Government Digital Service

WP1368 Business Analyst for the Enabling Delivery and Support programme

Incomplete applications

11
Incomplete applications
11 SME, 0 large

Completed applications

23
Completed applications
19 SME, 4 large
Important dates
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Published Thursday 6 April 2017
Deadline for asking questions Thursday 13 April 2017 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Thursday 20 April 2017 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Overview
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Specialist role Business analyst
Summary of the work BA of technology and processes currently being used at GDS to inform a more consistent approach to technology development and support in the future. This includes (but not limited to): logging, monitoring, programme languages, code repository back-ups and help identify a backlog of additional areas.

This role is outside IR35.
Latest start date 08/05/2017
Expected contract length 4 months
Location London
Organisation the work is for Government Digital Service
Maximum day rate £500

About the work

About the work
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Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with You'll be working with a core team of Deputy Director for Service Support and Operations, a Programme Manager and two other business analysts. The wider 'matrix managed' team is made up of tech architects, developers, security specialists, user support managers, product and delivery managers.
What the specialist will work on "Analysis of technology and processes currently being used at GDS to inform a more consistent approach to technology development and support in the future, including analysis of
- logging
- monitoring
- programme languages
- code repository and back-ups
Assisting with identifying a backlog of additional areas that need analyis and the resource model to deliver to the backlog "

Work setup

Work setup
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Address where the work will take place Holborn, London until Jun 17 when we will move to the Whitechapel Building in Aldgate
Working arrangements Onsite, co-located with the core team. There may be some need for travel to other government/third parties for reference visits - only when needed.
Security clearance SC 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
  • At least 1 - 2 years experience of working with, analysing and communicating data to a range of audiences
  • At least 1 - 2 years of communicating technical concepts to non-technical audiences
  • At least 1 - 2 years of delivering transformational change
  • At least 1 - 2 years of working in a fast-paced multidisciplinary team in which you have changed your delivery focus rapidly and regularly when needed
  • At least 1 - 2 years experience of building a culture of continuous delivery and improvement, ensuring that data is regularly analysed, maintained and improved
  • An understanding of user centric design, personal data, digital transactions, security and privacy
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • At least 1 - 2 years of using a range of digital delivery tools
  • At least 1 - 2 years of producing and/or contributing to a range of documentation that may include presentations, briefings, business cases, contracts

How suppliers will be evaluated

How suppliers will be evaluated
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How many specialists to evaluate 10
Cultural fit criteria
  • work as a team with our organisation and other suppliers
  • be transparent and collaborative when making decisions
  • have a no-blame culture and encourage people to learn from their mistakes
  • take responsibility for their work
  • share knowledge and experience with other team members
  • challenge the status quo
  • be comfortable standing up for their discipline
  • can work with clients with low technical expertise
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

50%

Cultural fit

20%

Price

30%

Questions asked by suppliers

Questions asked by suppliers
Supplier question Buyer answer
1. Can you confirm if you have definitely had budget sign off and business requirements approved for this position please as we spent a lot of time resourcing for a Technical BA at the beginning of March only to be told yesterday that the role had been cancelled due to a change in the business requirements. Yes, we have obtained relevant approvals. The team are working using an agile methodology using a backlog.
2. What is the IR35 status of this role if known? If not will it be confirmed before call off contract? Thanks As stated in the summary of work this role is outside of IR35
3. What is the IR35 status of this role if known? If not will it be confirmed before call off contract? Thanks As stated in the summary of work this role is outside of IR35
4. From 6th April, responsibility for determining if an assignment is within IR35 will shift to the Public Sector organisation. We need to understand the client’s decision on the status of each contract assignment (including extensions) under IR35 and whether a new contractor assignment is deemed ‘Inside’ or ‘Outside’ of IR35 at the beginning of the recruitment process for hiring a contractor. There is an HMRC status portal available to help determine the status but we do require you to post a response as to whether the role is ‘inside’ or ‘outside’. As stated in the summary of work this role is outside of IR35
5. Please could you clarify the SC Clearance required – do candidates need to hold it already or can they start without it? It is preferred that the candidate already has SC clearance. If not currently held, the candidate must be willing to undertake the SC clearance process.
6. Will travelling expenses be paid for when the candidate travels to other government/third parties for reference visits ? If it is outside the London metropolitan area. All travel must be pre-agreed and pre-approved by Cabinet Office and be subject to Cabinet Office Travel and Subsistence rates.
7. Is there a chance for extension in duration of the project ? No. Unless programme needs changes.
8. What is the total number of positions open for this role ? 1 position
9. Is occasional remote working allowed? Yes, occasional remote working will be allowed upon negotiation with the supervising manager.
10. Can more than one candidate per supplier be submitted for this role ? No only one candidate per supplier can be submitted
11. Can more than one candidate per supplier be submitted for this role ? No only one candidate per supplier can be submitted
12. Does this role require a Technical Business Analyst, if yes what kind of technologies should the candidate have experience in Yes. Someone familiar with software developments specifically web application development and some experience working on websites. e.g. logging, monitoring, alerting technologies.
13. Does this role require a Technical Business Analyst, if yes what kind of technologies should the candidate have experience in Yes. Someone familiar with software developments specifically web application development and some experience working on websites. e.g. logging, monitoring, alerting technologies.
14. What is the lead time for feedback once the application is submitted? Depending on the volume of bids received at the outset, we would aim to get back to suppliers within 5 days to let them know if they have been successful at getting through to the next stage. If unsuccessful, feedback will also be provided.
15. Can a candidate with DV clearance be considered for this role Yes, of course.
16. How many positions are available for this role? 1 position
17. Regarding the SC clearance status, if the candidate does not hold active SC clearance and is willing to go through the process, can this be considered, if yes will you sponsor the security clearance It is preferred that the candidate already has SC clearance. If not currently held, the candidate must be willing to undertake the SC clearance process. As SC clearance is required then suppliers are required to pay and arrange for that security clearance themselves as to become eligible and compliant to perform the contract.
We can however arrange for special dispensation to allow suppliers to begin their contract and allow them onsite whilst the security process is underway. A caveat to this is that the supplier's contract would be terminated if SC clearance was not granted.
18. Would you require CVs now or after shortlisting suppliers? After the shortlisting stage, successful suppliers will be asked to provide work histories within a template provided
19. Can you please specify which digital delivery tool experience are you looking for ? Our teams use Trello, Pivotal tracker and other similar products to track stories and tasks, some experience of these would be useful.