Awarded to JC Web Services Limited

Start date: Monday 8 October 2018
Value: £156,000
Company size: SME
United Kingdom Research and Innovation (UKRI)

UK SBS IT18218 UKRI website Developer

9 Incomplete applications

8 SME, 1 large

6 Completed applications

6 SME, 0 large

Important dates

Published
Friday 24 August 2018
Deadline for asking questions
Tuesday 28 August 2018 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Friday 31 August 2018 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Specialist role
Developer
Summary of the work
Translating user requirements into designs.
Undertaking minor developments.
Issue resolution.
Managing Git repositories and Jenkins.
Advising on cost and viability of change requests.
Managing and maintaining server environments.
Monitoring and reporting of performance.
Produce and maintain build and DR documentation.
Support developers setting up and running development environments.
Releasing software.
Latest start date
Monday 8 October 2018
Expected contract length
18 months
Location
No specific location, eg they can work remotely
Organisation the work is for
United Kingdom Research and Innovation (UKRI)
Maximum day rate
£500

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
UKRI/UKRI Council website system owners
What the specialist will work on
UKRI website and UKRI Council websites

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Polaris House, North Star Avenue, Swindon, SN2 1FF
Working arrangements
Remote working with onsite days whenever required. Main support hours between 09:00 to 17:00 weekdays with a facility to resolve emergency issues out of normal working hours. A minimum of 2.5 working days spanning the working week but possibly increasing to 4 days.
Security clearance
Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) - Level A

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
  • Please demonstrate how you will apply your skills and expertise to:
  • The Mura Content Management System (version 6.2 onwards) - 14 points
  • The use of ColdFusion and Lucee - 14 points
  • Elasticsearch, including management, configuration and development - 10 points
  • The use of Jenkins (or equivalent tools for Continuous Integration) - 7 points
  • Web design technologies (e.g. CSS, HTML5, and JavaScript) and the use of JavaScript libraries and frameworks such as jQuery, jQuery UI, Bootstrap, Angular and Grunt - 7 points
  • Good development, deployment and support practices including testing and version control, and working with source control repositories especially Git, GitHub and Git submodules - 7 points
  • API provision and consumption using REST, SOAP and OAuth - 7 points
  • Microsoft SQL Server (or equivalent) development and Couchbase as a high performance caching engine - 7 points
  • Enterprise System Architecture and Windows Server management - 7 points
  • Managing conflicting and competing priorities and delivering results within set timeframes - 7 points
  • Demonstrate strong analytical skills and interpersonal communication at all levels - 7 points
Nice-to-have skills and experience
Demonstrate how you will apply your skills and expertise in Amazon Web Services (or equivalent Cloud based services) including Compute Storage and networking components - 6 points

How suppliers will be evaluated

How many specialists to evaluate
3
Cultural fit criteria
  • Demonstrate how you will work as part of a team with our organisation and other suppliers throughout the project
  • Demonstrate how, when making decisions, you will work transparently and collaboratively with the team and other project stakeholders throughout the project.
  • Demonstrate how you will implement a no-blame culture and encourage people to learn from their mistakes.
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

60%

Cultural fit

10%

Price

30%

Questions asked by suppliers

1. What is the IR35 status?
Is there a current incumbent?
This is unable to be determined at this time as it is possible for contractors who are both in and out of scope of the off payroll working rules to be engaged through DOS. The successful supplier / contracting authority will need to check the status in accordance with the HMRC online tool prior to contract commencement. A link to this tool can be found here https://www.tax.service.gov.uk/check-employment-status-for-tax/setup

The current position was awarded to JC Web Services Limited.
2. Is there a current incumbent in this position and is this same opening that was previously worked on by and awarded to JC Web Services Limited?
Yes, the current position was awarded to JC Web Services Limited.
3. Please can you confirm whether or not this role is inside / outside IR35?
Also, whether or not there is currently an incumbent in the role?
This is unable to be determined at this time as it is possible for contractors who are both in and out of scope of the off payroll working rules to be engaged through DOS. The successful supplier / contracting authority will need to check the status in accordance with the HMRC online tool prior to contract commencement. A link to this tool can be found here https://www.tax.service.gov.uk/check-employment-status-for-tax/setup

The current position was awarded to JC Web Services Limited.
4. Is this role working inside or outside of IR35?
This is unable to be determined at this time as it is possible for contractors who are both in and out of scope of the off payroll working rules to be engaged through DOS. The successful supplier / contracting authority will need to check the status in accordance with the HMRC online tool prior to contract commencement. A link to this tool can be found here https://www.tax.service.gov.uk/check-employment-status-for-tax/setup
5. Please can you provide some information about the nature of the project the specialist will be working on?
The specialist will be required to develop the UKRI and UKRI Council websites as per the published requirements. Please refer to the Summary of Work for detail of tasks that the specialist will be working on.
6. How often is it likely that the specialist will be required to visit site?
Visits to the Swindon site are likely to average less than one per month.