Environment Agency - Flood and Coastal Risk Management

Creating Asset Management Capacity (CAMC) - AIMS (Asset Info Management System) Upgrade IT

Incomplete applications

7
Incomplete applications
6 SME, 1 large

Completed applications

6
Completed applications
4 SME, 2 large
Important dates
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Published Friday 24 November 2017
Deadline for asking questions Friday 1 December 2017 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Friday 8 December 2017 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Overview
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Specialist role Business analyst
Summary of the work We require a Data Architect/Analyst (as distinct from a Business Analyst) to:
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.
Latest start date Monday 18 December 2017
Expected contract length 3 months
Location South East England
Organisation the work is for Environment Agency - Flood and Coastal Risk Management
Maximum day rate Maximum day rate £600 (ex VAT, excludes expenses).

Reasonable (and prior-agreed) travel to other Agency offices will be paid

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 data architects and business analysts as part of an established programme.
What the specialist will work on Working towards a major upgrade of one of our key Operational Management Asset systems:
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

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 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 information
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Additional terms and conditions Outside of IR35

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. Can you please confirm whether this would be 3 days per week in Bristol AND 2 days per week in London OR 3 Days per week across both locations? M4 corridor based, with at least 3 days in one of our offices in Bristol, Reading or London
2. Will travel expenses to London to covered by the Environment Agency or will the contractor have to pay for them? Reasonable train travel expenses will be paid, in agreement with the supplier
3. Can the contractor's main based be either Bristol or Reading? Yes