Awarded to Gofore UK Limited

Start date: Tuesday 7 August 2018
Value: £60,000
Company size: SME
Health Education England (HEE)

Front End Developer - development of digital health information services

15 Incomplete applications

14 SME, 1 large

9 Completed applications

8 SME, 1 large

Important dates

Wednesday 4 July 2018
Deadline for asking questions
Wednesday 11 July 2018 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Wednesday 18 July 2018 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Summary of the work
An experienced Front End Developer using open source tools and cloud technologies such as:
• Angular v5, JavaScript, Bootstrap and Responsive Design.
• Development on Azure cloud hosting
• BDD: Jasmin and Protractor
• DevOps Tools: Jenkins, Ansible and Docker
• Source Control: GitHub
• Experience of full SDLC
Latest start date
Monday 30 July 2018
Expected contract length
Four months (potential for extension)
Organisation the work is for
Health Education England (HEE)
Maximum day rate
We decided not to set a maximum day rate or disclose our budget constraints. We seek excellent value for money and affordability.

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
You'll be expected to work with the following:

Scrum/Development team:
- Scrum Master
- Developers
- UX/UI Designer
- Business analysts

Service and delivery team:
- Programme Manager
- Project Managers and support
- Service Managers (Product Owners)

Stakeholders such as:
- Trainees (of the medical, dental, pharmacy and healthcare science profession)
- (Hospital) Trust administrators and managers
- Business Managers and subject experts
- Others involved in the education and training of the multi professional healthcare workforce

Third party suppliers
- Legacy and future suppliers
What the specialist will work on
A Front End Developer is required to support the continued development of an information system produced in-house by Health Education England's TIS Programme Development Team.

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Health Education England
Floor 3
Stewart House
Russell Square
Working arrangements
To be in the London office for core days and flexible working by arrangement.

The role is outside of IR35.

There is an expectation that the successful candidate will start approximately at the end of July/early August.
Security clearance

Additional information

Additional terms and conditions
The awarded supplier will also need to agree with the standard NHS 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.

Essential skills and experience
  • Have Angular 5
  • Have Bootstrap
  • Have Javascript (ES6 Typescript)
  • Have Elastic Search
  • Have JHipster
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Have Java 8
  • Have Spring Boot
  • Have Maven
  • Have MySQL

How suppliers will be evaluated

How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
  • Demonstrate ability to work effectively in a mixed supplier team
  • Work transparently and collaboratively in a no-blame culture, encouraging all to fail fast and learn from mistakes
  • Demonstrate experience of supporting and coaching other team members
  • Evidence their confidence to challenge the status quo
  • Evidence ability to work with clients with low technical expertise
  • Evidence of taking responsibility for their work
  • Understands the NHS Constitution and values of HEE
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Reference
  • Interview
  • Scenario or test
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. We have several developers who would be suitable for this role. The tool only allows submission of one proposal per supplier. How could we best indicate and highlight the capabilities of various people of which you may select the most appealing candidate?
I would rely on your previous experience of how you have responded to adverts such as this in the past.