Home Office

DAC 40 - C8887 - Interaction Designer

Incomplete applications

8
Incomplete applications
6 SME, 2 large

Completed applications

13
Completed applications
11 SME, 2 large
Important dates
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Published Monday 25 September 2017
Deadline for asking questions Wednesday 27 September 2017 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Monday 2 October 2017 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Overview
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Specialist role Designer
Summary of the work To work in the data analytics competency centre on a number of products providing services to the Home Office customers. The Interaction Designer will form part of a core product team, primarily working on Search products.
Latest start date Saturday 28 October 2017
Expected contract length 6 Months with the opportunity to extend for a further period up to a maximum of 6 months.
Location London
Organisation the work is for Home Office
Maximum day rate £650

About the work

About the work
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Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with A multi-disciplinary agile team including UR, front-end developer, back-end developer, content designer, dev ops, infrastructure, architecture, product manager and application manager.
What the specialist will work on • Develop wireframes & prototypes for new Search features driven by user research
• Support evaluative research to test designs
• Design solutions for the following (not exhaustive);
o In tool collaboration
o Add new icons to cover new data types
o Accessibility improvements (tab ordering, use of colour etc)
o Enhancements to network view which allow user to better customise
o New web browser optimisation
o Integration of two search tools; one optimised for structured data the other for unstructured
• Test integration solutions with users

Work setup

Work setup
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Address where the work will take place Based in Croydon with occasional travel to headquarters in central London and various stakeholder teams in the UK.
Working arrangements 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 information
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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.

Skills and experience
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Essential skills and experience
  • Provide evidence of where you have successfully used sketching and prototyping on paper and in HTML – 15%
  • Provide evidence of where you have successfully designed accessible, secure, responsive user interfaces – 10%
  • Provide evidence of where you have written copy for user interfaces – 10%
  • Demonstrate a deep understanding of typography 10%
  • Provide evidence of where you have worked in a dynamic agile environment 10%
  • Have the relevant industry experience or a design related degree. 10%
Nice-to-have skills and experience Experience of the Government Digital Service’s Design Principles and Digital Service Standard and its application to internal products and services

How suppliers will be evaluated

How suppliers will be evaluated
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How many specialists to evaluate 3
Cultural fit criteria Experience advocating user-centred design and delivering designs in a technology-lead culture – 5%
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

65%

Cultural fit

5%

Price

30%

Questions asked by suppliers

Questions asked by suppliers
Supplier question Buyer answer
1. Please could you advise IR35 status of the role? This role is considered outside of IR35 legislation, however, it is up to the successful applicant to prove that they are outside of IR35 status as part of the on-boarding process.
2. 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 to both parts of this question
3. What is the lead time for feedback once the application is submitted? We should be able to provide feedback within 10 working days
4. Any chances of change in start date as the latest date mentioned is Saturday 28 October 2017? 27 October 2017
5. 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.
6. What are the exact work locations The main base would be Lunar House Croydon CR9 2BY.
7. Any specific format(pdf,doc) in which CVs to be sent later Word document
8. Is occasional remote working allowed? Yes – specific arrangements to be agreed with the assignment manager
9. Is there any travel involved in this role and will the travel expenses be paid ? Based in Croydon with occasional travel to headquarters in central London and various stakeholder teams in the UK.

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. Is the rate inclusive or exclusive of VAT? Exclusive of VAT
11. Would you consider work permit holders (e.g. Tier 2 General Visa) and EU passport holders for this role ? If the applicant met the Security Clearance requirements they will be considered
12. Who owns the responsibility of determining the IR35 status The applicant