Awarded to Malikshaw Limited

Start date: Monday 3 April 2017
Value: £22,345
Company size: SME
Homes and Communities Agency

Development Manager / Scrum Master for GH Projects 1

8 Incomplete applications

8 SME, 0 large

15 Completed applications

14 SME, 1 large

Important dates

Published
Friday 17 March 2017
Deadline for asking questions
Tuesday 21 March 2017 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Friday 24 March 2017 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Specialist role
Delivery manager
Summary of the work
A skilled and experienced Scrum Master required for the delivery of the next phases of product development and release of IRS and HEVM projects within the HCA. Including; sprint planning, stand-ups, retrospectives and whatever other activities are judged necessary to deliver the project work , generally on fortnightly sprint cycles.
Latest start date
03/04/2017
Expected contract length
This is a twelve week work package.
Location
North East England
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
The delivery of the next phases of product development and release of the HCA investment and equity management systems (IRS, HEVM, PADD, PCS) and associated support requests. Managing the overall delivery of the products, written in .NET (WEB) and ORACLE, by a mixed team of in-house and third party resource. The service should include; sprint planning, stand-ups, retrospectives and whatever other meetings are judged necessary to deliver the project work, generally on a 2 week sprint cycle.
Training and Consultancy on SCRUM / agile processes.

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 Gateshead 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
  • Experience of managing mulitple agile projects
  • Knowledge of .net (web and WPF) applications
  • Knowledge of Oracle Databases
  • Experience working with Team Foundation Server
  • Experience of delivering a 'Business as Usual' service
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
3
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

40%

Cultural fit

20%

Price

40%

Questions asked by suppliers

1. is there potential for the candidate to work in the London?
The team uses one of our offices in Gateshead 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. For any other activities the role can be delivered from anywhere, including our London office.
2. Just to be clear, is this £500 plus VAT?
The rate is excluding VAT, although it is worth noting that the rate wasn't correctly posted and should have been max rate of £550 (plus VAT).
3. What is the maximum number of resources whose Skills evidence and CVs could be submitted.
Given the time limited and focussed nature of this assignment we are looking for a single individual.
4. What is the lead time for the feedback once the application is submitted
We are looking to appoint by 03/04 at the latest, therefore are expecting to have made decisions by 24/03.
5. Do the candidates require 'hands on' experience of .Net and Oracle database development/design?
This isn't a development role, but a development background in .net and Oracle is very beneficial and the more skilled the individual, the greater their ability to shape deliveries and therefore a successful project.
6. I have a very good profile I want to submit , but the earliest they could start would be 17th April ? Would this role consider that start date ?
We need capability from the 03/04/2017, any submission needs to be able to fulfil that criteria.
7. Please could you advise where this role will be based?
The worker can generally choose where they work, however the team uses one of our offices in Gateshead 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.