Awarded to Syrosand Consulting

Start date: Friday 25 August 2017
Value: £376,000
Company size: SME
Home Office

DAC-030 - C8367 NGDA Product Manager

4 Incomplete applications

4 SME, 0 large

3 Completed applications

2 SME, 1 large

Important dates

Published
Wednesday 26 July 2017
Deadline for asking questions
Friday 28 July 2017 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Wednesday 2 August 2017 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Specialist role
Product manager
Summary of the work
The project is providing analytic processing on data arriving within a window of opportunity in order to support Border Force business needs. Specifically, to analyse the data for subjects (both people and goods) approaching the UK border and provide staff with analytics driven insights to allow intervention where necessary
Latest start date
Friday 25 August 2017
Expected contract length
24 Months
Location
London
Organisation the work is for
Home Office
Maximum day rate
£800

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
A mixed team of civil servants and suppliers of business development services which will include data scientists, data engineers, architects. There will be close working with Product Owners and subject matter experts from the business.
What the specialist will work on
Delivery of a number of operational trials that if successful, and provides the required level of benefits will proceed to full implementation using the analysis of data for goods and people, which is on the whole, currently a manual process. The delivery of a data analytics capability to Border Force will enhance their ability to identify targets that produce a positive result, in terms of detection and intervention

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Based in Croydon with some travel to headquarters in central London and various stakeholder teams in the UK
Working arrangements
The supplier is expected supply a resource to work within an agile team. We expect the supplier to be flexible. 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
CV will be requested after short-listing responses

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
  • Experience working with the Agile Manifesto and act as a champion for working with agility 10%
  • Experience working on problem statements and working with a multidisciplinary team to validate the problem, refining it and narrowing its focus until it becomes feasible and valuable to solve 15%
  • In depth knowledge of machine learning and big data, including graph databases such as Neo4J 10%
  • Demonstrable knowledge of Data stream automation, such as NIFI with data stream processing such as Spark 10%
  • Demonstrable experience of Probabilistic Matching, specifically IBM Big Match 10%
  • Systems messaging technology such as Kafka 5%
  • Data Science model building using Python 5%
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Experience of prioritising spend based on return on investment and support to the creation/development of a business case
  • Exposure or understanding of the Pragmatic Marketing Product Management Framework

How suppliers will be evaluated

How many specialists to evaluate
3
Cultural fit criteria
  • Ensure an in-depth and evolving understanding of the broad range of customer requirements is embedded in the team 3%
  • Determine and drive customer service outcomes and work across the department to ensure delivery of professional excellence and expertise to customers 2%
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

65%

Cultural fit

5%

Price

30%

Questions asked by suppliers

1. Just to clarify, are you willing to put candidates through the vetting process or would they need to already have current SC 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 Home Office will initiate clearance process.
2. IR35?
If you are asking the question relating to 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.
3. 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
Yes
4. Will you sponsor SC clearance
Yes
5. Can a candidate with DV clearance be considered for this role
Yes
6. What is the lead time for feedback once the application is submitted?
5 days after the closing date
7. Can more than one candidate per supplier be submitted for this role
No
8. Any chances of change in start date as the latest date mentioned is Friday 25 August 2017
No, this is the latest known start date, but is dependent on the candidate having SC clearance in place.
9. What are the other expenses which will be paid
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.
10. Any specific format (pdf,doc) in which CVs to be sent later
PDF Format. Details for CV formatting will be sent to suppliers which are successfully short-listed.
11. Is occasional remote working allowed?
Only by agreement
12. What is the total number for positions open for this role
One
13. Is there any travel involved in this role and will the travel expenses be paid ?
There may be occasional travel. 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.
14. Is the rate inclusive or exclusive of VAT?
Exclusive of VAT
15. Would you consider work permit holders (e.g. Tier 2 General Visa) and EU passport holders for this role?
Yes, but will be subject to the SC Clearance assessment.