Environment Agency - Flood and Coastal Risk Management

Creating Asset Management Capacity (CAMC) for continuous improvements and future development

Incomplete applications

5
Incomplete applications
3 SME, 2 large

Completed applications

6
Completed applications
5 SME, 1 large
Important dates
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Published Tuesday 3 October 2017
Deadline for asking questions Thursday 5 October 2017 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Tuesday 10 October 2017 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Overview
Opportunity attribute name Opportunity attribute value
Specialist role Business analyst
Summary of the work 1. Review business needs for asset data, 2. Map detailed data flows, 3. Identify problem areas, 4. Identify areas for improvements, 5. Prepare and deliver data flow maps and 6. Advise and guide teams delivering IT solutions about data/information and related issues.
Latest start date Monday 6 November 2017
Expected contract length 4 months
Location South East England
Organisation the work is for Environment Agency - Flood and Coastal Risk Management
Maximum day rate Maximum day rate £600 (excludes expenses).

About the work

About the work
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Early market engagement Limited early market engagement carried out to confirm and refine the scope of work.
Who the specialist will work with You will work with business analysts and solutions architects as part of an established programme.
What the specialist will work on 1. Review business needs for asset data, 2. Map detailed data flows, 3. Identify problem areas, 4. Identify areas for improvements, 5. Prepare and deliver data flow maps and 6. Advise and guide teams delivering IT solutions about data/information and related issues.

Work setup

Work setup
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Address where the work will take place Mainly Bristol (BS1) with some visits to central London (SW1P).
Working arrangements The requirement is to work in Bristol/Reading/London 3 days/week for 4 months. Some remote working will be possible.
Security clearance None needed

Additional information

Additional information
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Additional terms and conditions None

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
  • • Wide knowledge of data related issues, spatial and non-spatial data
  • • Asset management processes in the environmental sector
  • • Developing and applying data standards
  • • Using Sparks enterprise software package (EA standard).
  • • Using conceptual high-level data flow maps
  • • Developing, updating and quality assuring detailed data flow maps
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • • Experience of linked data solutions in the public sector
  • • Asset management in the utilities and infrastructure sectors.

How suppliers will be evaluated

How suppliers will be evaluated
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How many specialists to evaluate 3
Cultural fit criteria
  • • Work as part of a wider multi-disciplinary teams
  • • Be transparent and collaborative when making decisions.
  • • Take responsibility for their work
  • • Be comfortable influencing and persuading others
  • • Care about the detail and getting things right
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Reference
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

40%

Cultural fit

10%

Price

50%

Questions asked by suppliers

Questions asked by suppliers
Supplier question Buyer answer
1. Please could you advise IR35 status of the role The role is outside IR35
2. What is the lead time for feedback once the application is submitted? Supplier responses will be evaluated w/c 16th October with an aim to let all suppliers know the outcome by Fri 19th October (although we would expect to achieve this earlier in the week).
3. Any chances of change in start date as the latest date mentioned is Monday 6 November 2017 We need someone in place on 6th November
4. What are the other expenses which will be paid Reasonable travel expenses will be paid when visiting EA offices, e.g. train fares. This will depend where the successful supplier is based and will be by prior agreement only.
5. What are the exact work locations the main locations are Bristol (Horizon House, Deanery Road, Bristol, BS1 5AH) and London (Nobel House, London). Visits may be required to other EA offices and city centre locations in the course of carrying out the work.
6. Any specific format(pdf,doc) in which CVs to be sent later No specific format, any issues we will contact.
7. Is occasional remote working allowed Yes
8. Is there any travel involved in this role and will the travel expenses be paid Yes, and reasonable travel expenses will be paid, by agreement
9. Is the rate inclusive or exclusive of VAT? ex VAT
10. What technologies will the consultant work on or should have experience with , please give detail The consultant will work with Sparx Enterprise Architect Corporate as well as the MS Office suite of products. A good understanding of GIS and Asset Management technologies would be beneficial
11. Would you consider work permit holders (e.g. Tier 2 General Visa) and EU passport holders for this role Yes