Awarded to James Harvard Limited

Start date: Tuesday 21 March 2017
Value: £28,050
Company size: large
Home and Communities Agency

Systems Analyst for TMS

5 Incomplete applications

5 SME, 0 large

9 Completed applications

7 SME, 2 large

Important dates

Tuesday 21 March 2017
Deadline for asking questions
Thursday 23 March 2017 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Tuesday 28 March 2017 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Product manager
Summary of the work
HCA are developing a Transaction Management System to support our commercial dealings with Solicitors and Technical Consultants. An experienced Systems Analyst is required to ensure business requirements are clearly identified and converted into functional requirements and that the development team has a consistent and clearly defined workflow.
Latest start date
Expected contract length
13 weeks
Organisation the work is for
Home and Communities Agency
Maximum day rate
This is an outside IR35 arrangement, attracting a maximum day rate of £550 (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 role has two main tasks: (1) Complete Systems Analysis for phase 1 go-live targetted for 1st week in May; (2) Identify, agree and shape requirements with I.T. And Business Stakeholders for subsequent phases, including Documenting as-is business processes, Create Feature Specifications (front end and content management), Work with Technical Architect and Technical Leads to assess feasibility, Work with Technical Architect & Development Manager on style guide and UX wireframes, Populate and prioritise product backlog (EPICs, Features and Product Backlog Items) and Produce roadmap.

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 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
  • Proven track record of designing successful web applications
  • Analysing business requirements and converting to functional requirements
  • Experience of implementing the Government Digital Standards
  • Producing high quality requirements documentation and user stories
  • Use of Microsoft Team Foundation Server
  • Extensive experience of working on agile projects
  • Successful delivery of high quality User Experience including use of wireframes
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Experience of working in Central Government
  • Housing sector experience

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 CVs we could submit.
Given the time limited and focussed nature of this assignment we are looking for a single individual.
2. 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 29/03.
3. Do candidates need to hold BPSS and CTC clearance prior to starting the contract or can this be acquired in the role?
All team members are subject to Baseline Personnel Security Standards checks, this is mandatory before starting. 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.