Department of Agriculture, Enviornment and Rural Affairs Northern Ireland

Delivery teams for DAERA NI Business change Projects

Incomplete applications

0
Incomplete applications

Completed applications

13
Completed applications
7 SME, 6 large
Important dates
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Published Wednesday 3 August 2016
Deadline for asking questions Wednesday 10 August 2016 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Wednesday 17 August 2016 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Overview
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Summary of the work Provision of skilled and experienced business analysis, software development and project management skills to facilitate development and progress of a number of Small, Medium and a Large scale business change projects within DAERA NI. These staff will be expected to work onsite in Northern Ireland.
Latest start date 31st September 2016
Expected contract length 1 year with a possible additional year extension
Location Northern Ireland
Organisation the work is for Department of Agriculture, Enviornment and Rural Affairs Northern Ireland
Budget range The total spend of this contract is not guaranteed but current planned projects are estimated up to £400,000 for each financial year to 31st March 2017 and 31st march 2018 respectively.

About the work

About the work
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Why the work is being done DAERA NI have a number of small term (<1 month) to medium term (1 month to 3 months) and a larger digital services online project extending beyond (9 months) with possible integration with the NI Direct digital platforms and suppliers. These projects are required to take account of necessary changes to legacy systems, introduction of new business processes, data analysis and data mining as well as migration of services online. Details of timeframes will be agreed with each project.
Problem to be solved The challenges that the business need to meet are upgrading legacy Access and .Net based systems to incorporate new business processes. There is also a requirement to migrate paper form requests for services to digital online services to provide better digital movement of applications and integration to existing business systems and work flows, data analysis and data mining.
Who the users are and what they need to do requirements are specific to each project a sample list of these are :-
Industrial Pollution system redevelopment - Medium
Planning Consultations System Phase II - Small
Waste Management Licensing redevelopment - Medium
Hazardous Waste Management System review and development - Medium
Migration of 40-50 online permit requests to Online services - Large
as well as data analysis and data mining to inform a strategic approach to data management and business intelligence.
Early market engagement
Any work that’s already been done
Existing team The supplier will be expected to work within existing operational, development and project teams made up of existing DAERA staff.
Current phase Not applicable

Work setup

Work setup
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Address where the work will take place Suppliers will be required to work from within the Belfast BT2 and Stormont BT4 Areas in Northern Ireland at DAERA offices
Working arrangements supplier staff will be expected to work on-site as part of a project team reporting to an NICS team leader from 9am-5pm Monday to Friday excluding Northern Ireland Public Holidays. All necessary additional costs such as flights, day to day travel, subsistence and accommodation costs to get to and from place of work must be included to establish total cost of engagement. Where travel is needed to facilitate face to face meetings during the working day these will be paid by the department
Security clearance Basic Security Clearance required

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
  • Have 2 years professional experience working to deliver enterprise level secure applications across multiple platforms for both internal and external use.
  • Provide professional skills in Software Development, Project Mangagment, Agile Scrum Master, Business Architects/Analysts
  • Have experience in migrating legacy systems to a .Net, HTML 5 platform using technologies including but not limited to C#, javascript and AngularJS.
  • Have experience in developing against a user experience model and responsive and adaptive application design for mobile platforms
  • work within multi disciplinary teams
  • Work with other DAERA and NICS suppliers
Nice-to-have skills and experience Have experience working with and integrating to NI Direct digital platforms

How suppliers will be evaluated

How suppliers will be evaluated
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How many suppliers to evaluate 10
Proposal criteria
  • Examples demonstrate solutions migrating from legacy applications to modern responsive and adaptive applications e.g. from MS Access to .NET
  • Examples demonstrate the use of the various skills required in one or more projects
  • Examples in the use of skills in each discipline, Software Developer, Project manager, Agile Scrum master, Business Architect, Business Analyst,
  • Examples demonstrate the use and successful completion of projects that have involved use of development technologies listed
  • Examples demonstrate the successful deployment of mobile applications across multiple platforms and device types
  • Examples demonstrate the types of engagement with customer and multi disciplinary teams and other suppliers.
  • Examples demonstrate data analysis and data mining to assist in business intelligence
  • VFM - combined skill total/day. Example project 20 days. Include; cost to engage (e.g. flights, accommodation, etc converted to per day rate) 4 days for each of the 5 skills
Cultural fit criteria
  • Examples demonstrate working as a member of our internal teams and with other suppliers as required
  • Examples demonstrate a collaborative approach to problem solving within teams
Payment approach Capped time and materials
Assessment methods
  • Written proposal
  • Case study
  • Work history
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

15%

Cultural fit

5%

Price

80%

Questions asked by suppliers

Questions asked by suppliers
Supplier question Buyer answer
1. Dear Supplier,

Delivery teams for DAERA NI Business change projects.
DAERA NI have decided to withdraw this project with immediate effect.

The rationale for this is a change in the potential project value and contract duration as well as a review of some criteria that we believe may be misinterpreted by suppliers as a constraint under essential experience and skills.

It is our intention to resubmit this tender with the amendments in the very near future and we apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused.
Dear Supplier,

Delivery teams for DAERA NI Business change projects.
DAERA NI have decided to withdraw this project with immediate effect.

The rationale for this is a change in the potential project value and contract duration as well as a review of some criteria that we believe may be misinterpreted by suppliers as a constraint under essential experience and skills.

It is our intention to resubmit this tender with the amendments in the very near future and we apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused.