ITS - Service Creation (ITS - SC) organisation in DVLA

PS-18-203 Integration Business Analyst

Incomplete applications

14
Incomplete applications
12 SME, 2 large

Completed applications

36
Completed applications
35 SME, 1 large
Important dates
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Published Wednesday 3 October 2018
Deadline for asking questions Friday 5 October 2018 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Wednesday 10 October 2018 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Overview
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Specialist role Business analyst
Summary of the work This specialist will carry out the business analyst function within the project, Leading the prioritisation and creation of user stories for the API Gateway and File Sharing solution within the DVLA.
Latest start date Monday 5 November 2018
Expected contract length 1 year with the option to extend for a further 1 year
Location Wales
Organisation the work is for ITS - Service Creation (ITS - SC) organisation in DVLA
Maximum day rate A maximum of £750 per day inclusive of T&S

About the work

About the work
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Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with Primarily with members of the API Gateway and File Sharing solution within the DVLA.
What the specialist will work on This specialist will carry out the business analyst function within the project, Leading the prioritisation and creation of user stories for the API Gateway and File Sharing solution within the DVLA.
They will work to the project and deliver
• Capturing features, epics, user stories
• Product backlog refinement
• Sprint Planning
• Daily Scrum
• Sprint Review
• Sprint Retrospective
The Specialist will also align these user stories at a portfolio level with those of the API Gateway and File Sharing product roadmap by engaging with the other squads to ensure consistency and highlight dependencies.

Work setup

Work setup
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Address where the work will take place DVLA, MORRISTON CAMPUS, LONGVIEW ROAD, MORRISTON, SWANSEA. SA6 7JL

RLDC, Swansea Enterprise Park, Morriston Swansea.
Working arrangements The nature of the work dictates the location.
Standard working week/hours to be managed by the Supplier as they see is appropriate.
Security clearance BPSS clearance required or to be clearable, if SC clearance is required through the duration of the contract DVLA will sponsor.

Additional information

Additional information
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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.

Skills and experience
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Essential skills and experience
  • Provide evidence of (minimum 3 years) working effectively as a business analyst within an Enterprise-scale structures, as a leader and team player, in a technology based business environment.
  • Provide evidence of (minimum 3 years) having a proven ability to elicit , analyse and model complex business and operational requirements, and work with engineering teams through to implementation.
  • Provide evidence of (minimum 3 years) having excellent written and verbal communication skills, particularly the ability to communicate complex delivery matters simply and clearly too non-technical colleagues.
  • Provide evidence of (minimum 3 years) having excellent stakeholder management and communication skills, up to senior management level.
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Provide evidence of (minimum 2 years) In-depth and up to date knowledge of using Jira and Confluence in large scale portfolio deliveries.
  • Provide evidence of (minimum 2 years) In-depth knowledge experience of project delivery via Agile methodologies.

How suppliers will be evaluated

How suppliers will be evaluated
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How many specialists to evaluate 10
Cultural fit criteria
  • Evidence of advising in the leading of business analysis activities with a strong focus on the transformation of complex, high volume transactional digital services. (minimum 1 example)
  • Evidence of advising in the leading of business analysis activities with a strong focus on the transformation of complex, high volume transactional digital services. (minimum 1 example)
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Reference
  • Interview
  • Scenario or test
  • Presentation
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

70%

Cultural fit

10%

Price

20%

Questions asked by suppliers

Questions asked by suppliers
Supplier question Buyer answer
1. Is there an opportunity to hold a question and answer session regarding the role? It would be feasible at the short-listing stage that a Q&A could be held, at this stage however, all Q&A’s are published for all potential Supplier’s visibility.
2. Please can you confirm whether or not this role will be inside/outside IR35 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.
3. Is there an incumbent in the role and will they be re-applying through DOS? There is no current incumbent.
4. Is there a chance that the candidate can work from home 1 or 2 days a week? Yes, DVLA will consider the possibility of working from home 1 day a week, and as per the DOS advert, the standard working week/hours are to be managed by the Supplier as they see is appropriate.
5. Could you also kindly confirm the maximum number of specialists that each supplier is able to submit against this opportunity? There is no maximum, a Supplier can submit as any as meet the requirements and submit them individually.
6. Is the maximum rate inclusive of VAT? No the maximum rate does not include VAT.
7. As a consultancy, we may have many BA’s who would be interested in these 10 positions, how can I submit all their details at the same time? Please note there is only 1 Integration Business Analyst role available.