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Important dates
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Published Tuesday 28 November 2017
Deadline for asking questions Thursday 30 November 2017 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Tuesday 5 December 2017 at 11:59pm GMT


Opportunity attribute name Opportunity attribute value
Specialist role Technical Architect
Summary of the work Business Architects will use their professional skills to:
Map out our target design including strategy, policy and technology alignment
Develop other artefacts
Take a holistic view of IE in order to map target designs avoiding silo’d solutions, drawing out and informing our transformation opportunities and aligning to our business architecture.
Latest start date Sunday 31 December 2017
Expected contract length 6 months with the opportunity to extend for a further 6 months to a max 2 years
Location London
Organisation the work is for Home Office
Maximum day rate £400 to £550

About the work

About the work
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Early market engagement N/A
Who the specialist will work with The Immigration Enforcement design team, the 11 IE Transformation Programmes/projects and enabler programmes including technology and policy and other .
What the specialist will work on Scope, includes but not limited:
Supporting architecture activities in large scale transformation programme, leading to established Business Design Service.
Outputs, Delivery of blueprint views of IE services. Identifying, evaluating demand from business.Policy to transform IE. Advising stakeholders leading to improvements and transformation inservice delivery. Ensure recommendations taken through governance structures, approved and delivered.Lead and complete specific views/artefacts of the Business Architecture model responding to transformation initiatives

Alignment of analysis activities to the business architecture meta model and wider work programme.
Adherence, agreeing standards, principles.
Business Architecture, Design embedded into IE governance. Delivery to time and quality.
Knowledge transfer to employees.

Work setup

Work setup
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Address where the work will take place Main location for the work will be Croydon with occasional other locations such as central London or other regional Immigration Enforcement offices.
Working arrangements We expect the supplier to be flexible to our needs and be able to 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.
Expenses will not be payable for travel to sites within the M25; expenses incurred from travel outside of the M25/Greater London will be subject to Home Office Travel and Subsistence Policy; expenses for travel to regional sites to be agreed
Security clearance Minimum CTC.
Individuals who are non-British/EEA nationals must either be in possession of leave to remain with no restrictions on their time to live/work in UK or their leave to remain must be valid for the duration and permit work this capacity.
HO will arrange CTC if not already held.

Additional information

Additional information
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Additional terms and conditions Liability insurance – minimum level of cover £5, 000, 000
Professional indemnity – minimum level of cover £1, 000, 000.

Must adhere to the Civil Service conduct and guidance and comply with the provisions of the Official Secrets Act 1911 to 1989.

Termination period in respect of failure to deliver will be 7 days’ notice.

Outside 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
  • • Demonstrate a track record in mapping, developing and improving end-to-end processes. 6%
  • • Demonstrate the ability to use and have had experience using common business centric process mapping techniques and languages. 6%
  • • Demonstrate familiarity with Business Architecture concepts including Motivational Modelling, Value Stream Mapping and Capability Modelling. 5%
  • • Give 2 or more examples of working in a range of project delivery environments, with targets set and reviewed on a weekly basis. 6%
  • • Provide examples of ability to work with senior stakeholders to secure access to interviewees in their working environment. 4%
  • • Provide examples of effective workshop set up, facilitation and execution. 4%
  • • Explain how domain expertise can be developed quickly. 3%
  • • Provide 2 examples of interpersonal and influencing skills. 3%
  • • Provide 2 or more examples of the ability to think creatively and the ability to articulate innovative ideas to solving complex business problems. 4%
  • Explain how information can be evaluated and presented in such a way that is easily understood by the target audience, including through written and oral communication. 4%
  • • Minimum 2examples of the ability to own issues and drive to resolution, showing how direction to inform sound business decisions based on business priority and technical feasibility was given4%
  • • Give 2 or more examples of actively contributing to the project management community of practice. 3%
  • Give 2 or more examples of the ability to identify and raise project dependencies, whilst working in a wider team with multiple projects in-flight. 3%
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • • Prior experience of working in central government and/or law enforcement. 2%
  • Previous experience using Enterprise Modelling tools. 3%

How suppliers will be evaluated

How suppliers will be evaluated
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How many specialists to evaluate 8
Cultural fit criteria
  • Examples of demonstrating responsibility (leadership, serving your team, provide solutions to problems, engage in external/internal environments, seek best for the organisation beyond your team) with appropriate and professional manner.3%
  • Give examples of the commitment to ensuring a team understands the user need over simply delivering work, whilst recognising wider demands and influences on delivery. 2%
  • • Give examples of working transparently and collaboratively when making decisions and recommendations. 2%
  • • Give examples of the ability to transfer skills and knowledge to relevant Immigration Enforcement staff. 3%
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Reference
  • Interview
  • Scenario or test
  • Presentation
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




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