Awarded to Evodia Limited

Start date: Tuesday 11 December 2018
Value: £29,600
Company size: SME
Foreign & Commonwealth Office

Consular Payments Business Analyst

11 Incomplete applications

11 SME, 0 large

13 Completed applications

11 SME, 2 large

Important dates

Published
Monday 1 October 2018
Deadline for asking questions
Monday 8 October 2018 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Monday 15 October 2018 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Specialist role
Business analyst
Summary of the work
Leading on the production and presentation of an initial outline business case to the relevant FCO Programme Boards, followed, on approval, by production of a more detailed business case to support the further implementation of improved payment and back office functionality across the FCO’s Consular Directorate.
Latest start date
Monday 29 October 2018
Expected contract length
8 weeks
Location
London
Organisation the work is for
Foreign & Commonwealth Office
Maximum day rate
Up to £750
We expect the consultant would be between a 4 and 5 using the SFIA scale of capability.

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
You will be working with a range of business leads across the Government Digital Service, Legalisation Office, FCO and overseas, including Finance Directorate, Consular staff and existing suppliers (CASEBOOK, BRIDGE and ETD Online) to help develop the business case, forecast project costs and requirements.
What the specialist will work on
Leading on the production and presentation of an initial outline business case to the relevant FCO Programme Boards, followed, on approval, by production of a more detailed business case to support the further implementation of improved payment and back office functionality across the FCO’s Consular Directorate. This will involve preparing the rationale, defining the scope, final review of strategic fit and options analysis, benefits measurement, requirements capture, defining project costs, resources and structure of a project team, timelines, and coordinating any project interdependencies. This work will build on existing research on payments delivered earlier this year.

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Foreign & Commonwealth Office, King Charles Street, London, SW1A 2AH
Some travel to Milton Keynes may be required.
Working arrangements
The specialist would be expected to co-locate with the Consular Finance Team in our offices in King Charles Street, London. They might occasionally be required to travel to our offices in Milton Keynes.
Security clearance
All staff working on FCO premises must be at least SC Cleared or capable of being cleared to SC. Bidders must confirm clearance of nominated resources. If required, FCO will initiate SC clearance.

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
  • Strong track record of project management and delivering complex change and experience of using project management methodologies e.g.Agile and PRINCE 2
  • Formulating clear and costed business cases
  • Excellent data analysis skills
  • Capturing business requirements for medium sized projects
  • Good understanding of user centred design and the importance of user research
  • Working on digital programmes and IT Systems
Nice-to-have skills and experience
Experience of working with gov.uk platforms, specifically pay and notify (3%)

How suppliers will be evaluated

How many specialists to evaluate
6
Cultural fit criteria
  • Confident in consulting multiple stakeholders, suppliers in the UK and overseas, developing and managing relationships and leading discussions with stakeholders to seek input and feedback
  • Working with technical and non-technical staff to understand requirements
  • Building good relationships and trust with teams both with and without departmental sponsors
  • Quickly joining teams and understanding their needs
  • Experience working in an agile manner
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Reference
  • Interview
  • Presentation
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

50%

Cultural fit

20%

Price

30%

Questions asked by suppliers

1. What is the IR35 Status?
Further discussions shall take place with the successful supplier at the appropriate 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.
2. Is there a current incumbent?
No
3. Is the maximum day rate specified inclusive of VAT?
The day rate does NOT include VAT.