Awarded to Maploom LImited

Start date: Wednesday 1 September 2021
Value: £58,700
Company size: SME
Environment Agency

Spatial Data Business Analyst

7 Incomplete applications

7 SME, 0 large

8 Completed applications

8 SME, 0 large

Important dates

Published
Wednesday 7 July 2021
Deadline for asking questions
Friday 9 July 2021 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Wednesday 14 July 2021 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Specialist role
Business analyst
Off-payroll (IR35) determination
Contracted out service: the off-payroll rules do not apply
Summary of the work
To report on use of the Detailed River Network (DRN), Ordnance Survey's MasterMap Water Network and Defra's Earth Observation data within the Environment Agency. Provide recommendations on steps for decommissioning the DRN and integrating the Earth Observation data.
Latest start date
Thursday 5 August 2021
Expected contract length
Approximately 100 days. The work needs to be completed by end of February 2022.
Location
No specific location, for example they can work remotely
Organisation the work is for
Environment Agency
Maximum day rate
£600

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
The Environment Agency's National Lead for Data Acquisition and staff who maintain and/or use the Detailed River Network, OS MasterMap Water Network and Earth Observation data.
What the specialist will work on
1. Review use of the Environment Agency's Detailed River Network (DRN) and Ordnance Survey's MasterMap Water Network (OSWN) within the Environment Agency to understand requirements for decommissioning the DRN.

2. Review how and where Defra's Earth Observation data is used within the Environment Agency in order to understand requirements for integration.

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Horizon House, Deanery Road, Bristol. BS1 5AH.
Working arrangements
Although an address has been provided where the work will take place, it is anticipated the individual will work remotely; therefore the individual needs to have the necessary equipment to attend video calls.
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
  • Experience of integrating spatial data into systems
  • Experience of integrating earth observation data into systems
  • Experience of cloud based processing of earth observation data
  • Experience of troubleshooting data quality issues
  • Experience of processing data to create products
Nice-to-have skills and experience
Experience of working in the public sector

How suppliers will be evaluated

All suppliers will be asked to provide a work history.

How many specialists to evaluate
5
Cultural fit criteria
  • Use own initiative and be able to work independently
  • Ensure knowledge is transferred at the end of project
  • Work with staff with varying experience of the data
Additional assessment methods
  • Reference
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

40%

Cultural fit

10%

Price

50%

Questions asked by suppliers

1. Is there a preferred supplier/incumbent
No
2. Is there current incumbent for this role?
No
3. Are you open to considering candidates who do not have experience of earth data / Spatial data – but have a proven track record working in the public sector with a good Data?
No. Experience of spatial and earth observation data is fundamental to the work. The successful candidate will need to provide recommendations on the steps we need to take to decommission data and integrate data. The successful candidate will need to understand the challenges we may encounter, especially around cloud based processing of earth observation data; which is why we need to buy-in this expertise.
4. Could you confirm the IR35 status please whether it is outside IR35 or not?
The off-payroll (IR35) determination is contracted out service: the off-payroll rules do not apply