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Department for Work and Pensions

Project 20104 - Business Analyst for Universal Credit Full Service Data Delivery Team

13 Incomplete applications

12 SME, 1 large

0 Completed applications

Important dates

Monday 5 June 2017
Deadline for asking questions
Wednesday 7 June 2017 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Monday 12 June 2017 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Business analyst
Summary of the work
DWP is delivering modern data and analytics products that are driving innovation within the wider department. The UC programme has a massive amount of structured and unstructured data that is the foundation for a data driven approach and the UC data team sit at the heart of delivering that vision.
Latest start date
Monday 26 June 2017
Expected contract length
2 year contract - initial 4 month Statement of Work
Organisation the work is for
Department for Work and Pensions
Maximum day rate

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team with responsibility to provide data to operational sites and colleagues to allow them to track, understand and improve operational performance. Types of roles that are included in this team are Full Stack Web Developers, Data Engineers, Java Software Engineers, UX designers, Data Scientists, Data Analysts, BI reporting Analysts.
What the specialist will work on
Own the product roadmap for innovative data and analytics products.
Create and maintain backlog using JIRA.
Write and elaborate user stories and acceptance criteria.
Ensure quality of products and manage releases. Maintain release documentation on Confluence. Present at show and tells and at wider stakeholder meetings. Query and investigate data models using SQL and advise users on best practice and how the data schema is constructe. Create data models using Oracle Data Modeller.
Mentor and train junior analysts in wider department on writing SQL and on data visualisation best practice.

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Caxton House, Tothill St, London
Working arrangements
5 days a week on-site working as part of a multi-disciplinary agile delivery team with work being specified by a work management system (JIRA). You will attend daily Town Halls, Stand-ups and relevant Show & Tells to monitor/discuss progress.
Security clearance
All resources must be Baseline Personnel Security Standard compliant or equivalent, and be prepared to undergo the clearance process to at least Security Check level. Baseline Personnel Security Standard guidance can be found via the DWP eTendering system (see additional terms and conditions).

Additional information

Additional terms and conditions
Additional terms and conditions along with guidance on the Baseline Personnel Security Standard can be found via DWP’s eTendering system: 1. Register on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once): & click the link to register - Accept the terms & conditions & click 'continue' - Enter your correct business & user details - Note your chosen username & click 'Save'. You will receive an email with your password (keep this secure) 2.
For further Assistance please consult the online help, or the eTendering help desk on Phone 0800 368 4850 or email

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
  • An Agile Evangelist with product owner experience
  • Proven track record of delivering quality products using scrum or kanban frameworks
  • Experience of business analysis techniques such as user story generation and elaboration. Proactive and independent development of user requirements.
  • Good knowledge of SQL and R
  • Experience of Business Intelligence and Data Visualisation. Experience of using the following products for data visualisation - R, shiny, business objects, excel
  • Experience as a JIRA administrator
  • Awareness of advanced analytics and machine learning and appropriate application in a Government organisation
  • Ability to work with Software and Data Engineers as well as non technical stakeholders
  • Experience working with DWP or similar organisation in the last 3 years.
Nice-to-have skills and experience

How suppliers will be evaluated

How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
  • Demonstrate flexibility (e.g. the ability to shift tasks to meet changing priorities)
  • Demonstrate successful collaborative working as part of a multi-supplier delivery team sharing knowledge within the team
  • Meeting facilitation and chair person / leadership skills
Assessment methods
Work history
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. Will the role fall within IR35 legislation?
At this time the role has been deemed as outside of IR35 however, should the features of the engagement change, a further assessment will be made which could change the determination.