Awarded to JRM CONSULT

Start date: Tuesday 2 January 2018
Value: £50,000
Company size: SME
Environment Agency - Flood and Coastal Risk Management

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

5 Incomplete applications

5 SME, 0 large

8 Completed applications

6 SME, 2 large

Important dates

Friday 17 November 2017
Deadline for asking questions
Friday 24 November 2017 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Friday 1 December 2017 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Business analyst
Summary of the work
1. Review, map existing data structures
2. Document user needs
3. Review existing and planned data standards
4. Build knowledge of the existing logic structure for data
5. Rationalise and design a new/revised data architecture.
Main deliverables - report and logical data models describing a target data architecture for AM.
Latest start date
Monday 18 December 2017
Expected contract length
3 months
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

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 data architects and business analysts as part of an established programme.
What the specialist will work on
An earlier study set out recommendations for addressing root cause and underlying detailed data issues which would give immediate benefits. These are being built into existing projects and developments. The study also recommended that the next level of detail be added to the target data architecture which includes the following activities:

1. Review and map existing data structures
2. Understand and document user needs
3. Review existing and planned data standards
4. Build a knowledge of the existing logic structure for data
5. Rationalise and design a new/revised data architecture.

Work setup

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 3 days/week, with the balance of time in London up to March-end. Some remote working will be possible.
Security clearance
None needed

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
  • • 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 many specialists to evaluate
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


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. Please could you advise IR35 status of the role?
Outside of IR35
2. What recruitment measures have already been taken with this role?
This is a new role and requirement, not previously advertised.
3. Is there a contractor already in place?
This is a new role, the post is not currently filled.
4. What is the lead time for feedback once the application is submitted?
Supplier responses will be evaluated/shortlisted w/c 4 Dec with an aim to let all suppliers know the outcome by 5th December. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for invitation to face-to-face interview w/c 11th Dec.
5. Any chances of change in start date as the latest date mentioned is Monday 18 December 2017
Ideally we would like to have the successful candidate start before Christmas. We would consider a more flexible start date (e.g. w/c 8th Jan) for the right candidate.
6. What are the other expenses which will be paid?
Reasonable travel 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.
7. The role title indicates Business Analyst, the description Data Analyst, can you confirm the role?
We are constrained with generic titles in the Digital Marketplace process. The role is for a Data Analyst.
8. Any specific format(pdf,doc) in which CVs to be sent later
If further information is required, either format (pdf,doc) is acceptable
9. 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.
10. Is the rate inclusive or exclusive of VAT?
Max day rate is exclusive of VAT
11. Would you consider work permit holders (e.g. Tier 2 General Visa) and EU passport holders for this role ?
12. What is the likelihood of the role extending beyond the 3 months?