Awarded to Viable Data

Start date: Monday 2 October 2017
Value: £305,500
Company size: SME

DAC- 014a -C8125 Business Analysts for (DQDC)

14 Incomplete applications

13 SME, 1 large

17 Completed applications

13 SME, 4 large

Important dates

Friday 23 June 2017
Deadline for asking questions
Tuesday 27 June 2017 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Friday 30 June 2017 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Business analyst
Summary of the work
To undertake root cause analysis of data quality issues and identify and recommend fixes. Iteratively implement a data quality management model for the Home Office, starting with a proof of concept in an identified area of casework to prove the value, with Beta and Live following.
Latest start date
Tuesday 1 August 2017
Expected contract length
up to 2 years
Organisation the work is for
Maximum day rate

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
The Home Office is setting up a project to investigate and iteratively improve Data Quality in their systems. Through the benefits of root cause analysis we are expecting some quick wins in some areas. Primarily focusing on data quality issues with the Central Information Database (CID) working with reporting teams and relevant operational teams.
What the specialist will work on
There are a number of different data quality issues across the Home Office. BAs are needed to support the development of a cohesive approach to tackling data quality issues across the Home Office.

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Main location for the work will be at Bedfont Lakes Business Park for 3-4 days, with occasional other locations being central London and Croydon. Remote working may be available where necessary.
Working arrangements
The supplier is expected to construct a feature team made of up of the specialist skills required to deliver the outcomes. We expect the supplier to be flexible to our needs and can make working with a mixed team across multiple sites effective. Off site and remote working can be accommodated, however due to security considerations this would need to be discussed. Travel to regional sites to be agreed, expenses incurred from travel outside of the M25/Greater London will be subject to Home Office Travel and Subsistence Policy.
Security clearance
All staff must be SC cleared. We will ask bidders for details of key personnel, if successful the bidder will be asked for confirmation of security clearance or we will initiate clearance process.

Additional information

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.

Essential skills and experience
  • Have a demonstrable understanding of ISO 8000-1 and its components – 11%
  • Have demonstrable experience of data elements including profiling, quality rules definition and automation, data quality matching principles and rules - 11%
  • Demonstrable experience of delivering analytical solutions to solve data quality issues - 11%.
  • Demonstrable experience of root cause analysis and permanent solution implementation – 9%.
  • Demonstrable experience of working closely with different data groups within government departments – 5%.
  • Demonstrable experience of creating MI reporting and metrics driven business models – 5%.
  • Demonstrable experience of establishing new governance regimes for business units within government departments – 4%.
  • Demonstrable experience of the capability to quickly work within a new complex environment – 4%.
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • BCS or ISEB Diploma in Business Analysis
  • Understand the environment for change including internal and external drivers

How suppliers will be evaluated

How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
  • Work as one team with our organisation and other suppliers – 3%.
  • Transparent and collaborative when making decisions – 4%.
  • Development of people through knowledge sharing and mentoring – 3%.
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. Is this role within IR35?
We don't yet know the IR35 status of this role. The IR35 status will depend on information the preferred supplier must provide before a contract can be awarded.
2. Is there an expected headcount for the team?
The Team will consist of four people Product Manager, Lead BA & 2 BA Resources
3. Will you be requiring the specialist's CV at this point?
No. CV's will be requested once short-listing has been completed
4. What is the expected timescale for the proof of concept? and would an initial SOW be for just that period of time?
The Initial POC has been completed, the follow up work will be a number of Alphas and Betas that will be defined as the project progresses the initial SOW will be reviewed after the initial 9 months
5. Can you confirm if you will consider candidates who are willing to undergo Security Clearance?
6. Both roles seem to be the same so the question is if we put someone up for the 014 role will they be considered for the 14A role or do we submit the same person for both?
You have to submit the same or different candidates for both. These are separate procurements
7. The supplier is expected to construct a feature team made of up of the specialist skills required to deliver the outcomes." Are you looking for 1 specialist initially and the team will be built up around that specialist
The Home Office are looking for 2 business analyst to undertake analytical work on the data that the Home Office holds.
8. Have you put this role, through the HMRC Tool for Determination yet ? the "Off Payroll" legislation is not about the person, it's about the position / role and it is up to you as the client to decide on the “status” of the role, regardless of supplier.
It is up to the candidate to answer the questions asked in the HMRC to determine their status
9. Can this project become an outcome project?
Yes- this is an outcome project
10. In relation to the answer to question 8, may we refer you to the following .Gov.UK link and this part of the guidance "How the reform works in practice ***The responsibility for deciding if the legislation should be applied, shifts from the worker’s intermediary to the public authority the worker is supplying their services to***" So please can you let us know if the legislation applies
The IR35 status will be determined by the Home Office using the HMRC assessment tool based answers supplied by the winning bidder.
11. If we are unable to find candidates with demonstrable understanding of ISO 8000-1, will you consider candidates with ISO 8000 instead?