Awarded to Digital Skills Ltd

Start date: Monday 16 October 2017
Value: £160,000
Company size: SME
Home Office OSCT IT

Home Office OSCT IT Business Analyst

5 Incomplete applications

3 SME, 2 large

20 Completed applications

17 SME, 3 large

Important dates

Tuesday 26 September 2017
Deadline for asking questions
Thursday 28 September 2017 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Tuesday 3 October 2017 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Business analyst
Summary of the work
As part of a transformation programme of activity, working with a key business area within the HO to understand their services and business processes, and to identify transformational opportunities within them. As part of this, to provide business analyst support to a small number of projects delivering early transformational activity.
Latest start date
Friday 6 October 2017
Expected contract length
15 months
Organisation the work is for
Home Office OSCT IT
Maximum day rate
£600 for an exceptional candidate.

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
Lead Business Analyst, change portfolio team, wider transformation programme and business stakeholders
What the specialist will work on
We require a BA who can work with a key business area within HO, including policy and operational responsibilities, to achieve a deep understanding of their internal, user-facing services as part of a business transformation programme. Your primary interest will be on the IT aspects of their activity and in particular the migration of users from one system to another. Involves working with business users, managers and senior stakeholders to understand and map their processes, defining requirements, identifying information and data dependencies at each stage and coordinating this work with that of other BAs and the wider project/ programme teams.

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
2 Marsham Street London SW1P 4DF. Travel to other sites may be required.
Working arrangements
Full time Office Hours with some travel for engagement meetings in the UK. T&S will not be payable for travel to sites within the M25. Travel outside of the M25 will be subject to HO T&S policy
Security clearance
SC or ability to be cleared to SC level. Please note that this is a secure area and work cannot commence until clearance is achieved.

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
  • Must hold at least one of the following professional qualifications: IIBA Level 3 – CBAP BCS Advanced Diploma in Business Analysis BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis
  • 2+ years’ prior experience of BPMN process mapping and process re-engineering.
  • Experience of defining detailed transitional requirements addressing business critical data dependencies supporting in-flight users migrating from one system to another.
  • Experience of working in a range of project delivery environments, with targets set and reviewed on a weekly basis.
  • The people skills to work with senior stakeholders to secure access to interviewees in their working environment.
  • Strong workshop facilitation skills.
  • Ability to develop domain expertise quickly.
  • Excellent interpersonal and influencing skills and a positive approach.
  • Ability to think creatively and articulate innovative ideas to solving complex business problems
  • Ability to evaluate information and present it, both written and oral, in a way that is easily understood by the target audience.
  • Ability to own issues and drive them to resolution by providing direction to inform sound business decisions based on business priority and technical feasibility.
  • Ability to identify and raise project dependencies, whilst working in a wider team with multiple projects in-flight
  • Actively contribute to the business analysis community of practice.
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Offer wider team support through sharing of professional expertise
  • Experience of SharePoint 2013
  • Experience of business process change associated with the introduction of increased mobile and digital capabilities.

How suppliers will be evaluated

How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
  • Demonstrate commitment to excellence and improvement, for example through seeking actionable feedback and setting targets.
  • Show a commitment to ensuring a team understands the user need over simply delivering work, whilst recognising wider demands and influences on delivery.
  • Transparent and collaborative when making decisions and recommendations.
  • Have a no-blame culture and encourage people to learn from their mistakes.
  • Demonstrate vulnerability (for example, declare uncertainty, fear, recognise mistakes, apologise, and acknowledge weaknesses).
  • Demonstrate responsibility (eg. act like a leader, serve your team, provide solutions, engage in external/internal environments, seek the best for the whole organisation in an appropriate and professional manner.)
  • Demonstrate simplicity (for example, take simple steps to goals, do less but better, mitigate failures, talk straight with respect).
  • Demonstrate excellence (for example, seek actionable feedback, set challenging targets, know users, deliver cost effective high level customer satisfaction).
  • Demonstrate enthusiasm (for example, bring whole self to work, celebrate success, share passion and energy with others, optimistic, and be positive).
  • Demonstrate courage (for example, express controversial views, confront reality, make tough decisions, question actions inconsistent with group behaviours, candid about progress/estimates) in an appropriate and professional manner.
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.
2. What is the lead time for feedback once the application is submitted?
Feedback for those that aren't short-listed will be provided within a week to 10 days of the response deadline.
3. Will this role be within IR35?
At this time the role has been deemed as outside of IR35 however, in the event that the features of the engagement change, a further assessment will be made which could change the determination.
4. Any chances of change in start date as the latest date mentioned is Friday 6 October 2017
Apologies - this should read 6th November
5. What are the other expenses which will be paid?
If travel is required to sites outside the M25, expenses may be payable, subject to the Home Office Travel and Subsistence policy
6. What are the exact work locations?
2 Marsham Street, London SW1P 4DF
7. Any specific format(pdf,doc) in which CVs to be sent later
Word doc or pdf is preferred
8. Is occasional remote working allowed?
9. Is there any travel involved in this role and will the travel expenses be paid ?
None is envisaged, and if it is required it will be covered in line with HO policy
10. Is the rate inclusive or exclusive of VAT?
The rate is exclusive of VAT
11. Will you consider any other certifications other than three mentioned in job description?
12. Would you consider candidate who has experience with SharePoint 2010?
Yes, if they meet all essential criteria
13. You have suggested that as part of the 'Cultural fit' criteria the successful candidate will be expected to "bring whole self to work". What does this mean?
When you bring you whole self to work, this includes your diversity of perspectives, passions and new ideas.
14. Would you consider a candidate who is on spouse visa or dependent visa?
We will consider candidates that meet the clearance criteria ( )