Her Majesty’s Passport Office

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24 SME, 2 large
Important dates
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Published Wednesday 10 October 2018
Deadline for asking questions Friday 12 October 2018 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Wednesday 17 October 2018 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Overview
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Specialist role Developer
Summary of the work Specialist is required to work in the Public Protection Directorate Project team to develop the user stories that the BA defines based on the project. The developer will develop the User screens, micro services to interact with a locally installed database & APIs.
Required to work within security architecture guidelines.
Latest start date Monday 7 January 2019
Expected contract length 24Months total-Initial 12months-further period up to 12monthsdepending on business need&performance.
Location London
Organisation the work is for Her Majesty’s Passport Office
Maximum day rate The maximum day rate has not been given as we will assess the day rate for suppliers using the evaluation weighting we have disclosed on the requirements.

About the work

About the work
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Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with Specialist will be part of a Public Protection Directorate Project team working closely with the Technical Lead. Specialist will be required to work with multiple development teams and existing vendor to understand legacy and new data structures develop user screens and write micro services to manage the data in a secure environment.
What the specialist will work on A specialist is required to work in the Public Protection Directorate Project team, working with the Tech Lead and BA to implement the user stories defined by the BA. The deliverables are the implementation of the users stories defined for the project.
To configure application, data ingest, workflow and create personalisation request.

Work setup

Work setup
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Address where the work will take place Her Majesty's Passport Office, based in Victoria, Westminster and Croydon, with occasional travel across the UK.
Working arrangements We expect the specialist to work collaboratively with existing in-house project teams that are transforming the HMPO business processes/applications.

Service design and development must align with the HM Passport Office strategic technical architecture and technologies

Work is based in London and will involve the supplier being on site 5 days per week to work collaboratively with HMPO teams.

Travel to regional sites to be agreed, expenses incurred from travel outside of the M25/Greater London will be subject to H.M. Passport Office Travel and Subsistence Policy
Security clearance SC Clearance is required. HM Passport Office will support the clearance process.

Additional information

Additional information
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Additional terms and conditions Breakpoints to assess progress and quality will be set by mutual agreement.

We expect this engagement to be outside IR35; however status is assessed on a case-by-case basis. Standard Government Terms and Conditions for Expenses as covered in the DOS Contract.

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
  • Have demonstrable experience of successfully delivering digital solutions that collect and manage personal and/or sensitive information with appropriate controls and protection
  • Have demonstrable hands-on experience of Java, web application development, Micro services, postgresql, Git, Jenkins, Bash Scripting and Linux
  • Experience in working Agile methodologies, TDD (Test Driven Development) and (CI & CD) Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery
  • Experience in developing SOAP and REST API consumers.
  • Experience in data encryption at rest and in transit.
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Have demonstrable experience of successfully and collaboratively working, coaching and sharing knowledge with Public Sector client teams, particularly those with limited agile development experience.
  • Have demonstrable hands-on experience in rules and configuration management engines.
  • Have existing, valid SC Clearance

How suppliers will be evaluated

How suppliers will be evaluated
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How many specialists to evaluate 5
Cultural fit criteria
  • Be transparent and collaborative when making decisions.
  • Take responsibility for their work.
  • Can work with clients with low technical expertise.
  • Able to work within HMPO design, delivery and governance framework.
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

60%

Cultural fit

15%

Price

25%

Questions asked by suppliers

Questions asked by suppliers
Supplier question Buyer answer
1. What is the IR35 status on this role please? We expect this engagement to be outside IR35, however status is assessed on a case-by-case basis.
2. What is the daily rate for this role? The maximum day rate has been left blank intentionally, we will assess the day rate for suppliers using the evaluation weighting we have disclosed on the requirements.
3. Is there a current incumbent? There is no incumbent in post. This is a new role.
4. We have 2 strong candidates for both of the Developer roles, both candidates are SC Clearance, both eligible for DV clearance. Would you rather us submit the stronger candidate for the SC cleared role or the DV cleared role? Please submit the most suitable candidate with the relevant skills for the role. HM Passport Office will support the clearance process.
5. Please can you confirm that one of the Developer positions requires DV clearance and the other requires SC clearance. DV Clearance is required for the Developer job role ending 8001. SC Clearance is required for the Developer 1 job role ending 8005
6. I've noticed that on the Developer requirement ending 8001 the clearance required is DV whereas this one is SC. Can you confirm the clearance level that will need to be achieved for this position? DV Clearance is required for the Developer job role ending 8001. SC Clearance is required for the Developer 1 job role ending 8005
7. Hi, will you be able to sponsor for SC? Yes. HM Passport Office will support the clearance process.