Awarded to APM Geo Limited

Start date: Monday 13 September 2021
Value: £80,000
Company size: SME
Environment Agency - Asset Performance and Engineering

Infrastructure Asset Management Planning Units

20 Incomplete applications

17 SME, 3 large

8 Completed applications

7 SME, 1 large

Important dates

Friday 30 July 2021
Deadline for asking questions
Friday 6 August 2021 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Friday 13 August 2021 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Business analyst
Off-payroll (IR35) determination
Contracted out service: the off-payroll rules do not apply
Summary of the work
Review existing business applications using grouped asset data covering the AM lifecycle with a focus on spatial groupings. Identify poor alignment and inconsistencies with corporate data and areas for improvement, and emerging business needs. Identify the preferred option and develop supporting documentation.
Latest start date
Tuesday 31 August 2021
Expected contract length
6 months
No specific location, for example they can work remotely
Organisation the work is for
Environment Agency - Asset Performance and Engineering
Maximum day rate
£750 per day excluding expenses.

About the work

Early market engagement
Limited early market engagement carried out to test and refine the scope of work.
Who the specialist will work with
The work is part of the AIMS AMP project. The specialist will be provided with a lead contact and given access to key groups and individuals as needed (including - solutions architect, business and data analysts and user representatives). There is also a need to liaise with the NaFRA2 project which is developing a data/IT solution for flood risk modelling.
What the specialist will work on
Review and document existing groupings and business uses of asset data including the main features and limitations of each. Identify and capture future business needs for grouped data covering the main AM processes, i.e. short-term operations to long-term investment planning. Identify and develop options for grouping assets (spatial focus) and pilot a small number of options to surface issues, e.g. data quality and ease of implementation. Develop a methodology for creating the preferred option covering data standards, data transformation, IT tools and the capabilities needed to support the solution design.

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
The specialist will be able to carry out most of the work remotely. Ideally the specialist will be based in the South East to allow a small number of face-to-face meetings - subject to agreement and Covid allowing.
Working arrangements
The specialist is expected to work remotely. Meetings and expenses will be agreed on a case by case basis.
Security clearance
None needed.

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
  • Good working knowledge of asset management.
  • Developing and applying practical spatial data solutions.
  • Documenting methodologies and data standards.
  • Master data management, metadata and data standards.
  • Experience of developing, carrying out and reporting on pilot solutions.
  • Capturing business needs and identifying practical solutions.
Nice-to-have skills and experience

How suppliers will be evaluated

All suppliers will be asked to provide a work history.

How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
  • Work with a multi disciplinary team.
  • Be transparent and collaborative.
  • Be comfortable engaging at a senior level.
  • Care about detail and getting things right.
Additional assessment methods
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. Is there an incumbent in the role?
No, this is a new role created for the advertised task.
2. Please can you confirm if this role has been classified as Outside/Inside IR35?
The role is a contracted out service, i.e. the specialist will be responsible for their own tax, etc.
3. Please can you confirm the office location in the south east and frquency of required meetings?
At this stage no meetings are planned. The need for meetings will be identified by the project team and agreed in advance with the specialist, and would be in central Reading.