Awarded to Malikshaw Limited

Start date: Monday 3 April 2017
Value: £16,000
Company size: SME
Homes and Communities Agency

.Net Developer for TMS System Development (Service Layer)

6 Incomplete applications

6 SME, 0 large

11 Completed applications

10 SME, 1 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 Service Layer Design and Development for the Investment Funding Instruction, laying the foundation for future instruction types within the 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 the Service Layer Design and Development for the Investment Funding Instruction, laying the foundations for the delivery of future instruction types.
Provision of an effective and flexible service design layer for the Investment Funding Instruction, including:
1. Workflow for the following all task actions, from draft to completed instruction
2. The engine for execution document workflows
3. Extending the workflow to include Ancillary Instructions

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)
  • Strong experience working with Microsoft SQL Server databases
  • Demonstrable ability to produce intuitive user interfaces while working to a style guide or pattern library
  • Formal and structured testing methodologies experience
  • Experience of using Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS) Web Portal
  • Strong experience using Entity Framework and 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. What is the maximum number of resources whose skills evidence and CVscould be submitted?
Given the time limited and focussed nature of this assignment we are looking for a single individual.
2. Could you please update us on the lead time for receiving the application feedback.
We are looking to appoint by 03/04 at the latest, therefore are expecting to have made decisions by 24/03.
3. The maximum day rate of £500 (including all costs and fees) - does this exclude VAT?
Yes, VAT is excluded.
4. Will candidates with SC clearance be taken into consideration?
As a minimum we need CTC, but if a person has a higher level clearance such as SC or DV then this is fine.
5. Is this an onsite role? 100% onsite or is there an option to work from the consultants own office?
The team responsible for delivering the various elements would need to decide how best to work collaboratively. As such, this could vary and differ during the lifecycle of the work and we cannot be prescriptive around this. The supplier should be prepared to have presence on site every day, if that was necessary for the project to be a success.
6. Will the Authority sponsor BPSS and CTC?
Given the short nature of the engagement, it is unlikely that we would be able to get a CTC back before the end of it.