Awarded to Malikshaw Limited

Start date: Monday 3 April 2017
Value: £16,650
Company size: SME
Homes and Communities Agency

.Net Developer HIF 1

5 Incomplete applications

5 SME, 0 large

11 Completed applications

9 SME, 2 large

Important dates

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


Specialist role
Summary of the work
Full Stack .NET Developer is required to deliver a common login capability for use across the agency and specifically to support a new bidding system for the Housing Infrastructure Fund (HIF).
The capability will support both internal and external users, to be based on an existing common authentication module.
Latest start date
Expected contract length
This is an eight week work package
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 £450 (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 design and delivery of login capability (both internal and external users) to support a new bidding system for the Housing Infrastructure Fund (HIF).
This builds on an existing common authentication module and will provide an authorisation service for configuring basic role based access permissions, including:
• Registration capability for external users
• User management for role based access

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
  • 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. Is there a current incumbent fulfilling this role
The current software development service is provided through a combination of in- house resources, as well as contractors and other 3rd party suppliers. There are various work streams on-going and there has been work to date in this area, however, this is a new work package that needs to be delivered.
2. 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.
3. 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 28/03.
4. Is this role inside or outside of IR 35?
This is an outside IR35 arrangement.