Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA)

Adobe Forms Developer - LiveCycle Designer ES and .XML

Incomplete applications

5
Incomplete applications
5 SME, 0 large

Completed applications

4
Completed applications
3 SME, 1 large
Important dates
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Published Friday 8 December 2017
Deadline for asking questions Tuesday 12 December 2017 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Friday 15 December 2017 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Overview
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Specialist role Developer
Summary of the work MCA Directorate of Safety and Standards (DMSS) have an requirement to maintain vessel Survey and Inspection certification to meet the UKs international obligations. The Eforms Developer will work within the ICT branch to support this work and manage availability and accuracy of content for a range of Agency E forms.
Latest start date Tuesday 2 January 2018
Expected contract length 3 Months with possible extension.
Location South East England
Organisation the work is for Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA)
Maximum day rate

About the work

About the work
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Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with The Eforms Developer will be working with established teams across the Maritime Safety and Standards Directorate (DMSS), with support from ICT Service Delivery and Corporate Business Systems team.
What the specialist will work on The Business Systems Specialist (E Forms) will undertake management of E Forms configuration, change requests, form testing, problems, service levels, performance, availability and recovery for a range of Agency business electronic forms.
Key responsibilities will be to manage availability, accuracy of content and service continuity levels with customers and other departments for a range of Agency E forms using LiveCycle Designer ES and .XML to agreed Service Levels.

Work setup

Work setup
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Address where the work will take place The main location will be MCA HQ in Southampton.
Spring Place,
105 Commercial Road,
Southampton SO15 5HB

Optional remote working once established.
Working arrangements Demand led with optional remote working. Normal office hours are 07:00 - 19:00 on weekdays.
Security clearance

Additional information

Additional information
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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.

Skills and experience
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Essential skills and experience
  • 3+ years of experience of developing Adobe Forms
  • Test driven development experience
  • The ability to work with users to identify and document business requirements.
  • Experience in using Adobe Livecycle Designer ES
  • The ability to pick up new technologies quickly and apply them to business problems
  • Experience in working with a Service Desk and Service Call logging system
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Knowledge of XML
  • Experience of using HEAT service call logging system
  • Knowledge of SQL and databases (Oracle or SQL Server)

How suppliers will be evaluated

How suppliers will be evaluated
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How many specialists to evaluate 3
Cultural fit criteria
  • Work well as part of a team
  • Take responsibility for their work
  • Share knowledge and experience with other team members
  • Good communicator
  • Can work with clients with low technical expertise
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Reference
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

70%

Cultural fit

10%

Price

20%

Questions asked by suppliers

Questions asked by suppliers
Supplier question Buyer answer
1. Does the agency have a budget range or day rate in mind for this requirement? This is open to negotiation, please provide your best quote.
2. Is this role, outside IR35? It is expected that this engagement will be outside IR35; however, the status of each engagement will be assessed individually. It will be the responsibility of the successful applicant to prove that they are outside of IR35 status as part of the on-boarding process
3. Can the agency please confirm if this role is inside or outside of IR35 It is expected that this engagement will be outside IR35; however, the status of each engagement will be assessed individually. It will be the responsibility of the successful applicant to prove that they are outside of IR35 status as part of the on-boarding process
4. 1.any particular security clearance is required for this role ? if yes will you sponsor the security clearance? Only a basic level of Security is required, and this established as part of the on-boarding process.
5. What is the lead time for feedback once the application is submitted? This will depend on the number of applications received, however we wish to progress this quickly and do not anticipate a long delay.
6. Will this role be within IR35? It is expected that this role will be outside of IR35. It will be the responsibility of the successful applicant to prove that they are outside of IR35 status as part of the on-boarding process
7. Any chances of change in start date as the latest date mentioned is Tuesday 2 January 2018? There may be some flexibility for the successful candidate, but the work needs to begin quickly
8. What are the other expenses which will be paid? No other expenses are anticipated.
9. What are the exact work locations? MCA HQ.
Spring Place,
105 Commercial Road,
Southampton
SO15 1EG
10. Any specific format(pdf,doc) in which CVs to be sent later? Either format is acceptable.
11. Is occasional remote working allowed? Yes.
12. Is there any travel involved in this role and will the travel expenses be paid ? No travel is anticipated for this work.
13. Is the rate inclusive or exclusive of VAT? Ex VAT
14. Would you consider work permit holders (e.g. Tier 2 General Visa) and EU passport holders for this role ? Yes