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Department for Work and Pensions

Project 20105 - Delivery Manager for Universal Credit Full Service Data Delivery Team

19 Incomplete applications

17 SME, 2 large

2 Completed applications

2 SME, 0 large

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
Delivery manager
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
Lead multi-disciplinary team delivering complex products in tight timescales providing technical leadership to build data exploitation capability.

Implement Scrum/Kanban methodologies as necessary and manage a number of varied stakeholders.

Ensure that technical decisions are sensible and that roadmaps align with user expectations.

Lead show-and-tells, present at senior stakeholder groups and executive steering committees.

Ensure that Developers implement best practice and modern approaches and techniques are applied

Outline data and analytics best practice and advise analyst users and their managers.

Develop ideas and design projects in: Predictive analytics, Experimental design, Advanced Data Visualisation, Dashboard design, Data Governance and Big Data

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
  • Deep Knowledge of Agile methodologies - Scrum and Kanban
  • Prior Experience of leadership of a varied team of Software and Data Engineers
  • Knowledge and understanding of Data Visualisation technologies such as D3, javascript, SAP Business Objects and understanding of visualisation best practice
  • Experience of delivering complex Data Projects under tight deadlines and close stakeholder scrutiny
  • Stakeholder management of a large group of diverse stakeholders
  • Understanding of Data Governance best practice
  • Prior experience of delivering advanced analytics projects involving personalisation, risk analytics etc. including techniques such as machine learning and segmentation
  • Experience as a JIRA Administrator
  • Understanding of big data technologies (Hadoop, Mongo) and semi structured data formats such as JSON
  • Experience working with DWP or similar organisation in the last 3 years.
Nice-to-have skills and experience
Hands on experience of coding languages such as SQL and R.

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.