Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

UK SBS IT18090 BEIS Lead Technical Architect

Incomplete applications

11
Incomplete applications
10 SME, 1 large

Completed applications

12
Completed applications
12 SME, 0 large
Important dates
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Published Tuesday 6 March 2018
Deadline for asking questions Thursday 8 March 2018 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Tuesday 13 March 2018 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Overview
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Specialist role Technical Architect
Summary of the work BEIS require a Lead Technical Architect to provide technical leadership to the development team.
The specialist will be required to conduct solutions options appraisals and provide guidance so digital services are developing in line with departmental architecture and Government Digital Services’ (GDS) standards, whilst meeting time and budget constraints.
Latest start date Monday 23 April 2018
Expected contract length 3 months with possible extension of 3 months, contingent on spend approval and other campaigns.
Location London
Organisation the work is for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
Maximum day rate £750

About the work

About the work
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Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with Service Manager, Product Manager, Delivery Manager, Developer, Apprentice Developer, User Researcher, Business Analyst, Content Designer, CTO
What the specialist will work on •Providing consultancy services to business areas and conducting options appraisals and solution development across the departmental pipeline. This includes all line of business applications and guiding policy teams so external facing digital services are developed in line with Government Digital Services’ (GDS) standards.

•Embedded Technical Architect for the Beta phase of a digital grants product to support funding applications, assessments and on-going progress monitoring. Government Digital Service (GDS) assessment will be required. Product is hosted on GOV.uk PaaS, based on CloudFoundry A.P.I. and developed in SCALA. The vision is to create a product that can be applied to other services.

Work setup

Work setup
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Address where the work will take place Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, 1 Victoria Street, London, SW1H 0ET
Working arrangements The working arrangements will be Monday to Friday on site.
A professional working day, hours and working pattern as needed to deliver the service in an efficient way.

Mainly based from our office in Westminster, London.
Potential for remote working one day per week subject to business needs.
Security clearance SC level. The Department will not pay for sponsorship.

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
  • Demonstrate how you will apply your skills and expertise:
  • To work to Digital Service Standards and Government Digital Service Spend Approvals and how this will ensure the successful delivery of this work package (20%).
  • In elements such as gov.uk PaaS; Notify and Verify and how this will ensure the successful delivery of this work package (15%)
  • In software development, testing and application/solution architecture (specifically open source technologies) and how this will ensure the successful delivery of this work package (15%)
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Demonstrate how you will apply your skills and expertise to:
  • Communicate with both technical and non-technical audiences at both a strategic and operational level and how this will ensure the successful delivery of this work package (10%)

How suppliers will be evaluated

How suppliers will be evaluated
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How many specialists to evaluate 3
Cultural fit criteria
  • Demonstrate how you will:
  • Express courage throughout this work package (e.g.can express and deal with controversial views, confront reality, make tough decisions, question actions inconsistent with group behaviours, candid about progress/estimates) (8%)
  • Take responsibility throughout this work package (e.g.act like a leader, serve your team, provide solutions to problems, engage in external/internal environments, seek the best for the organisation beyond your team)(7%)
  • Ensure simplicity throughout this work package (e.g. take simple steps to goals, do less but better, mitigate failures, talk straight with respect) (5%)
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

60%

Cultural fit

20%

Price

20%

Questions asked by suppliers

Questions asked by suppliers
Supplier question Buyer answer
1. Please can you confirm the IR35 status of this role? This is unable to be determined at this time as it is possible for contractors who are both in and out of scope of the off payroll working rules to be engaged through DOS. The successful supplier / contracting authority will need to check the status in accordance with the HMRC online tool prior to contract commencement. A link to this tool can be found here: https://www.tax.service.gov.uk/check-employment-status-for-tax/setup
2. Hello, what is the IR35 status? This is unable to be determined at this time as it is possible for contractors who are both in and out of scope of the off payroll working rules to be engaged through DOS. The successful supplier / contracting authority will need to check the status in accordance with the HMRC online tool prior to contract commencement. A link to this tool can be found here: https://www.tax.service.gov.uk/check-employment-status-for-tax/setup
3. Is the role deemed inside or outside of IR35? This is unable to be determined at this time as it is possible for contractors who are both in and out of scope of the off payroll working rules to be engaged through DOS. The successful supplier / contracting authority will need to check the status in accordance with the HMRC online tool prior to contract commencement. A link to this tool can be found here: https://www.tax.service.gov.uk/check-employment-status-for-tax/setup
4. What is the IR35 status for this position? This is unable to be determined at this time as it is possible for contractors who are both in and out of scope of the off payroll working rules to be engaged through DOS. The successful supplier / contracting authority will need to check the status in accordance with the HMRC online tool prior to contract commencement. A link to this tool can be found here: https://www.tax.service.gov.uk/check-employment-status-for-tax/setup
5. What is the IR35 status of the role? This is unable to be determined at this time as it is possible for contractors who are both in and out of scope of the off payroll working rules to be engaged through DOS. The successful supplier / contracting authority will need to check the status in accordance with the HMRC online tool prior to contract commencement. A link to this tool can be found here: https://www.tax.service.gov.uk/check-employment-status-for-tax/setup
6. Can the authority confirm if this role is inside or outside of IR35 please This is unable to be determined at this time as it is possible for contractors who are both in and out of scope of the off payroll working rules to be engaged through DOS. The successful supplier / contracting authority will need to check the status in accordance with the HMRC online tool prior to contract commencement. A link to this tool can be found here: https://www.tax.service.gov.uk/check-employment-status-for-tax/setup
7. Could you please let us know the IR35 status for this role? Thank you. This is unable to be determined at this time as it is possible for contractors who are both in and out of scope of the off payroll working rules to be engaged through DOS. The successful supplier / contracting authority will need to check the status in accordance with the HMRC online tool prior to contract commencement. A link to this tool can be found here: https://www.tax.service.gov.uk/check-employment-status-for-tax/setup