Government Digital Service

WP1409: Development capability for Verify

Incomplete applications

5
Incomplete applications
4 SME, 1 large

Completed applications

15
Completed applications
10 SME, 5 large
Important dates
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Published Monday 19 June 2017
Deadline for asking questions Monday 26 June 2017 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Monday 3 July 2017 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Overview
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Summary of the work The aim is to drive the adoption of Verify through delivering on the technical projects described, making the project work better for citizens. This will include the design, installation, testing and maintenance of software systems, working in pair and mop programming in the listed areas.
Latest start date Tuesday 1 August 2017
Expected contract length 8 months
Location London
Organisation the work is for Government Digital Service
Budget range We envisage this work to be done by a team of at least 9 consisting of 7x Developers, 1x QA tester and 1x Web Ops.

About the work

About the work
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Why the work is being done GOV.UK Verify is the new way to enable citizens to prove who they are digitally to an appropriate level of assurance, in order to interact with their personal data held by government services. We require development capability to support our work in the following areas: * eIDAS (working to consume identities from Europe, and potentially allow re-use of Verify identities in Europe) * onboarding (improving how Government services onboard to use Verify) * DCS (continuous development on Document Checking Service) * hub/frontend (A/B tests, improvements to release processes, etc)
Problem to be solved We require additional development capability for a large number of projects on a flexible basis. The aim is to drive the adoption of Verify through delivering on the technical projects described and thereby making the project work better for citizens. This will include the design, installation, testing and maintenance of software systems, working in pair and mob programming in the areas listed above. Milestones for the programme team to be agreed. As well as 5-10% improvement to the Verify completion rate per quarter.
Who the users are and what they need to do As a citizen, I need to prove my identity online in order to be able to access government services.
Early market engagement n/a
Any work that’s already been done All phases to Live
Existing team Devs and SecOps as well as cross-functional colleagues in GOV.UK Verify
Current phase Live

Work setup

Work setup
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Address where the work will take place The White Chapel Building, 10 Whitechapel High Street E1 8DX
Working arrangements Onsite full-time 5 days a week. Co-located with other Live Services resources
Security clearance SC Security Clearance is required to operate on this project. Must hold security clearance (SC) at start date of contract

Additional information

Additional information
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Additional terms and conditions Digital Outcomes and Specialist's Terms and conditions will apply, the only addition, if required, would be Cabinet Office T&S Policy will apply for any Supplier expenses which will need to be pre-approved by Cabinet Office

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
  • ability to take initiative
  • JAVA (or C#) and Ruby experience
  • Experience with microservice architecture
  • Agile working / devops
  • - AWS / 12-factor experience is a bonus
  • - Ability to work independently and move in a fast-paced environment
  • - Excellent communication skills
  • - experience of leading teams (pref. multidisciplinary)
  • - experience in passing on knowledge in a structured way
  • - experience in acting as the technical expert in a team
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Understanding of SAML
  • Previous experience in a public sector

How suppliers will be evaluated

How suppliers will be evaluated
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How many suppliers to evaluate 6
Proposal criteria
  • Your approach to onboarding your team to the projects
  • Your management of proposed flexible team resources
  • Your approach to defining technical architecture and software architecture in a context of legacy systems and a drive towards efficiency
  • Your approach to data privacy and security
  • State your team structure and provide up to 5 work histories. Your team should include at least two senior developers, two junior developers and one lead developer
  • Value for money; proposed resource profile and day-rates for the delivery
Cultural fit criteria
  • Commitment to excellence
  • Flexible working
  • Commitment to team working
  • Your approach to resolving technical and business risks or issues in a collaborative way that maximises productivity and business outcomes.
  • Your approach to transferring knowledge and experience to civil servants to support learning from this engagement.
  • Culture of taking responsibility for owning issues and resolving and problems.
Payment approach Time and materials
Assessment methods
  • Written proposal
  • Case study
  • Work history
  • Presentation
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

60%

Cultural fit

20%

Price

20%

Questions asked by suppliers

Questions asked by suppliers
Supplier question Buyer answer
1. Is this a new opportunity or an updated requirement as it is very similar to WP1373/2514 and is it open to previously unsuccessful bidders? Yes, this is a new opportunity and it is open to all applicable suppliers on the framework.