Awarded to Experis Limited

Start date: Monday 29 October 2018
Value: £175,500
Company size: large
DVLA ITS – Service Creation

PS-18-193 AIS Software Developer

9 Incomplete applications

9 SME, 0 large

6 Completed applications

3 SME, 3 large

Important dates

Thursday 20 September 2018
Deadline for asking questions
Monday 24 September 2018 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Thursday 27 September 2018 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Summary of the work
There is a requirement for a Software developer to carry out the Removal of Government Gateway from Driving Licence Online. Once complete, there is a further backlog of change pipeline work under the drivers squad, that require the same expertise that have been prioritised by Service Management.
Latest start date
Monday 29 October 2018
Expected contract length
6 Months + 6 months (extension disussion optional)
Organisation the work is for
DVLA ITS – Service Creation
Maximum day rate
For the supplier to propose.

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
This resource will sit within the Drivers Legacy Product Squad and liaise with the squad Business Analysts and Testers to complete this work.
What the specialist will work on
A Software Developer is required for the Removal of Government Gateway from a DVLA Service that is Java/Oracle based.
Further Drivers Service delivery pipeline of work will be required (that will be prioritised by the DVLA) to be delivered once the initial item of work is complete.

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
DVLA, Morriston, Swansea

DVLA, Richard Ley Development Centre, Swansea Vale, Swansea
Working arrangements
5 days per week on site for the initial completion of Removal of Government Gateway, work pattern for subsequent changes can be discussed.
Security clearance
BPSS clearance required, if SC clearance is required through the duration of the contract DVLA will sponsor.

Additional information

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 (minimum 3 years) of Application stack knowledge – with experience in Java 1.4, EJB, JDBC, XML, WSDL, JSP, HTML, JavaScript, Struts, Weblogic Application Server, Weblogic Workshop, Oracle, SQL
  • Provide evidence of (minimum 3 years) having a proven ability to understand and assess business and operational requirements, architectural goals and constraints
  • Provide evidence of (minimum 3 years) having excellent written and verbal communication skills, particularly the ability to communicate technical delivery matters simply and clearly too non-technical colleagues.
Nice-to-have skills and experience
• Provide evidence of working within an Agile squad, being a team players, in a technology based business environment (minimum of 1 example).

How suppliers will be evaluated

How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
• Evidence of being a proven expert in working with multiple stakeholders at all levels of the organisation, communicating effectively, establishing consensus and facilitating decision making (minimum of 1 example).
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Reference
  • Interview
  • Scenario or test
  • Presentation
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. Is there a current incumbent in this role?
This is a new requirement and thus there is no incumbent supplier.