PS/18/166 CA GEN Build Specialist Requirement 1
2 Incomplete applications
1 SME, 1 large
3 Completed applications
3 SME, 0 large
- 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
- Summary of the work
This is a specialist technical development role required to deliver an exceptionally high standard of code in accordance with the DVLA’s business requirements.
To undertake development work on the DVLA’s central vehicles management system (VSS).
To work on various projects to deliver mandatory legislative changes to the central vehicles system.
- Latest start date
- Friday 7 September 2018
- Expected contract length
- 9 Months
- Organisation the work is for
- The Service Creation organisation in the DVLA
- Maximum day rate
- £600.00 per day inclusive of T&S
About the work
- Early market engagement
- Who the specialist will work with
- Primarily with members of the IT Service Creation teams in the DVLA.
- What the specialist will work on
Required to undertake development work on the DVLA’s central vehicles management system (VSS).
The work includes technical analysis, low level design, production and unit testing of code using CA GEN.
The specialist will be allocated to specific projects (including, but not be limited to, changes to the calculation and collection of HGV Levy and other published budgetary changes to vehicles Excise Duty (VED) ) and make technical changes in accordance with business requirements and technical solutions. The requirements and technical solutions will be provided by DVLA’s business analysts and technical architects.
- Address where the work will take place
- Working arrangements
The nature of the work dictates the location. Access to the necessary tooling is only available onsite.
Standard working week/hours to be managed by the Supplier as they see is appropriate.
- Security clearance
- Must have current BPSS clearance as a minimum.
- Additional terms and conditions
- We currently see this role as sitting outside of IR35, as the candidates would not hold a fixed office position and will not have direct day to day direction or supervision.
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
- Provide evidence of development experience (minimum of 3 years) in CA GEN in a UNIX environment.
- Provide evidence (minimum 1 year) of using SQL with an Oracle (or equivalent) database.
- Provide evidence of experience (minimum of 2 years) of assisting business analysts or business representatives to formalise or clarify requirements.
- Provide evidence of experience (minimum of 3 years) in the production of low level technical designs and documentation.
- Provide evidence of experience (minimum of 3 years) in definition and execution of formal unit tests.
- Nice-to-have skills and experience
- Provide evidence of experience (minimum 1 year) of writing UNIX scripts (working knowledge of C and KORN shell scripting)
- Provide evidence of experience (minimum of 1 years) of writing PL/SQL scripts on a UNIX platform.
- Provide evidence (minimum of 1 year) of GEN development on an AIX (IBM) platform.
How suppliers will be evaluated
- How many specialists to evaluate
- Cultural fit criteria
- Able to collaborate effectively with people of all seniorities and job types (minimum of 1 example).
- Engaging with in-house staff and creating an environment of knowledge-sharing (minimum of 1 example).
- Assessment methods
- Work history
- Evaluation weighting
Questions asked by suppliers
- 1. Due to the legacy nature of the code, is it safe to assume you have an incumbent in place?
- DVLA currently have an existing Supplier providing specialist contractor resource, however, this requirement is in addition to the existing.
- 2. The latest start date would be Monday the 10th of September, not Friday the 7th of September as advertised.
- The latest start date would be Monday the 10th of September, not Friday the 7th of September as advertised.