Awarded to Malikshaw Limited

Start date: Monday 3 April 2017
Value: £15,520
Company size: SME
Homes and Communities Agency

.Net Developer for TMS System Development

5 Incomplete applications

4 SME, 1 large

13 Completed applications

11 SME, 2 large

Important dates

Monday 13 March 2017
Deadline for asking questions
Wednesday 15 March 2017 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Monday 20 March 2017 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Summary of the work
Full Stack Developer is required to deliver the Document Execution Process for the Investment Funding Instruction within the HCA Transaction Management System (TMS).
TMS is written in .NET (WEB) and SQL Server and this forms a 7 week work package.
Latest start date
Expected contract length
This is a 7 week work package
Organisation the work is for
Homes and Communities Agency
Maximum day rate
This is an outside IR35 arrangement, attracting a maximum day rate of £500 (including all costs and fees associated with the arrangement).

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
The current software development service is provided through a combination of in- house resources, as well as contractors and other 3rd party suppliers. You will be expected to work collaboratively with those groups, including within teams made up of a combination of those groups. Typically SCRUM teams are 4-8 people.
What the specialist will work on
Delivery of front-end screens and navigation through the Document Execution process for the Investment Funding Instruction ( suitable for extension to future instruction types) within Transaction Management System (TMS) including:
(A) Creation, view and edit process for instruction’s Execution Documents (EDs) including extensions to existing database schema
(B) Web service access of Active Directory
(C) ED bulk editing functions including; marking received or on hold, reassigning, returning to fee holder and sending for execution
(D) Functions to approve, abort, reject & submit EDs
(E) Navigation through workflow
(F) Document details screen
(G) Supporting data migration
(H) Maintaining generic table functionality

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
The worker can generally choose where they work, however the team uses one of our offices in London (Marsham Street) as a connection point, and there is an expectation that the worker will use this office for project related activities that need their attendance in person.
Working arrangements
The worker will manage their own working arrangements as required to deliver the assignment. For reasons of security, the HCA will provide encrypted laptop loaded with secure software.
Security clearance
All team members are subject to Baseline Personnel Security Standards checks and for anyone working at the London office, must also be CTC 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
  • Strong experience in Microsoft stack development (.net, MVC, C#, TypeScript, AngularJS, Javascript)
  • Demonstrable ability to produce intuitive user interfaces while working to a style guide or pattern library
  • Strong experience working with Microsoft SQL Server databases
  • Formal and structured testing methodologies experience
  • Experience of using Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS) Web Portal
  • Strong Experience of using Entity Framework, in particular, Code First approach
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Experience working in Central Government
  • Understanding of the housing sector

How suppliers will be evaluated

How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
  • Work as part of a team with our organisation and other suppliers
  • Transparent and collaborative when making decisions
  • Flexible to changing requirements and needs
  • Open to suggestions and open to make suggestions
  • Driven for success with positive and professional attitude
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Reference
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. Do candidates need to hold CTC clearance or will this be carried out on site?
Those without CTC would be considered, but given the short nature of the engagement, it is unlikely that we would be able to get a CTC back before the end of the engagement.
2. Maximum number of resources whose Skills evidence and CVs we could submit.
Given the time limited and focussed nature of this assignment we are looking for a single individual.
3. Lead time for the application feedback.
We are looking to appoint by 03/04 at the latest, therefore are expecting to have made decisions by 24/03.
4. Knowing the internal setup currently I know that there are 5 developers who have recently been told they are inside IR35 and therefore will be potentially leaving come April 24th, is there any reason these developers have not been pulled over to fill these particular vacancies? Also how does the piece of work differ to rule it outside of IR35?
This element of work has been assessed through the HMRC tool and is deemed outside of IR35. We welcome applications from any supplier who feels confident that they can fulfil the brief.