Department for International Trade

UK SBS IT17084 DIT Content Designer for Export Licensing

Incomplete applications

6
Incomplete applications
5 SME, 1 large

Completed applications

18
Completed applications
18 SME, 0 large
Important dates
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Published Friday 24 March 2017
Deadline for asking questions Tuesday 28 March 2017 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Friday 31 March 2017 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Overview
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Specialist role Content designer
Summary of the work Department for International Trade require a Content Designer who will work alongside all areas of a multi-disciplinary team to enable policy transformation and develop efficient user journeys that are constantly iterated and improved. Working in an agile team to deliver design and development outcomes.
Latest start date 02/05/2017
Expected contract length 12 months with an option to extend for up to an additional 12 months
Location London
Organisation the work is for Department for International Trade
Maximum day rate £600 excluding VAT

About the work

About the work
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Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with The Content Designer will be working with an agile, multi-disciplinary team of specialists as per the GDS service manual's recommendations. Licensing for International Trade and Enterprise (LITE) is a cross-governmental project under the umbrella of the Department for International Trade. Its goal is to replace an existing service (called SPIRE) for import and export licensing. The service is currently in Private Beta, with a view to going Public later in 2017. The contract will therefore cover Private Beta, Public Beta and Live phases.
What the specialist will work on The content designer will scope, commission, write, edit and publish digital content for a web service that will replace an existing service which hosts import and export license applications. In Beta and beyond, this covers license application forms, caseworker dashboards and a licensing ‘permissions finder’ among other things. The scope of this includes (but is not limited to) redrafting license content, understanding and interpreting legislation for the service, and managing appropriate policy and legal considerations.

Work setup

Work setup
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Address where the work will take place Department for International Trade, 3 Whitehall Place, London, SW1A 2AW
Working arrangements Monday to Friday on site (Office on 3 Whitehall Place, London). A professional working day, hours and working pattern as needed to deliver the service in an efficient way. Mainly based from our office in 3 Whitehall Place, London.
Security clearance Minimum baseline personnel security standard (BPSS)

Additional information

Additional information
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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.

Skills and experience
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Essential skills and experience
  • Demonstrate how you will apply your skills and expertise to...
  • produce digital content that is accurate, timely, relevant, easy to understand, search engine optimised and written to style and how this will ensure the successful delivery of this project.
  • work in an agile environment with rapidly changing deadlines, workloads and goals and how this will ensure the successful delivery of this project.
  • pro-actively take the necessary steps with stakeholders to make sure content is challenged, accurate and up-to-date and how this will ensure the successful delivery of this project.
  • use the GOV.UK style guide and design patterns and how this will ensure the successful delivery of this project.
  • work with Government bodies and how this will ensure the successful delivery of this project.
Nice-to-have skills and experience

How suppliers will be evaluated

How suppliers will be evaluated
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How many specialists to evaluate 3
Cultural fit criteria
  • Demonstrate how you will work collaboratively as part of an agile team throughout the project.
  • Demonstrate how you will show courage to express controversial views, confront reality, make tough decisions and question actions inconsistent with group behaviours throughout the project.
  • Demonstrate how you will be enthusiastic to lead and be part of the team throughout the project.
  • Demonstrate how you will be committed to the highest standards of work through seeking actionable feedback and setting challenging targets throughout the project.
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

60%

Cultural fit

20%

Price

20%

Questions asked by suppliers

Questions asked by suppliers
Supplier question Buyer answer
1. What is the IR35 status of this role? This is unable to be determined at this time as it is possible for contractors who are both in and out of scope of the off payroll working rules to be engaged through DOS. The successful supplier / contracting authority will need to check the status in accordance with the HMRC online tool prior to contract commencement. A link to this tool can be found here: https://www.tax.service.gov.uk/check-employment-status-for-tax/setup
2. Can you please confirm whether this role falls within or outside of IR35? This is unable to be determined at this time as it is possible for contractors who are both in and out of scope of the off payroll working rules to be engaged through DOS. The successful supplier / contracting authority will need to check the status in accordance with the HMRC online tool prior to contract commencement. A link to this tool can be found here: https://www.tax.service.gov.uk/check-employment-status-for-tax/setup
3. Please let us know if the role would be falling within the new IR35 regulations. This is unable to be determined at this time as it is possible for contractors who are both in and out of scope of the off payroll working rules to be engaged through DOS. The successful supplier / contracting authority will need to check the status in accordance with the HMRC online tool prior to contract commencement. A link to this tool can be found here: https://www.tax.service.gov.uk/check-employment-status-for-tax/setup
4. Would you be able to clarify the 1st bullet point listed under “Essential” and “nice to have”, this reads very much as a statement which does not need to be answered but leads to the next set of bullet points, which will allow us to detail our skills/expertise. If this is the case, how do you wish us to populate the box under that statement? Please leave the first box blank. Due to the word limit within the software when writing the criteria the question has been split into two parts. Each bullet point follows on from the "..." as per the example below: “Demonstrate how you will apply your skills and expertise to produce digital content that is accurate, timely, relevant, easy to understand, search engine optimised and written to style and how this will ensure the successful delivery of this project.”
5. Will this opportunity be classified as subject to IR35 under the new public sector IR35 regulations being introduced on 6th April? This is unable to be determined at this time as it is possible for contractors who are both in and out of scope of the off payroll working rules to be engaged through DOS. The successful supplier / contracting authority will need to check the status in accordance with the HMRC online tool prior to contract commencement. A link to this tool can be found here: https://www.tax.service.gov.uk/check-employment-status-for-tax/setup
6. How many applicants can a supplier submit? A supplier can only submit one application per opportunity.
7. IR35 status please? This is unable to be determined at this time as it is possible for contractors who are both in and out of scope of the off payroll working rules to be engaged through DOS. The successful supplier / contracting authority will need to check the status in accordance with the HMRC online tool prior to contract commencement. A link to this tool can be found here: https://www.tax.service.gov.uk/check-employment-status-for-tax/setup
8. Regarding the SC clearance status, if the candidate does not hold BPSS but is willing to go through the process, can this be considered, if yes will you sponsor the security clearance? Unfortunately this cannot be considered. SC Clearance will need to be in place when the successful supplier enters into the contract and begins work.
9. Is there any specific format (pdf,doc) in which CVs to be sent later? The assessment methods are work history and interview, as per the published requirements. The work history template will be issued to shortlisted suppliers in Excel format. CVs will not be accepted as part of the evaluation process.
10. Can more than one candidate per supplier be submitted? No, a supplier can only submit one candidate application per opportunity.
11. Please update us on the lead time for this application. The latest start date of this requirement is 2nd May 2017.
12. Any chances of change in date as the latest date mentioned? The contract is expected to start on the latest start date.
13. Can any other security clearance be considered? No. SC Clearance will need to be in place when the successful supplier enters into the contract and begins work.
14. Is occasional remote working allowed? Yes, occasional remote working will be allowed.