Awarded to Equdos Services Ltd

Start date: Monday 15 October 2018
Value: £69,850
Company size: SME
Government Digital Service, part of Cabinet Office

WP1669 Agile Business Analyst

4 Incomplete applications

4 SME, 0 large

28 Completed applications

25 SME, 3 large

Important dates

Thursday 6 September 2018
Deadline for asking questions
Monday 10 September 2018 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Thursday 13 September 2018 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Business analyst
Summary of the work
Agile BA to support the development of technology requirements for the next phase of Government Property Agency HUB buildings
Latest start date
Monday 15 October 2018
Expected contract length
6 months
Organisation the work is for
Government Digital Service, part of Cabinet Office
Maximum day rate

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
Multi-disciplinary team made up of Delivery Manager, Technical Architect, Network Architect, Technical Project Manager, Business Analyst
What the specialist will work on
- Shape the digital data and technology (DDAT) requirements for the second phase of hub buildings.
- Develop the implementation approach (including low level designs) of the shared network for phase two hub buildings (and the occupiers planning to onboard into those buildings).
- Support GPA in the producerment of and onboarding of technology vendors/delivery partners (network, IT managed service, AV) for the second phase of hub buildings.
- Establish and develop a products and services catalogue to enable GPA to demonstrate its offering to wider stakeholders.
- Support GPA in developing and finalising its technology strategy (including implementation plan).

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Government Digital Service, The White Chapel Building, 10 Whitechapel High Street, London, E1 8QS
Working arrangements
Working onsite at least 4 days per week with some working locations being across Whitehall
Security clearance
Minimum Baseline Personnel Security Standard

Additional information

Additional terms and conditions
"All expenses must be pre-agreed with between the parties and must comply with the Cabinet Office (CO) Travel and Subsistence (T&S) Policy."

"All vendors are obliged to provide sufficient guarantees to implement appropriate technical and organisational measures so that the processing meets the requirements of GDPR and ensures the protection of the rights of data subjects. For further information please see the Information Commissioner's Office website:"

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
  • Able to represent real world situations to aid the communication and understanding of different scenarios, organisational processes, roles and data models and whether they can be used to represent subjects.
  • Identifies, defines and manages the objectives of a business. Must be able to specify requirements from both a business and user perspective to enable agreed changes to be implemented effectively.
  • Identifies, analyses, manages and monitors relationships with and between stakeholders. Able to communicate clearly and clarify mutual needs and commitments through consultation, consideration of impacts whilst focusing on user needs.
  • Maintains and constantly iterates the structures which make up a business enterprise or architecture. Assesses current capabilities, identifies and interprets business objectives, strategy and inter-relationships with people, data, processes etc.
  • Ability to identify and pinpoint business opportunities to allow organisations to perform more effectively. This allows businesses to look at new ways of tackling business processes or establish new services.
  • Understands how the digital economy is changing user behaviour and the government landscape. Is able to make informed decisions based on user needs, available technology and value for money.
  • Identifies and explores opportunities for service and business improvement. Drives the analysis, identification, prioritisation and implementation of improvements and efficiencies, thereby ensuring that the organisation derives maximum value from services.
  • The ability to investigate, analyse, visualise, articulate and solve complex problems and concepts, make disciplined decisions based on available information, using data to formulate plans, analysing options to assess impact.
  • Understands agile methodology and how to apply the agile mindset. Has the ability to work in a fast paced, evolving environment, utilises an iterative/flexible approach to enable rapid delivery.
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Uses the most appropriate methods and tools, ensuring these are adopted and used to plan, develop, test, manage and maintain a system effectively throughout an organisation.
  • Plans, designs, manages and executes reporting of tests, using appropriate testing tools and techniques and conforming to agreed process standards and industry specific regulations.
  • Able to plan, design, manage and report business process tests and usability evaluations. This can be done through synthesising test tasks, selecting user samples, analysing performance and sharing.

How suppliers will be evaluated

How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
  • Work as a collaborative team member with our organisation and other suppliers
  • Transparent and collaborative when making decisions
  • Has experience of and likes pairing and knowledge sharing
  • Delivering consistently within an agile environment
  • Have a no-blame culture and encourage people to learn from their mistakes
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Reference
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. What is the IR35 status?
This role is outside of IR35
2. Is there a current incumbent?
No, this is a new role
3. Can you clarify the day rate budget please?
The maximum day rate has been left blank intentionally; we will assess the day rate for suppliers using the evaluation weighting we have disclosed on the requirements.
4. Is this inside or outside of IR35?
This role is outside of IR35
5. What is the maximum rate for that role?
The maximum day rate has been left blank intentionally; we will assess the day rate for suppliers using the evaluation weighting we have disclosed on the requirements.
6. Is this role Outside IR35?
This role is outside of IR35
7. What is the day rate for this role?
The maximum day rate has been left blank intentionally; we will assess the day rate for suppliers using the evaluation weighting we have disclosed on the requirements.