Awarded to Hydrogen Group PLC.

Start date: Tuesday 11 April 2017
Value: £83,850
Company size: large
Government Digital Service

WP1333 - Developer for Services Programme

11 Incomplete applications

10 SME, 1 large

15 Completed applications

13 SME, 2 large

Important dates

Tuesday 7 March 2017
Deadline for asking questions
Thursday 9 March 2017 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Tuesday 14 March 2017 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Summary of the work
Performance Platform is a tool that gives Government the data to make better decisions about services. We require an enthusiastic developer to maintain the current Performance platform, as well as get involved in building our new performance product.
Latest start date
The LATEST start date is 01/05/2017
Expected contract length
6 months
Organisation the work is for
Government Digital Service
Maximum day rate

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
Winning resource will be working alongside a delivery manager, product manager, content designer, user researcher and performance analysts.
What the specialist will work on
This role will involve maintaining the current performance platform (Built in Python). You will also work on building our new Performance product, providing input into the architecture and coding options for the new product, work with the architect/tech lead to improve and iterate the design. Pick up stories to start the build of the new product and deliver increments, fully tested, into the live environment to build a product for the launch of our private Beta

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Government Digital Service Aviation House 125 Kingsway London WC2B 6NH
Working arrangements
5 days a week
Security clearance
Minimum Baseline Personnel Security Standard

Additional information

Additional terms and conditions
Standard Cabinet Office Terms and Conditions 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
  • Experience in collaborating closely with colleagues in order to meet users’ needs
  • Experience in front-end and/or back-end development, with detailed knowledge of programming language; Python, including Flask and Django . Please give examples
  • Experience of developing in Mongo, PostGreSQL, Node. Please support your answer with examples
  • Experience of developing/operating a PaaS with Cloudfoundry. Please give examples.
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Experience of working with Digital Service Standard
  • Experience of working within an Agile Multidisciplinary team

How suppliers will be evaluated

How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
  • Transparent and collaborative when making decisions
  • Collaborating closely with colleagues in order to meet users’ needs
  • Like to work in an agile environment
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Reference
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. Has the HMRC tool been used to clarify the IR35 status of this role ? does it fall inside or outside of IR35 ?
We will assess the role using the HMRC tool before the contract will be issued.
2. My preferred candidate was out of the country for 3 months in 2013 for an extended holiday, a period which he did not work - in-between contracts. Is there any issue with the background / security check based on this information?
As long as the candidate can provide evidence should it be required, this is fine.
3. Could you please update us on the lead time for this application.
We will look to have the whole process completed before the latest start date listed.