Awarded to Creatify Ltd

Start date: Monday 10 May 2021
Value: £76,000
Company size: SME
College of Policing Ltd

Frontend Developer (Semantic HTML, SASS, ITCSS, Bootstrap 4, Accessibility)

11 Incomplete applications

11 SME, 0 large

4 Completed applications

4 SME, 0 large

Important dates

Friday 16 April 2021
Deadline for asking questions
Tuesday 20 April 2021 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Friday 23 April 2021 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Off-payroll (IR35) determination
Summary of the work
Front-end developer required with extensive experience in developing and delivering complex UX designs using HTML5, CSS3, Bootstrap, and fully meeting WCAG 2.1 AA accessibility guidelines. This is an exciting opportunity to help deliver phase 2 of a redesign project for the Managed Learning Environment, providing mobile capability to all users.
Latest start date
Monday 10 May 2021
Expected contract length
Five months from Monday 10 May 2021
Organisation the work is for
College of Policing Ltd
Maximum day rate

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
The project is to deliver phase 2 of College Learn, a redesign project of the Managed Learning Environment. Working within the framework of an existing ASP.NET MVC web application, the specialist will be required to model and implement fully responsive web pages that match agreed UX designs in terms of both style and functionality. The frontend developer will also be expected to work alongside backend developers to then integrate these designs into existing Razor views.
What the specialist will work on
The frontend developer will be working within an Agile SCRUM environment alongside an existing internal development team to deliver against agreed UX designs and functionality. The internal team will consist of UX and graphic designers, backend developers an testers. You'll report to the Software Development Manager and work closely with the Product Owner and SCRUM Master who will define sprints.

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Vauxhall, London, SE11 5EF

However, due to Covid-19 all staff are currently working from home and this situation could potentially continue for the duration of this contract.
Working arrangements
Full-Time, Monday to Friday, 36 Hours per week. Flexible working patterns will be allowed with prior agreement.
Security clearance

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
  • Demonstrate extensive working knowledge, understanding and experience of frontend development using Semantic HTML and SASS
  • Demonstrate extensive understanding and working knowledge of using ITCSS and atomic design principles in development projects
  • Demonstrate extensive experience and working knowledge of building responsive web applications using Bootstrap 4, including the use of native bootstrap components
  • Demonstrate knowledge and working understanding of the use of Gulp automated workflows
  • Demonstrate working knowledge of package management using NPM
  • Demonstrate extensive understanding and knowledge in the use of jQuery and asynchronous JavaScript (AJAX)
  • Demonstrate working knowledge and in-depth understanding of developing web applications that meet W3C's WCAG 2.1 AA standard for accessibility compliance, including the use of ARIA attributes
  • Demonstrate experience and understanding of extrapolating UX designs and styles direct from Adobe XD prototypes and building this into fully realised frontend code
  • Demonstrate experience and understanding of integrating Font Awesome Pro 4 icon fonts into web development code
  • Demonstrate working knowledge and experience of using Azure DevOps Server 2019 to manage source control, work item and bug tracking, and planning and estimation tasks
  • Demonstrate working knowledge of developing and debugging code using Visual Studio Enterprise 2019
  • Demonstrate prior experience of developing online learning platforms coupled with working knowledge and understanding of SCORM API tracking
  • Demonstrate experience of working closely with backend developers to integrate frontend code with existing ASP.NET MVC Razor views and partial views
Nice-to-have skills and experience
Demonstrate previous experience of working within the Policing community and law enforcement

How suppliers will be evaluated

All suppliers will be asked to provide a work history.

How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
  • Strong team working experience with the ability to think and problem solve independently
  • Strong experience of Agile SCRUM working practices
  • Strong experience working as part of an Agile SCRUM, team participating in daily stand ups, planning, reviews and retrospectives
  • Excellent written and communication skills with the ability to translate complex issues to a non-technical audience
  • Strong ownership and commitment to delivery
  • Good collaboration skills and ability to share skills and information among team members
  • Must apply and promote the College of Policing Code of Ethics and Integrity principles
Additional assessment methods
  • Interview
  • Scenario or test
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. Is there an incumbent in place?
Yes we have an incumbent in place
2. What is the IR35 status for this role?
All roles advertised on DOS must be outside of IR35.
3. Will you be willing to sponsor the NPPV2 clearance process?
Due to the timescales involved with the project all candidates must have NPPV2 in place.
4. Is the rate provided Inclusive of VAT?
The rate provided should be not be inclusive of VAT.
5. Regarding the current incumbent, who is providing the service and will they be bidding for this requirement?
The incumbent is Creatify Ltd. The have indicated to us that they will be bidding.
6. Would you accept SC Cleared candidate?
No, sorry – we required NPPV2
7. Would you accept NPPV3 level of clearance?
8. Would you accept an application where NPPV2 were being still being vetted?
No, vetting should be in place at the time the submission is made,
9. Can companies from abroad apply for this project?
To our knowledge there is nothing that prevents this but you may want to take into account travels costs for attending the main site when required. No travel costs can be reclaim for attending the main place of work and therefore time and cost of travel may be something you wish to consider before submitting your interest.
10. Further what will be duration of project ? Any chance of extension?
At this stage we do not know if extensions will be required. DOS contracts do allows for a small percentage extension of up to 25% of the initial call off period and this is usually added into all our contracts as an optional clause.