This opportunity is closed for applications

The deadline was Friday 24 March 2017
FCO

FCO Services - T1003 SC Cleared Test Manager Applications

7 Incomplete applications

7 SME, 0 large

20 Completed applications

18 SME, 2 large

Important dates

Published
Friday 10 March 2017
Deadline for asking questions
Friday 17 March 2017 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Friday 24 March 2017 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Specialist role
Quality assurance analyst
Summary of the work
To manage all testing activities required to complete compatibility testing and User Acceptance Testing on Windows 10, Office 2016 and IE 11 Platform.
Latest start date
17 April 2017
Expected contract length
80 days
Location
South East England
Organisation the work is for
FCO
Maximum day rate

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
You'll be working within a programme team including programme delivery, technologists and service designers
What the specialist will work on
To manage all testing activities required to complete compatibility testing and User Acceptance Testing on Windows 10, Office 2016 and IE 11 Platform.
Including, but not limited to
1. Manage and coordinate the Tech Overhaul User Acceptance Test execution with Directorates
2. Manage defect process and triaging with business users d
3. Manage UAT execution.
4. Manage the Defect process
5. Produce Lessons Learnt

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Milton Keynes and London
Working arrangements
You'll be working within a programme team including programme delivery, technologists and service designers. This includes face-to-face meetings.
Security clearance
SC Security Cleared

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
  • 1. Certified Test Manager
  • 2. Certified Business Analyst
  • 3. Robust knowledge of the entire Software Development Lifecycle
  • 4. Domain knowledge of Home Office/UKVI applications as a Test Manager
Nice-to-have skills and experience
5. Knowledge of Software Development methodologies ranging from Rational Unified Process, Rapid Application Development, Agile, Waterfall and V-Model

How suppliers will be evaluated

How many specialists to evaluate
5
Cultural fit criteria
  • •Work as a team with our organisation and other suppliers
  • •Be transparent and collaborative when making decisions
  • •Take responsibility for their work
  • •Share knowledge and experience with other team members
  • •Challenge the status quo
  • •Can work with clients with low technical expertise
Assessment methods
Work history
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

50%

Cultural fit

10%

Price

40%

Questions asked by suppliers

1. "Domain knowledge of Home Office/UKVI applications as a Test Manager" - does this mean you will be looking for someone that has worked previously with the Home Office? Or will other Government departments have these applications in place?
We are looking for these skills and experience regardless of where they have worked
2. Can you please confirm if this role will fall inside or outside of IR35
Can you please confirm if this role will fall inside or outside of IR35
3. Can you please confirm if this role will fall inside or outside of IR35
It is for the potential supplier to determine the tax status, HMRC have issued a tool relating to IR35 specifically.
4. With regards the certifications, most certified BA's are out and out BA's and the same goes for Test Managers, which certification is preferred given in all honesty I don't think both will be viable in an available specialist?
The weighting will be towards Test Manager, though experience in both fields has been specified by the business area
5. If the consultant does not have valid SC but eligible for it, will FCO sponsor the clearance please?
The supplier is to provide evidence of current SC Security Clearance
6. Could you please provide us with the details on 1. Maximum number of resources whose applications could be submitted. 2. Lead time for application feedback.
Please see section "How suppliers will be evaluated" and top for dates
7. What is the maximum day rate for this position?
Please see "How suppliers will be selected" the evaluation weighting includes price
8. Please can you confirm the split between Milton Keynes and London?
It will be both sites, the exact working pattern will be determined by progress and business need
9. 1.Certified Test Manager-certification is must for this if yes than which certification ISTQB ,CMST.
2.Certified Business Analyst- certification is must for this if yes than which certification- IIBA ,CSBA,CBAP,CCBA,ECBA,PMI-PBA.
Yes to both, all appropriately certified suppliers will be considered (including those listed)
10. We spoke with one of your incumbent interim resources on this project today who advised us not to apply for these roles. Please can you confirm that this is a genuine open tender? Note: nil response to this question will result in escalation to FCO Services Procurement and Commercial Director and CCS as possible abuse of OJEU regulated procurement framework.
This is an open opportunity, via this government framework. All suppliers who meet the criteria will be considered.