Awarded to Integrella Ltd

Start date: Monday 20 August 2018
Value: £20,000
Company size: SME
University of Nottingham

Integration Specialist

10 Incomplete applications

10 SME, 0 large

6 Completed applications

6 SME, 0 large

Important dates

Friday 3 August 2018
Deadline for asking questions
Tuesday 7 August 2018 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Friday 10 August 2018 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Business analyst
Summary of the work
Lead the production of business case and specification for an Integration Service.
The output will need to include
high level integration requirements
recommendation of appropriate business model and software providers
roadmap and strategy for implementation, adoption and governance
financial & non-financial benefits
risks to be aware of before procuring specification
Latest start date
Monday 20 August 2018
Expected contract length
Ideally 4-6 weeks
East Midlands
Organisation the work is for
University of Nottingham
Maximum day rate
Specialist to propose

About the work

Early market engagement
Some initial work has been carried out by the University relating to requirements and potential options for delivery of the Integration service including some discussions with suppliers.
Who the specialist will work with
Primarily working with the Enterprise Architecture and Service Design departments, engaging other stakeholders as necessary to complete the work.
What the specialist will work on
To lead on the production of a business case and specification for the procurement and implementation of an Integration Service.
The output will need to include:
- high level integration/data-sharing requirements
- recommendation of most appropriate business model and shortlist of software providers
- roadmap, approach and strategy for successful implementation, adoption and governance of service
- financial & non-financial benefits
- risks to be aware of before commencing procurement

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Mainly at King's Meadow Campus.
(May occasionally be at University Park, Jubilee or Sutton Bonington campuses)
Working arrangements
Office based - on site minimum of 3 days per week
Security clearance

Additional information

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.

Essential skills and experience
  • Must have experience of producing business cases for strategic integration services that have been approved (10 points)
  • Must demonstrate knowledge of different integration operating models, the relative positives and negatives of each style and how these apply to different organisations (10 points)
  • Must demonstrate knowledge of and experience with multiple integration technologies (10 points)
  • Must demonstrate knowledge of different application integration styles (10 points)
  • Must demonstrate experience of producing system specifications for procurement (10 points)
  • Must understand the significance of service definitions and service contracts (20 points)
  • Must understand various integration versioning approaches (10 points)
  • Should be aware of the differences between system, process and experience integrations (10 points)
Nice-to-have skills and experience
Must demonstrate experience within multiple business sectors (5 points)

How suppliers will be evaluated

How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
  • Evidence company values (10 points)
  • Demonstrate consultancy skills and how working styles change to adapt to different organisations needs (10 points)
  • Evidence how the approach meets the organisational strategy (5 points)
  • Must have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written (10 points)
  • Must be aware of the significant cultural change required to adopt centralised managed integration service (20 points)
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Reference
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. Is the question and answer session still happening?
Yes, we are just having a few technical problems at our end, please bear with us
2. Is Q&A still happening?
Yes, we are now online. Please join using the following link.
3. Please can you confirm if this role is inside/outside IR35? Also,is there currently an incumbent in the role?
This role will be outside IR35.
There is no incumbent as it is a one-off requirement.
4. Does this role fall inside scope of the off payroll worker regulations?
5. You have asked for a specialist to provide a rate but do you have a target rate or an upper limit in mind?
Please provide your most competitive price.
6. Has this role been evaluated as inside IR35?
7. After a detailed response I was not able to submit this as my session had timed out. Have I lost all the detail?
We believe so. We advise formulating your response offline in advance before logging in and submitting.
8. Hi, is this a BA role or Integration Specialist role
We are looking for a Specialist in Integration.
When you upload your requirements to the Digital Marketplace you have to select the type of Specialist you need from a set list.
'Business Analyst' is the one that best fits our requirements, as the BA definition was "Analyse an organisation's processes and systems. Specify, collect and present findings."