Awarded to i3Works Ltd

Start date: Monday 15 October 2018
Value: £70,560
Company size: SME
Government Digital Service, part of Cabinet Office

WP1670 Agile Business Analyst

10 Incomplete applications

9 SME, 1 large

34 Completed applications

31 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 delivery of technology services review
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
They will be working with a multi-disciplinary team of a Delivery Manager, Tech Arch, Security Arch, Product Manager
What the specialist will work on
- Support GDS in conducting a technology services review
- Analyse complex information and data, supporting GDS in developing findings and recommendations during and post a technology services review.

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. 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.
2. Is this role inside or outside of IR35?
This role is outside of IR35
3. Is there a current incumbent in this role?
No, this is a new role
4. Please can you clarify how the candidate should respond to the first key competency on the key skills section: "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."
The Candidate should use a real life work example of how they have achieved a successful outcome through demonstrating the skill set explained in the competency.
5. Which all technology services will be part of analysis?
This will be disclosed to the winning supplier
6. Will the services have impact on different geography?
7. Recommendation will include process improved, technology change or both?
Possibly both
8. What kind of data will included in analysis?
This will be disclosed to the winning supplier
9. Will the project have set communication channel or need to establish one?
The project will have clear and set communication channels