This opportunity is closed for applications

The deadline was Tuesday 27 December 2016
Ministry of Defence, Defence Business Services

Developer MOD Military Service Records Request

0 Incomplete applications

8 Completed applications

7 SME, 1 large

Important dates

Tuesday 13 December 2016
Deadline for asking questions
Tuesday 20 December 2016 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Tuesday 27 December 2016 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Summary of the work
DBS is tasked with improving the front end process for citizens to request access to historical military service records via the website.
DBS require a prototype to be created to digitise a consolidated form that is editable online and constructive plan to enable skills transfer.
Latest start date
Expected contract length
5 days
South West England
Organisation the work is for
Ministry of Defence, Defence Business Services
Maximum day rate
Up to £650 per day

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
The MOD agile project team including the Service Manager, Product Manager, Delivery Manager, User Researcher
What the specialist will work on
MOD provides historical information held in the personnel files of Service Personnel (Service Records), Aircraft Casualty Files and Home Guard Records. Requesters complete forms obtained via the Service Records site on Gov.UK or by contacting the Service disclosure branches, (Army, Navy, and RAF). Completed forms are submitted by post with proof of identification & a cheque (if required). DBS has been tasked with improving the service through digitisation of the citizen facing front end. Work to be completed by 31st March 17.

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
It is expected that the majority of the time will be spent in Bristol, at MOD DBS Abbey Wood North but there may be some travel to other MOD sites such as London to engage with users.
Working arrangements
The specialist is expected to work a 5 day week to work alongside DBS architect and development staff to enable skills transfer. No homework permitted.
Security clearance
SC level required to be in place.

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
  • Extensive experience in planning, and development of digitised forms prototype
  • Proven experience in use of industry standard web application technologies such as HTML, CSS, Java, Javascript, PHP, Ruby and Python
  • Proven experience in use of service-based technologies such as SOAP, RESTful APIs, XML messaging and JSON
  • Experience of deploying and building web applications on Cloud Foundry using buildpacks and the CLI
  • Constructive planning to enable skills transfer
Nice-to-have skills and experience

How suppliers will be evaluated

How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
  • Works as a team with our organisation and other suppliers
  • Work in a collaborative and transparent manner
  • Share knowledge and experience with other team members
  • Can work with individuals with low technical expertise
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Presentation
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. Dear Sirs Could you please confirm the assignment length? The specification states 5 days in total but the working pattern is 5 days per week on-site (to be completed by 31/03/17) which would indicate a longer duration may be required.
“The Alpha phase is expected to continue to 31/3/17, however the Authority are just looking for 5 days of a developers time to create a prototype of an online form. To enable user review of the prototype we would like the 5 days spread over a three week period with flexibility of number of days for each of the weeks. “