Awarded to Difrent

Start date: Monday 12 November 2018
Value: £165,000
Company size: SME
Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS), part of BEIS

UK SBS IT18220 BEIS Public Beta Development Support for Primary Authority Register (PAR)

6 Incomplete applications

6 SME, 0 large

15 Completed applications

12 SME, 3 large

Important dates

Published
Friday 7 September 2018
Deadline for asking questions
Friday 14 September 2018 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Friday 21 September 2018 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Specialist role
Developer
Summary of the work
The Office for Product Standards and Safety requires a highly skilled, collaborative Drupal 8 Developer with expertise in delivering digital services in line with the GDS Digital Service Standards.

They will iterate the PAR service with additional features from the product backlog, ensuring the Register continues to meet user needs.
Latest start date
Friday 9 November 2018
Expected contract length
12 months
Location
London
Organisation the work is for
Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS), part of BEIS
Maximum day rate
£600 - £750

About the work

Early market engagement
N/A
Who the specialist will work with
The Office for Product Safety and Standards Digital team.

We will provide the following roles that the procured specialist will work with:

Delivery Manager
Business Analyst
User Research Manager
Digital, Data & Technology (DDaT) Software Developer Apprentice (supporting UX and development)
Content Designer
Service Manager
Product Owner

The specialist will also work in association with the supplier providing the service support for PAR, contracted via the central BEIS DDaT team.
What the specialist will work on
Primary Authority Register (PAR) offers businesses the opportunity to form a legally recognised partnership with one local authority, which then provides reliable regulatory advice for other councils to take into account when carrying out inspections or dealing with non-compliance.

Regulators are required to use the PAR Register (https://primary-authority.beis.gov.uk/) for many of their transactions concerning businesses participating in PAR. The Register was redeveloped to support legislative changes which came into force on 1/10/17. We require a Drupal 8 Developer to help deliver ongoing iteration of the service in public beta.

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
The primary site will be 1 Victoria Street, London SW1H 0ET.

However, OPSS have other sites including an office in Birmingham and the specialist may be required to work there on occasion to engage with OPSS colleagues and stakeholders.
Working arrangements
The specialist will be located at 1 Victoria Street, London and adhere to BEIS normal working hours (09:00 - 17:00).

Suppliers must comply with the BEIS travel and subsistence policy.

There may be the occasional need to travel to OPSS offices in Birmingham.
Security clearance
Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) clearance required.

Additional information

Additional terms and conditions
N/A

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
  • Demonstrate how you will apply your skills and expertise to…
  • Develop production ready code in Drupal 8 for public Beta/live releases and how this will ensure the successful delivery of this service - 12%
  • Deliver digital services that meet the GDS Digital Service Standard criteria and pass GDS service assessments and how this will ensure the successful delivery of this service - 12%
  • Design and build services which meet accessibility standards to ensure the successful delivery of this service - 12%
  • Use existing automated testing environments and user acceptance testing and how this will ensure the successful delivery of this service - 12%
  • Implement continuous integration, delivery and deployment of code to ensure the successful delivery of this service - 12%
  • Coach and develop internal staff to become proficient in use of Drupal 8 - 10%
Nice-to-have skills and experience

How suppliers will be evaluated

How many specialists to evaluate
3
Cultural fit criteria
  • Demonstrate how you will…
  • Work with the OPSS digital team to develop a shared understanding of the PAR service and work openly and collaboratively to deliver a digital service – 5%
  • Collaborate with OPSS colleagues and other delivery partners to ensure that issues caused in the wider live environment are understood, communicated and actioned to ensure rapid resolution – 5%
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

70%

Cultural fit

10%

Price

20%

Questions asked by suppliers

1. What is the IR35 status?
Is there a current incumbent?
The IR35 status 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.

Yes, the incumbent supplier is The Engine Group Ltd t/a Transform.
2. Is there an opportunity for any remote working for this position?
Remote working will be possible as long as it is agreed with Safety and Standards beforehand, but we expect the specialist to be onsite at least 3 days a week.
3. Does the specialist need to have BPSS in place or will you support this for the right person?
We will support this if required.
4. Do you consider this inside or outside IR35
The IR35 status 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. Is this outside IR35?
The IR35 status 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.