Awarded to the ID Crowd

Start date: Monday 16 October 2017
Value: £53,550
Company size: SME
Government Digital Service

WP1447 Specialist Identity Consultant

3 Incomplete applications

3 SME, 0 large

3 Completed applications

1 SME, 2 large

Important dates

Friday 25 August 2017
Deadline for asking questions
Tuesday 29 August 2017 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Friday 1 September 2017 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Business analyst
Summary of the work
Analyse potential concepts for supported verification and advise on any issues, risks and constraints that may impede successful delivery. Support the creation of a framework for performing benefits analysis of possible new data sources and the development of a biographic matching straregy.
Latest start date
Monday 23 October 2017
Expected contract length
3 Months
Organisation the work is for
Government Digital Service
Maximum day rate

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
The successful candidate will be working with the Standards, Risk and Assurance team as well as the IDP Engagement/Assurance team. Additionally working with the Verify Leadership team.
What the specialist will work on
Identity Proofing and Verification gating including surgeries, reviewing proposals and reporting deficiencies in compliance with the GOV.UK Verify (“Verify”) specification and contractual requirements.
Providing expert advice to Verify and suppliers on potential methods, and technology that could support growth and use of Verify, including creating a framework to establish the value of new and existing datasets. Advising on matching strategies to improve performance of Verify.
Providing expert advice on service design for government services onboarding to Verify, including migration strategies for legacy solutions.
Defining service delivery requirements for hubs including technical review and gating.

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Government Digital Service, The White Chapel Building, 10 Whitechapel High Street, London, E1 8QS
Working arrangements
The intermediaries legislation doesn't apply to this engagement: this is out of scope for IR35. Depending on the workload, the resource will be expected to work up to 5 days a week. This will vary depending on the business needs of the programme with onsite face-to-face meetings as required. Expected to use conference capabilities, google hangouts, email and other channels to keep in contact with the team when working remotely.
Security clearance
Security Clearance (SC)

Additional information

Additional terms and conditions
Cabinet Office (CO) Travel and Subsistence (T&S) Policy will apply. All expenses must be pre-agreed with between the parties and must comply with the CO T&S Policy.

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
  • 5 years experience of working with companies to deliver new capabililities in the field of digital identity
  • 5 years experience of legacy authentication platforms and how to migrate into Verify
  • Knowledge of how to measure the reach and impact of candidate new data sources for verifying identities
  • 3 years experience of understanding and defining identity proofing and verification
  • 5 years experience of defining matching datasets
  • Experience of writing and defining service delivery requirements
  • Understanding of private sector sources of high quality identity data and their commodification for verification purposes
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Experience of contract management
  • Knowledge of technical limitations of providers of identity
  • Experience of managing Government Projects
  • Product Management experience

How suppliers will be evaluated

How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
  • Commitment to excellence
  • Flexible working
  • Agile and Lean 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.
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. 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
It is preferred that the candidate already has SC clearance. If not currently held, the candidate must be willing to undertake the SC clearance process. This DOS requirement made it clear that SC clearance is required then suppliers are required to pay and arrange for that security clearance themselves to become eligible and compliant to perform the contract. We can however arrange for special dispensation to allow suppliers to begin their contract and allow them onsite whilst the security process is underway. A caveat to this is that the suppliers contract would be terminated if SC clearance was not granted.
2. What is the lead time for feedback once the application is submitted?
Unsuccessful applicants will be automatically told by the Digital Marketplace.
We aim to shortlist successful suppliers within ten days from the day after the closing date, then we will inform those that are being taken to the next stage and those that are unsuccessful will receive feedback which should help them with future applications.
Futher guidance is at
3. Any chances of change in the start date as the latest date mentioned 23rd October 2017
No. We need to adhere to the latest start date that was published.
4. Any specific format(pdf,doc) in which CVs to be sent later?
If your submitted specialist is shortlisted, we would ask for a completed Work History. This should read like a tailored CV.
Templates are here:
5. Is the rate inclusive or exclusive of VAT?
The rate is exclusive of VAT