Department for Education

Data Exchange - Business Analysis and User Requirements

Incomplete applications

0
Incomplete applications

Completed applications

40
Completed applications
33 SME, 7 large
Important dates
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Published Tuesday 17 May 2016
Deadline for asking questions Tuesday 24 May 2016 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Tuesday 31 May 2016 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Overview
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Specialist role Business analyst
Summary of the work You'll work as part of an agile team looking to replace a number of old systems with a shared service. You'll work closely with the Product Owner, to understand current systems and user requirements and help to the team in how to write, and get the most, from user stories.
Latest start date 20/06/2016
Expected contract length 3month initally, with scope to extend if project progresses
Location London
Organisation the work is for Department for Education
Maximum day rate

About the work

About the work
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Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with Project Manager, Product Owner, Architects, Business Design Team, Development Team, External and Internal Users across the education sector
What the specialist will work on We are looking for a Business Analyst to support the feasibility stage of the Data Exchange project; looking to replace some 5-10 systems with a single new shared service.

The BA will work closely with the Product Owner to understand current systems and user needs for the new service; and help to coach the team - especially internal BAs - in how to write, evolve and get the most from user stories.

Work setup

Work setup
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Address where the work will take place It is expected that the majority of time will be spent at DfE offices in London, but with travel to other sites (notably Coventry, Sheffield and Darlington) and other UK travel as required to support understanding of user needs
Working arrangements The specialist is expected to work a professional day, 5 days a week and be available on client site, working alongside the project team, for the majority of this time. There is scope for remote working
Security clearance

Additional information

Additional information
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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.

Skills and experience
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Essential skills and experience
  • Hands on experience of gathering user requirements from a wide range of stakeholders (15)
  • Proven experience of converting requirements into user stories (15)
  • Proven experience of analysing existing systems and business processes and documenting these (10)
  • Experience of developing TOMs (5)
  • Able to act as the SME on user story production within the project team (5)
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Experience of coaching, mentoring and, where required, leading other BAs (4)
  • Experience of improving business processes in relation to the transfer of data between IT systems (3)
  • Experience of the education sector (3)

How suppliers will be evaluated

How suppliers will be evaluated
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How many specialists to evaluate 4
Cultural fit criteria
  • Able to effectively communicate with staff at all levels and external to the organisation, understanding their priorities while enabling the project to progress (5)
  • Able to work under own direction and set own short term targets as required (5)
  • Work in a collaborative and open manner (5)
  • Comfortable in challenging accepted ways of working based upon own experience (5)
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

60%

Cultural fit

20%

Price

20%

Questions asked by suppliers

Questions asked by suppliers
Supplier question Buyer answer
1. How many applications we can submit for this tender or do we just get one chance? We understand the CVs need to be sent at later stage once the YES/NO application is submitted. CCS have responded as follows: "The tool allows a supplier to only submit one applicant per role. They should submit their best candidate". Once we have shortlisted suppliers we will evaluate the supplier as to how they can best fulfil our requirement.
2. What are TOMs? Target Operating Model
3. Are you able to specify the maximum day rate for the opportunity? We are content to let the market guide us and are interested to find the right service provider. It should be noted that cost is part of the evaluation criteria, and could inform the short listing in the event that we have a number of tenders to consider.
4. Could you please comment on whether in fulfilling this specialist role we would be precluded from fulfilling other specialist roles in relation to this programme of work Fulfilling this role would not preclude other involvement in this project.
5. Please could you confirm the maximum day rate, or absence of a maximum day rate. No maximum day rate has been set. We are keen to find the right specialist. Rates are a factor within the weighting of applications.