The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) – ITS - creative services

PS-18-202 MIBI Engineering Service/Squad

Incomplete applications

9
Incomplete applications
6 SME, 3 large

Completed applications

4
Completed applications
3 SME, 1 large
Important dates
Opportunity attribute name Opportunity attribute value
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

Overview
Opportunity attribute name Opportunity attribute value
Summary of the work -Business analysis to identify and feed a pipeline of development work.
-Feed data into and develop a Microsoft Azure based MIBI solution in line with chosen architecture (appendix A).
-Automated development testing of solution
-This pipeline may be defined as high-level Epics, business/technology outcomes or detailed user stories/requirements.
Latest start date Monday 19 November 2018
Expected contract length 1 year with the option to extend for a further 1 year
Location Wales
Organisation the work is for The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) – ITS - creative services
Budget range Supplier to propose payment approach

About the work

About the work
Opportunity attribute name Opportunity attribute value
Why the work is being done As part of the DVLA IT Strategy, DVLA intends to re-architect and re-engineer all IT systems onto new, open-source, cloud-hosted commodity IT platforms. These systems are to provide a feed in to a cloud based MIBI data platform that can then be accessed by a wide range of users within the DVLA.
Problem to be solved The Supplier is to work alongside the current MIBI team to develop functionality that will enable DVLA to build the Strategic MIBI data Platform.

The supplier will work to identify and feed a pipeline of development work that will feed data into an Azure based MIBI solution. This pipeline may be defined as high-level epics, business/technology outcomes or detailed user stories/requirements. Dependencies and expected milestones will be discussed and a forecast delivery schedule agreed in advance of work commencing and throughout delivery.

DVLA is responsible for the overall solution architecture, systems integration and data migration.
Who the users are and what they need to do DVLA Business transformation projects, Information Assurance Group, Cyber Security, existing business area (e.g. Human Resources, Finance, Estates)
Early market engagement
Any work that’s already been done High level solution has been produced and limited development work has taken place within the existing MIBI development squad.
Existing team The IT Service Creation team in DVLA (which includes Technical Product Managers, Agile Delivery Managers, Delivery Managers, Business Analysts, Software Engineers, Infrastructure Engineers and Testers)

DVLA’s MIBI delivery structure consists of five software engineers, an agile delivery manager, product owner, architect, technical product manager and test manager.
Current phase Not applicable

Work setup

Work setup
Opportunity attribute name Opportunity attribute value
Address where the work will take place Longview Road, Morriston, Swansea, SA6 7JL
Working arrangements The supplier is expected to work from the DVLA Swansea Offices
Security clearance Minimum BPSS clearance or clearable.
If SC clearance is deemed required throughout delivery, DVLA will sponsor.

Additional information

Additional information
Opportunity attribute name Opportunity attribute value
Additional terms and conditions This service sits outside of IR35

Skills and experience

Buyers will use the essential and nice-to-have skills and experience to help them evaluate suppliers’ technical competence.

Skills and experience
Opportunity attribute name Opportunity attribute value
Essential skills and experience
  • Evidence and experience over a period of 3 or more years in delivering enterprise scale MIBI projects at pace, supported by delivery examples and contactable references.
  • Evidence and experience over a period of 3 or more years of delivering projects using modern delivery concepts such as Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery pipelines.
  • Evidence and experience over a period of 1 or more years of construction of delivering large scale Microsoft Azure cloud based MIBI solutions using Data Vault modelling.
  • Evidence and experience over a period of 3 or more years of current and future software tooling and frameworks used to build MIBI solutions.
  • Evidence and experience of 1 or more years of administration and security implementation of large scale Azure cloud-based MIBI solution covering platform security, administration, auditing, utilization, high availability, disaster recovery
  • Evidence and experience of 3 or more years of data source connectivity and ingestion. Connecting to structured/unstructured data contained within various types of storage platforms (relational/non-relational), on-premises and cloud.
  • Evidence and experience of 3 or more years delivering and administering metadata management allowing search/capture/store/reuse and publishing of metadata objects including dimensions/hierarchies/measures/performance metrics/key performance indicators/report layout objects and parameters.
  • Evidence and experience over a period of 3 or more years of delivering Extraction, Transformation and Loading (ETL)
  • Evidence and experience over 3 or more years of delivering self-service data preparation, enabling "Drag and drop" user-driven data combination of different sources. Creation of analytic models including user-defined measures/sets/groups/hierarchies.
  • Evidence and experience over a period of 1 or more years of data warehouse automation tools
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Evidence and experience delivering Machine learning MIBI solutions, including machine-learning-enabled semantic auto-discovery, intelligent joins, intelligent profiling, hierarchy generation, data lineage and data blending on varied data sources, including multi-structured data.
  • Evidence and experience delivering IT investments and large scale projects with a proven track record of meeting these in the simplest manner possible
  • Evidence detailing an example of 1 or more years using coding standards and techniques previously that could be implemented at DVLA.
  • Evidence and experience over a period of 3 or more years of working in a successful agile delivery environment.
  • Provide an example of being able to form effective relationships with people of all seniorities and job types
  • An example of how you enable Self-starters and inspire others to action
  • Provide an example of supporting enablement of in-house subject matter expertise, engaging with staff and creating an environment of knowledge sharing.
  • Provide 2 or more examples of communication and influencing skills.
  • Example of ability to coach, document and handover to staff

How suppliers will be evaluated

How suppliers will be evaluated
Opportunity attribute name Opportunity attribute value
How many suppliers to evaluate 10
Proposal criteria How the approach or solution meets your organisation’s policy or goal
Cultural fit criteria
  • Provide an example of being able to form effective relationships with people of all seniorities and job types
  • An example of how you enable Self-starters and inspire others to action
  • Provide an example of supporting enablement of in-house subject matter expertise, engaging with staff and creating an environment of knowledge sharing
  • Provide 2 or more examples of communication and influencing skills.
  • Example of ability to coach, document and handover to staff
Payment approach Time and materials
Assessment methods
  • Written proposal
  • Case study
  • Work history
  • Reference
  • Presentation
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

65%

Cultural fit

10%

Price

25%

Questions asked by suppliers

Questions asked by suppliers
Supplier question Buyer answer
1. Feed data into and develop a Microsoft Azure based MIBI solution in line with chosen architecture (appendix A)." – Please attach appendix A or indicate how these details can be viewed. Unfortunately the DOS framework does not have the facility to upload documents or attachments.

DVLA will be able to issue the requested Appendix A via email during the proposal stage, once suppliers have submitted the essential skills criteria.
2. Please clarify if working onsite is a mandatory requirement, or would you be open for a mixed (offshore and onsite) engagement model? The requirement is for onsite working.
3. Can DVLA confirm MIBI? Management Information and Business Insights.
4. Is the requirement for a specialist or a team and if the latter how many? The Supplier can propose the appropriate solution but DVLA, would anticipate a team/squad. For reference, DVLA’s current delivery squad structure consists of five software engineers, two test engineers, a business analyst and an agile delivery manager.
5. Correction:

Can DVLA confirm MIBI?
Correction:

Management Information Business Intelligence (MIBI)