Start date: Monday 23 April 2018
Value: £40,000
Company size: SME
Department for Transport

Business Analyst for DfT Accident Investigation Branches (AIB’s) New Case Management System

10 Incomplete applications

10 SME, 0 large

15 Completed applications

12 SME, 3 large

Important dates

Wednesday 14 March 2018
Deadline for asking questions
Friday 16 March 2018 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Wednesday 21 March 2018 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Business analyst
Summary of the work
The UK Department for Transport is seeking expert support from a Business Analyst who will identify and validate potential technical solutions in line with business requirements, represent users throughout the project initiation and produce key project documentation including the business case and acceptance criteria.
Latest start date
Monday 9 April 2018
Expected contract length
2 months with the possibility of limited extension.
South East England
Organisation the work is for
Department for Transport
Maximum day rate
Maximum day rate £750

About the work

Early market engagement
Departmental user researchers have completed initial user requirements workshops and the tri-branch working group has been established.
Who the specialist will work with
The Business Analyst will be working alongside the tri-branch case management system working group, User Researchers and other business specialists to develop the business case, identifying the needs, detailing requirements and identifying and validating potential technical solutions leading to the procurement of a supplier.
What the specialist will work on
Develop requirements and business case with key project documentation for a case management system to support the investigation process for the three AIB's. The Business Analyst will be working alongside the tri-branch case management system working group, User Researchers and other business specialists to develop the solution, identifying the needs, detailing requirements and identifying/validating potential technical solutions leading to procurement of a supplier. Work required to hold user requirements workshops and meetings to fully understand the workings of the respective branches and requirement for the project. Additionally the individual is expected to generate all tender documentation and potential tender assessment.

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Spring Place, Southampton / Farnborough House, Farnborough.
Working arrangements
4/5 days per week on site with some flexibility. Working time to be split between Southampton and Farnborough with occasional travel.

T&S would be aligned to the departmental policy.
Security clearance
Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS)

Additional information

Additional terms and conditions
Must be available for travel within the UK.

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
  • • Demonstrable evidence of collation of business requirements from multiple users using a range of disparate levels of detail
  • • Evidence of where evaluation of proposed solutions assisted to deliver business requirements
  • • Management of multiple varied stakeholders both internal and external to the organisation
  • • Demonstrable facilitation skills and the ability to run effective workshops
  • • Demonstrable experience of Analytical thinking with strong problem-solving skills
  • • Demonstrable evidence of excellent communication skills
  • • Experience in working within central government
  • • Demonstrable experience of Agile project management
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • • Ability to work on .GOV.UK service implementations adhering to GDS guidelines
  • • Implementation of bespoke and off the shelf solutions
  • • Working knowledge of the implementation of workflow systems
  • • Ability to develop detailed, usable data models to support and inform business requirements
  • • Able to elicit the business benefits associated with a project
  • • Experience of user acceptance testing, functionality testing, operational acceptance testing and integration testing
  • • Ability to recognise common ground and key differences between multiple stakeholders and propose pragmatic and cost-effective solutions to meet individual goals
  • • Experience working with government procurement

How suppliers will be evaluated

How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
  • • Ability to work independently and within a multi-disciplinary team
  • • Experience of transparent and collaborative decision making
  • • Experience of taking responsibility for their work and resolving problems effectively
  • • Experience of sharing approach, knowledge and skills with other team members
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Interview
  • Presentation
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. A supplier asked what is the IR35 status?
Prior to approaching the market the Department conducted the HMRC IR35 test and the requirement was deemed to be outside of scope.
2. Please can you provide more detail on the departments expenses policy. For example are we able to claim travel to Southampton from Farnborough?
Details of the Departments T&S policy below:
3. In regards to T&S and referencing the link provided, there are 2 sites listed, which one will be designated the "normal place of work" or will it apply to both?
The normal place of work will be Southampton. This is where we anticipate the BA spending the majority if their time