Highways England

Wordpress Developer

Incomplete applications

Incomplete applications

Completed applications

Completed applications
22 SME, 1 large
Important dates
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Published Tuesday 14 June 2016
Deadline for asking questions Tuesday 21 June 2016 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Tuesday 28 June 2016 at 11:59pm GMT


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Specialist role Developer
Summary of the work We are looking for a Wordpress developer who can build templates and custom post types based on wireframes and a beta test site. You will be adept at following and interpreting clear customer requirements, adding plugins and manipulate data feeds to enhance the site functionality.
Latest start date 18/07/2016
Expected contract length 2-4 months
Location Yorkshire and the Humber
Organisation the work is for Highways England
Maximum day rate Maximum £400 per day

About the work

About the work
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Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with Digital team based in Leeds, with competent Wordpress skills and technical expertise. Digital delivery team, Digital Service Manager and UX Designer.
What the specialist will work on Build templates to match design wireframe and defined requirements. Format rss feeds and embed breaking news service. Creation of mapping elements for each road scheme. Improve site performance (optimization tools). Build custom plugins and provide enhanced functionality.

Work setup

Work setup
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Address where the work will take place Highways England
8 City Walk
LS11 9AT
Working arrangements Flexible working arrangements off location and some on location. Work with small Agile team. Work offsite 3 days and onsite 2 days a week (flexible). Weekly conf calls and face to face meetings .
Security clearance

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
  • 3 years or more experience developing Wordpress websites for organisations and/or public bodies
  • A good understanding of open source and digital technologies, Linux based servers (LAMP stack) and CSS customization
  • Good knowledge of HTML5 and mobile optimization
  • Knowledge of researching, developing and implementing plugins to enhance template functionality
  • Experience of working with existing RSS and formatting xml feeds using XSLT
  • Previous experience successfully delivering wordpress environments as part of an agile team
  • Have experience of working with maps e.g. google map api, OS mapping or similar
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Experience of delivering projects for local or national government
  • Have demonstrable experience of working in a culture of continuous delivery and improvement.
  • Experience in documenting developments and providing user training following implementation
  • Effectively capture, utilise and collate insight, visuals, wireframes and views from a diverse range of stakeholders to assist in delivery of outcomes

How suppliers will be evaluated

How suppliers will be evaluated
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How many specialists to evaluate 5
Cultural fit criteria
  • Work well in a collaborative agile team and be confident at communicating and demonstrating developments and ideas
  • Demonstrate courage (e.g. can express controversial views, confront reality, make tough decisions,)
  • Demonstrate responsibility (e.g. act like a leader, provide solutions to problems, seek the best for the organisation beyond your team)
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Reference
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

Questions asked by suppliers
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1. Can we please arrange for a briefing call to discuss the project and business requirements? We need some clarity over the technical requirements. We require sight of any specific questions before we decide whether a Q&A is necessary. We may be able to answer your question via Digital Marketplace.