Department for Work and Pensions

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

Incomplete applications

13
Incomplete applications
12 SME, 1 large

Completed applications

27
Completed applications
22 SME, 5 large
Important dates
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Published Tuesday 6 June 2017
Deadline for asking questions Thursday 8 June 2017 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Tuesday 13 June 2017 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Overview
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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
Location London
Organisation the work is for Department for Work and Pensions
Maximum day rate £640

About the work

About the work
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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

Work setup
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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 Security Checked clearance is essential

Additional information

Additional information
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Additional terms and conditions Additional terms and conditions can be found via DWP’s eTendering system: 1. Register on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once): https://dwp.bravosolution.co.uk & 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 help@bravosolution.co.uk.

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
  • 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 suppliers will be evaluated
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How many specialists to evaluate 3
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

70%

Cultural fit

10%

Price

20%

Questions asked by suppliers

Questions asked by suppliers
Supplier question Buyer answer
1. Note from Buyer. Please note that this advert has been reissued to include the requirement for Security Checked clearance.
2. 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.
3. The jobs posted this morning for DWP have now been duplicated. Does this mean that you will need more than 1 candidate for each role. Please confirm. No, the job was reissued to include the requirement for Security Checked clearance. The original advert should be removed shortly. We are only seeking one individual for each role.
4. Hi Would you be requiring CVs for specialist at this point? And if yes, where and how can this be sent to you? Thanks The three shortlisted suppliers will be written to directly for evidence of work history.
5. Could you give more information about the application process? When do you intend to get back to suppliers who have applied? Thanks It is our intention to have short-listed suppliers by 14 June. We will provide any requested feedback as soon as is possible.
6. Will DWP SSCL sponsor SC check for consultants who do not have it at present but are eligible? SC Clearance required at point of engagement to prevent delay to key deliverables
7. Can you please confirm if the candidate should be BPSS cleared already or eligible candidates would also be considered. Would you sponsor BPSS clearance if the candidate is eligible ? We require Security Check clearance for this role
8. Can a candidate with DV clearance be considered for this role Yes DV cleared individuals will be considered
9. What is the lead time for feedback once the application is submitted? We will aim to give any requested feedback as possible. It is our intention to have shortlisted suppliers by the 14 June.
10. Any chances of change in start date as the latest date mentioned is Monday 26 June 2017 No – there is no flexibility on start date
11. Any specific format(pdf,doc) in which CVs to be sent Shortlisted suppliers will be sent a Work History template to be completed
12. Is the rate inclusive or exclusive of VAT? Exclusive
13. Do we have to apply in the www.digitalmarketplace.service.gov.uk website also though its mentioned that the candidates have to be submitted via Bravo as part of the supplier tender responses? Kindly confirm Applications must be made via the DOS portal. Bravo is only being to use to share additional terms and conditions required by DWP
14. What is the total number for positions open for this role ? One
15. Is occasional remote working allowed? Yes- but only within the bounds of the United Kingdom
16. Would you consider work permit holders (e.g. Tier 2 General Visa) and EU passport holders for this role ? Yes – if they possess SC clearance at the point of engagement
17. Is there any travel involved in this role and will the travel expenses be paid ? The role is London based and no travel is anticipated
18. Will you sponsor SC clearance if the candidate is eligible for SC clearance ? No –SC clearance is required at the point of engagement to prevent delay to key deliverables
19. What are the other expenses which will be paid Any expenses requirements should be included in the overall price submitted for the role
20. Can more than one candidate per supplier be submitted for this role Suppliers may only put forward one candidate per specialist opportunity.
21. Experience of working with DWP or similar organisation in the last 3 years - Can you please specify as to what to you mean by similar organizations. Will you consider any public sector experience as similar experience or the candidate should have specific experience in pensions Large national central government department experience required
22. Are you happy to consider candidates without current SC Clearance? If so, are you happy to facilitate this process to obtain the necessary clearance? No –SC clearance required at point of engagement to prevent delay to key deliverables
23. What type of product are you trying to model? Also, what is the longer term plan for the project, after the initial 4 month engagement? To be determined
24. 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 No – SC clearance must be held at the point of engagement to prevent delay to key deliverables
25. Can a candidate with DV clearance be considered for this role Yes – DV cleared candidates will be considered
26. What is the lead time for feedback once the application is submitted? We will aim to give any requested feedback as possible. It is our intention to have shortlisted suppliers by the 14 June.
27. Can more than one candidate per supplier be submitted for this role Suppliers may only put forward one candidate per specialist opportunity
28. Any chances of change in start date as the latest date mentioned is Monday 26 June 2017 No flexibility in start date
29. What are the other expenses which will be paid Any expenses requirements should be included in the overall price submitted for the role
30. Any specific format(pdf,doc) in which CVs to be sent later Shortlisted suppliers will be sent a work history template to be completed
31. Is occasional remote working allowed? Yes- but only within the bounds of the United Kingdom
32. Is there any travel involved in this role and will the travel expenses be paid ? The role is London based and no travel is anticipated
33. Would you consider work permit holders (e.g. Tier 2 General Visa) and EU passport holders who are eligible for SC clearance for this role ? Yes – if they already possess SC clearance at the point of engagement
34. Do we have to apply in the www.digitalmarketplace.service.gov.uk website also though its mentioned that the candidates have to be submitted via Bravo as part of the supplier tender responses? Kindly confirm Applications must be made via the DOS Portal. Bravo is being used to share additional terms and conditions required by DWP
35. We have a candidate who has been a resident in UK since birth, but has worked out of UK in the last 5 years for a duration of more than 1 year. Can you please confirm if you would consider him eligible for SC clearance as he had not changed his residence and was travelling every month back to UK while working outside UK No –SC clearance is required at point of engagement to prevent delay of key deliverables
36. Would you be able to sponsor SC clearance if eligible or had previously and now lapsed. No –SC clearance is required at point of engagement to prevent delay of key deliverables
37. Would you be willing to consider candidates who DO NOT have but are ELIGIBLE for SC clearance? No –SC clearance is required at point of engagement to prevent any delay in key deliverables