The Pensions Regulaor

TPR-907-A: Data Specialist #2

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Important dates
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Published Thursday 20 July 2017
Deadline for asking questions Thursday 27 July 2017 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Thursday 3 August 2017 at 11:59pm GMT


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Summary of the work Data science/visualisation
Design solutions defining dataquality issues & embed solutions, testing solutions & outputs
Considering business objectives align data to new business OM, creating innovative applicable solutions, embed data into normal running.
Migration of data warehouse using WhereScape, application of metadata, develop data governance tools advise on Hadoop Ecosystem theory.
Latest start date Friday 15 September 2017
Expected contract length Initial term to 31 March 2018, option to extended by a period or periods up to 18 months.
Location South East England
Organisation the work is for The Pensions Regulaor
Budget range The maximum day rate TPR will accept is £325 plus vat.

The day rate is including all expenses, TPR will not pay expenses for working at the base location.

The base location being Napier House, Brighton.

About the work

About the work
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Why the work is being done TPR are seeking a Data Specialist that is required to work on the organisational transformation programme as TPR moves from a system based data approach to a data warehouse solution, to support new data driven business objectives.

The specialist will address issues of data quality, incorporating data in business as usual solution, automation of business practices to enhance efficiency, Data science and data visualisation.
Problem to be solved Internal issues regarding data quality.
Incorporating data in to business as usual solution
Atomisation of business practices to enhance efficiency.
Data management , migration of date between systems
Who the users are and what they need to do The users are the internal business users that need to be able to have access to integrated data so they can be assured of the efficiency and performance of the operation, to use data to drive business decisions and advise senior stakeholders on strategic interventions.
Early market engagement
Any work that’s already been done
Existing team The supplier will be required to work with the Regulators' Data team and Technology and Change Services (IT) teams.

Who work together with wider business areas regards data requirements.

The data team has six members of staff including the Head of Data.

The Supplier may be required to work with other internal teams as directed.
Current phase Discovery

Work setup

Work setup
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Address where the work will take place The Pensions Regulator
Napier House
Trafalgar Place
Working arrangements Our normal office hours are Monday to Friday as directed and based in Brighton.

Specialists will be required on site five days a week.

Flexible working is an option and will be agreed subject to business need.

Specialist is required to participate in meetings as required, both internally and externally, and locations other then the base location, as directed.
Security clearance

Additional information

Additional information
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Additional terms and conditions TPR Data must only be stored and accessed from TPR issued devises.
No TPR data must leave the EEA.

TPR reserves the right to request the removal and or replacement of any Suppliers specialist allocated to the contract, without cause or reason and at no additional cost to TPR.

The Supplier staff will be required to sign and follow the Regulators code of conduct.

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 design solutions to defined data quality issues
  • Embed solutions into systems, testing solutions and data outputs
  • Align data to new business operational models, creating innovative and applicable solutions to embed data into the data to day running of the business
  • Migration of data from systems into data warehouse using WhereScape, the application of metadata, development of data governance tools.
  • • Provide training
  • • General data management as systems require and advise on Hadoop Ecosystem theory
  • • Experience of Birst
  • • Programming on SQL
  • • Data management capability ETL, cleansing, data munging, data wrangling
  • • Python
  • • Data Modelling
  • • Used WhereScape
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Experience of dashboard design
  • data validation using Birst or similar tools.

How suppliers will be evaluated

How suppliers will be evaluated
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How many suppliers to evaluate 5
Proposal criteria
  • Work as a team with our organisation and other suppliers-
  • Transparent and collaborative when making decisions-
  • Have a no-blame culture and encourage people to learn from their mistakes
  • Approach and methodology
  • Value for money
Cultural fit criteria
  • Demonstrate application of knowledge
  • Expertise and experience in a live communication situation
  • Demonstrate confidence that they are able to deliver the requirements
Payment approach Time and materials
Assessment methods
  • Written proposal
  • Case study
  • Work history
  • Reference
  • Presentation
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

Questions asked by suppliers
Supplier question Buyer answer
1. Question Received 26/7/17 - Can you please confirm if there is any travel required for this role and if you will cover the expenses to other locations except the base location, if the role is outside of IR35 and if there is any chance you can increase the budget as the rate is very low? We do not expect travel for this role, which will be based on Brighton. If the specialist was required to attend an external (TPR) meeting then we would paid reasonable travel expenses in line with the TPR travel policy. we are also offering the option of remote working, subject to business needs within the office.

We are unable to increase the budget.
Kind regards