Awarded to Version 1 Technology Limited

Start date: Tuesday 27 June 2017
Value: £18,900
Company size: SME
Land & Property Services, Department of Finance, Lanyon Plaza, 7 Lanyon Place, Belfast, BT1 3 LP

DoF - LPS NOVA Programme - Pre Procurement Support (Specific ICT Assistance)

6 Incomplete applications

4 SME, 2 large

7 Completed applications

4 SME, 3 large

Important dates

Published
Friday 24 March 2017
Deadline for asking questions
Friday 31 March 2017 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Friday 7 April 2017 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Specialist role
Technical Architect
Summary of the work
• Produce a “future state” architectural model of components and services to ensure continued delivery of LPS business needs.
• Produce an integration design model for LPS legacy systems with new and emerging systems.
• Assist in the production of a technical requirements document for the Revenue & Benefits system.
Latest start date
01/05/2017
Expected contract length
Approximately 12 weeks
Location
Northern Ireland
Organisation the work is for
Land & Property Services, Department of Finance, Lanyon Plaza, 7 Lanyon Place, Belfast, BT1 3 LP
Maximum day rate
The budget for this procurement is estimated to be £30,600 (excl VAT). This equates to approximately 36 days (£850 daily rate excl vat).

(The daily rate must be inclusive of all travel and subsistence)

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
The provider will work directly to an ICT 6 (Senior System Analyst). The Provider will be required to facilitate workshops and engage with Programme Team and Business area representatives on a group and individual basis.
What the specialist will work on
To assist the LPS NOVA Programme in the development of the LPS ICT documentation:

• Produce a “future state” architectural model of components and services to ensure continued delivery of LPS business needs.
• Produce an integration design model for LPS legacy systems with new and emerging systems.
• Assist in the production of a technical requirements document for the Revenue & Benefits system.

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Lanyon Plaza,
7 Lanyon Place,
Belfast
BT1 3LP
Working arrangements
The provider will be expected to work 3 days a week onsite for approximately12 weeks. The daily rate must be inclusive of all travel and subsistence.
Security clearance
Basic security clearance required before contract award.

Additional information

Additional terms and conditions
Any outputs will be considered to be the property of the Department of Finance.

The successful supplier may be excluded from future LPS procurements relating to the delivery of the Revenue and Benefits System.

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
  • 2 examples of having produced ICT architectural landscape documentation for similar size organisation (14%)
  • 3 years experience of using TOGAF (specially the ADM process) to prepare organisations for business transformation (10%)
  • 3 years experience of using Unified Modelling Language (UML) – ideally using BPMN and ArchiMate 2.0 (5%)
  • 3. 3 years experience of designing and implementing RESTful web (5%)
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • The supplier must be able to start work on 01/05/2017.
  • The Supplier’s daily rate must not exceed £850 excluding VAT.
  • The Supplier must be registered on eTenders NI (https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps/home.do).

How suppliers will be evaluated

How many specialists to evaluate
10
Cultural fit criteria
  • Work as a team with our organisation and other stakeholders (1%)
  • Transparent and collaborative approach when making decisions (1%)
  • Be able to deliver even with uncertainty surrounding the programme (1%)
  • Be able to engage with and present to staff at all levels including Senior Management (1%)
  • Can work with clients with low technical expertise (1%)
  • Can display how you have identified programme risks and dependencies and offered approaches to manage them (1%)
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Reference
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

34%

Cultural fit

6%

Price

60%

Questions asked by suppliers

1. Is this role inside or outside of the IR35 regulation?
There is potential that this role will be effected by the IR35 regulation. Our client will not be in the position to confirm this until the contract award has been made.
2. Would the department consider a blended team of 2 specialists who together meet the essential criteria and who’s combined day rate remains below the maximum value over the 12 week assignment?
The department is seeking an individual specialist from this framework (Lot 2). It would not consider a blended approach as this would be more appropriate for an outcomes based contract (Lot 1).