which will be provided by DVLA’s business analysts and technical architects. The Specialist will be required to:
• Deliver an exceptionally high standard of code;
• Undertake development work on the DVLA’s central vehicles management system (VSS);
• Deliver mandatory legislative changes to the central vehicles system;
• Implement Key VED related change initiatives prompted by Treasury and other Central Government agencies.
- Address where the work will take place
- The work will take place in DVLA offices in Swansea (DVLA, Morriston, Swansea & DVLA, RLDC, Swansea), however in light of the current COVID-19 outbreak and in line with Government guidance in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, supplier resource will work remotely (within the UK). At the point where ‘working from home’ restrictions are lifted the supplier resource could be required to work onsite at the DVLA’s Swansea offices. This will be agreed within further Statement of Work iterations.
- Working arrangements
- 5 days per week
- Security clearance
- Due to the nature of the access, content, development and configuration SC Clearance is a mandatory requirement.
- Additional terms and conditions
- We have determined that this procurement does not represent a supply of resource – therefore the off-payroll working rules will not apply.
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
- Provide demonstrable evidence of development experience (minimum of 5 years) in CA GEN in a UNIX environment.
- Provide demonstrable evidence (minimum 2 year) of using SQL with an Oracle (or equivalent) database.
- Provide demonstrable evidence of experience (minimum of 2 years) of assisting business analysts or business representatives to formalise or clarify requirements.
- Provide demonstrable evidence of experience (minimum of 3 years) in the production of low level technical designs and documentation.
- Provide demonstrable evidence of experience (minimum of 3 years) in definition and execution of formal unit tests.
- Nice-to-have skills and experience
- Provide demonstrable evidence of experience (minimum 1 year) of writing UNIX scripts (working knowledge of C and KORN shell scripting).
- Provide demonstrable evidence of experience (minimum of 1 years) of writing PL/SQL scripts on a UNIX platform.
- Provide demonstrable evidence (minimum of 1 year) of GEN development on an AIX (IBM) platform.
How suppliers will be evaluated
All suppliers will be asked to provide a work history.
- How many specialists to evaluate
- Cultural fit criteria
- Social Value - criteria drawn from Procurement Policy Note 06/20 Taking Account of Social Value in the Award of Central Government Contracts
- Provide demonstrable evidence of being able to effectively influence people of all seniorities and job types (minimum of 1 example).
- Demonstrates a clear process for transferring knowledge to permanent staff within a client organisation (minimum of 1 example).
- Ability to manage stakeholder expectations, ensure clarity of communication and ensure any risks are appropriately raised. (Minimum of 1 example).
- Additional assessment methods
- Scenario or test
- Evaluation weighting
Questions asked by suppliers
- 1. Can you list the supported user-interface(block-mode/windows GUI/Web/Mobile App/proxy web services) of VSS – CA Gen application?
- Block Mode is not a supported user-interface, DVLA do Windows GUI, Batch and Web Proxy
- 2. Is IET’s Rapide Product is used for CA-Gen model?
- No it is not used for CA Gen model.
- 3. what percentage of CA Gen application is User Interface and what percentage is server/batch processing?
- This is a 50/50 split.
- 4. Is there an incumbent in place please?
- Yes, there is an incumbent supplier.
- 5. Would you consider someone based in the UK who needs to work 100% remotely? If not, what is the bare minimum that the specialist will be required to travel to Swansea?
In light of the current COVID-19 outbreak and in line with Government guidance in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is expected that for at least the first 6 months of the contract, the specialist would work remotely.
At the point where ‘working from home’ restrictions are lifted the work would predominantly remain remote working with the requirement to attend the DVLA Swansea Offices one or two days per week. This would be agreed within further Statement of Work iterations.
- 6. Is this role deemed outside ir35?
- As we will be contracting for outcomes this will not be considered Contingent Labour and will therefore fall outside of IR35.
- 7. Are you willing to sponsor SC clearance for a specialist who doesn’t currently hold it?
- Due to delivery timescales and criticality DVLA require a specialist that can achieve SC clearance prior to expected start date.