Office for National Statistics

PU-17/0125 - Developer 1

Incomplete applications

0
Incomplete applications

Completed applications

24
Completed applications
18 SME, 6 large
Important dates
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Published Wednesday 3 August 2016
Deadline for asking questions Friday 5 August 2016 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Wednesday 10 August 2016 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Overview
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Specialist role Developer
Summary of the work ONS Digital is continuing to improve its public facing digital products following the launch of the new website earlier this year. This role will work alongside the existing team to work on an ambitious roadmap to improve data discovery features for our users.
Latest start date 12/09/2016
Expected contract length 6 months
Location Wales
Organisation the work is for Office for National Statistics
Maximum day rate 600

About the work

About the work
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Early market engagement n/a
Who the specialist will work with A multi-disciplinary agile team including UX designer, user researcher, front-end developer, back-end developer, content designer, web ops, tech arch, delivery manager and service manager
What the specialist will work on The Developer will work with the team to refactor and streamline our back-end applications to meet 12-factor app principles, making use of message-based event driven processes and introducing a database so our service can scale horizontally.

Work setup

Work setup
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Address where the work will take place Newport, South Wales
Working arrangements Work will be on-site in Newport (Mon-Fri) - there is the potential for work from home days by agreement with Service Manager,
Security clearance Disclosure Scotland security vetting.

Additional information

Additional information
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Additional terms and conditions Framework Ts and Cs

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
  • Significant experience with at least one programming language commonly used for back-end web development - ideally Java.
  • Experience of storing and handling significant data sets
  • Knowledge of the latest secure coding practices (e.g. OWASP).
  • Experience with multiple web development frameworks.
  • Experience working with relational or non-relational databases.
  • Experience working in an agile team using BDD and TDD.
  • Experience of complex projects enabling the candidate to input and lead on design decisions.
  • Experience of working as a developer within an agile team. e.g. Using Scrum, Kanban or similar methodologies.
  • Experience of designing and maintaining public HTTP APIs, particularly using JSON.
Nice-to-have skills and experience

How suppliers will be evaluated

How suppliers will be evaluated
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How many specialists to evaluate 5
Cultural fit criteria
  • Work as a team with our organisation and other suppliers
  • Transparent and collaborative when making decisions
  • Transparent and collaborative when making decisions
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Reference
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

60%

Cultural fit

20%

Price

20%

Questions asked by suppliers

Questions asked by suppliers
Supplier question Buyer answer
1. What will the process be following initial submission? Will suppliers be given feedback regarding the outcome of their submission? ONS will shortlist the suppliers who:
•can start work when needed
•can work within budget
•meet all the essential skills and experience
Should more than 5 meet this criteria, suppliers will be required to provide evidence to support this within a specified time frame.

Feedback will be provided on request
2. Who should we contact for feedback? The pu.projects@ons.gsi.gov.uk mailbox indicating the PU reference and role descriptor you wish to gain feedback for.
3. By what date do you aim to shortlist, or in the event of more than five suppliers meeting short list criteria, by what date do you aim to contact suppliers for more information? There are a number of roles out simultaneously so shortlisting will be done asap following 10th August but it is not possible to give a definite timescale due to the fact it is not possible to know how many responses will be received for each of the requirements. As soon as the tender closes and if there are more than 5 responses, ONS will ask for further information almost immediately noting the latest start date of 12th September for the individual.