Awarded to Blue Pelican Ltd

Start date: Monday 27 November 2017
Value: £71,500
Company size: SME
Home Office

Data Strategy Delivery project

7 Incomplete applications

7 SME, 0 large

30 Completed applications

27 SME, 3 large

Important dates

Thursday 19 October 2017
Deadline for asking questions
Monday 23 October 2017 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Thursday 26 October 2017 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Business analyst
Summary of the work
Develop user needs across several different products and establish milestones and critical path for delivery of Ministerial Data Strategy. This will include working across wider CPFG to explore and codify system requirements for commissioning analytics on vulnerable cohorts.
Latest start date
Friday 8 December 2017
Expected contract length
6 months
Organisation the work is for
Home Office
Maximum day rate

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
The Business Analyst will report to Head of Data and work with the wider policy and project delivery team.
What the specialist will work on
Working for the Ministerial Data Strategy program

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Main location for the work will be at 2 Marsham Street, London SW1 4DF, with occasional other locations being central London and Croydon. Remote working may be available where appropriate.
Working arrangements
The supplier is expected supply a resource working within a feature team made of up of the specialist skills required to deliver the outcomes. We expect the supplier to be flexible to our needs and can make working with a mixed team across multiple sites effective. 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
SC clearance is required for this project. The successful bidder will be asked for confirmation of security clearance or we will initiate clearance process where necessary.

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
  • Demonstrable experience of the BA role working within fast paced, agile and waterfall project delivery methodologies and in the application of GDS services standards to digital delivery
  • Proven expertise and experience of analysing, defining and articulating complex problems clearly across strategic, business, systems, process and data areas of work
  • Demonstrable capability to develop stories and epics to a high quality standard that can be used by developer
  • Demonstrable expertise of process modelling, gap analysis and requirements engineering (within agile frameworks) and the delivery of appropriate artefacts to progress development, achieve business objectives and TOMs
  • Strong stakeholder relationship/management skills, demonstrating significant success in facilitating collaboration, influencing, communicating and negotiating at all levels Operational and Supplier, with the ability to resolve potential conflicts early
  • Significant expertise and experience of undertaking options identification, analysis, evaluation and recommendation to enable informed strategic and delivery decisions
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Proven expertise and experience of articulating business and user needs for data analytics within the public sector
  • Demonstrable understanding, expertise and experience of working within Government departments, the general business operations, data, organisational structures, systems and processes
  • Demonstrable experience of positively engaging and influencing senior stakeholder managers at a strategic level within Government departments

How suppliers will be evaluated

How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
• Collaborative approach to delivery- and used to operating with a flat team hierarchy
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. Does the Maximum day rate of £700 include our fee and VAT?
The maximum day rate includes any agency fee but excludes VAT
2. Would you be willing to security clear the successful candidate if they do not currently hold SC clearance?
The role requires that the person undertaking it is security cleared to SC. If the best candidate does not have the necessary security clearance then the Home Office will sponsor them to obtain the necessary security clearance.
3. Is this engagement inside or outside of IR35
This role is outside of IR35
4. For a candidate who is available immediately, how soon could they potentially start?
The earliest possible stat would be 13th November 2017, This is dependant upon any delaysin the selcetion process such as availablity of relevant parties at the interview stage.
5. Is occasional remote working allowed?
Yes. We expect the supplier to be flexible to our needs but off site and remote working can be accommodated, however due to security considerations this would need to be discussed.
6. Is there any travel involved in this role and will the travel expenses be paid ?
The advert states that the work locations are primarily Marsham Street with occasional work from other central London locations and Croydon. There may be some travel to regions outside of the M25 in which case expenses incurred will be paid in line with Home Office Travel and Subsistence Policy.
7. Any specific format (pdf,doc) in which CVs to be sent later?
CV’s should be submitted in PDF format.
8. What are the other expenses which will be paid?
Expenses incurred from travel outside of the M25/Greater London will be paid in line with Home Office Travel and Subsistence Policy.
9. Would you consider work permit holders (e.g. Tier 2 General Visa) and EU passport holders for this role ?
Provided the permit holder / EU passport holder can satisfy the Security Clearance requirements, they will be accepted.