Awarded to Expleo Technology UK Limited

Start date: Monday 7 January 2019
Value: £7,700
Company size: large
Belfast City Council

Software Automation/Robotics Specialist

3 Incomplete applications

1 SME, 2 large

3 Completed applications

2 SME, 1 large

Important dates

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


Specialist role
Summary of the work
Prove viability of automation/robotics technology to introduce efficient software testing procedures to meet the demands arising from increased requirement for OS and software patching.
The specialist will work with staff to analyse target software, identify tools and work with staff to build a simple technology-proving example.
Latest start date
Monday 7 January 2019
Expected contract length
2-3 weeks
Northern Ireland
Organisation the work is for
Belfast City Council
Maximum day rate

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
Target system specialists
Software Developers
Server & end user device Admin teams
What the specialist will work on
1. Analyse software required to be tested by automation/robotics techniques
2. Identify adequate tools to achieve outcomes.
3. Help build a tech proving solution, facilitating knowledge transfer to Council officers.
4. Help develop knowledge of viability of technology for automated software testing.

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
9 Adelaide St.
Working arrangements
To work closely with Digital Services team members face to face.
Must be given access to systems that require application of automation/robotics techniques for patch/upgrade testing.
Will need to work with multi-disciplinary team for the purposes of goal achievement and knowledge transfer.
Expect an engagement of approx. 2 weeks (10 days) to achieve this.
Security 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
  • Experience in implementing automation/robotics technolgy
  • Experience in applying automation/robotics technology to testing
  • Experience and knowledge of a range of appropriate open source and commercial tools
Nice-to-have skills and experience
Experience of working with software accessed via Microsoft Terminal Services

How suppliers will be evaluated

How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
  • Work well with a multi-disciplanary team
  • Be able to present and communicate with technical ICT management
  • Be able to transfer skills to technical team members
  • Experience of working in public sector
Assessment methods
Work history
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




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