GDS on behalf of Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

WP1708 Interaction Designer for EU-Emissions Trading System

Incomplete applications

8
Incomplete applications
8 SME, 0 large

Completed applications

14
Completed applications
13 SME, 1 large
Important dates
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Published Monday 19 November 2018
Deadline for asking questions Wednesday 21 November 2018 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Monday 26 November 2018 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Overview
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Specialist role Designer
Summary of the work The requirement is for an interaction designer who has the ability to create high-fidelity user-interfaces using the GOV.UK (GDS) design patterns and standards. The designer will join a multidisciplinary agile team of delivery, user research and software engineering.
Latest start date Monday 17 December 2018
Expected contract length Duration of Alpha
Location London
Organisation the work is for GDS on behalf of Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
Maximum day rate £600 per day

About the work

About the work
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Early market engagement No early market engagement undertaken.
Who the specialist will work with The specialist will be working as part of the EU Emissions Trading System team which are developing a service to replace the current service should the UK exit from the European Union and no longer be a member of the EU ETS. As some team members may be more junior or new to agile ways of working, the role could include elements of coaching and mentoring. The specialist will need to assist in managing wider stakeholder expectations and respond in ways that other people understand. The team consists of a DM, UR, BA, PM, TA and Dev.
What the specialist will work on Working collaboratively with the alpha team to build and test prototypes of the ETS service with end-users. The discovery recommended a list of prioritised journeys/features to be prototyped. The specialist will show the value of working in a user-centred, agile way. The team may consider doing design sprints, thus facilitation experience would be valuable. Work will be informed and iterated based on user-needs gathered through research and usability testing. Key patterns and learnings developed in this process will be reused. The role will involve prototyping on all levels of fidelity, from paper to use of the GDS design toolkit.

Work setup

Work setup
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Address where the work will take place Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) :
1 Victoria Street, Westminster, London, SW1E 5ND
Working arrangements Monday to Friday. A professional working day, hours and working pattern are needed to deliver the service efficiently.
Mainly based from our office in Westminster, London
Security clearance Minimum Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS)

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
  • Experience designing digital services that meet the needs of users and experience of interaction design for the web
  • Be able to sketch and prototype on paper and in HTML
  • Ability to work closely with user researchers to understand and interpret data, analytics and user research findings.
  • Able to translate user needs into simple, clear user interfaces.
  • Knowledge and passion for, user centred design practices in public facing and internal services and applications.
  • Experience of working to an established set of design standards.
  • Substantial knowledge of WCAG accessibility standards and good accessibility practices.
  • Conviction that digital services should meet the needs of all users so that no one is excluded, with particular reference to access needs and assisted digital.
  • Strong communication skills; confident in explaining user-centred design decisions to stakeholders. Skilled at justifying design decisions with reference to evidence from user research.
  • Ability to simplify complex information (So anyone can understand it - especially to stakeholders) be able to explain ideas in a way that other people understand
  • Experience of working in a multidisciplinary team in an agile development environment. Able to work at pace; at ease with rapidly changing deadlines, workloads and goals.
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Experience of working on government services using the Digital Service Standard and Government Design Principles
  • Experience editing and challenging content created by others in a constructive manner.
  • Experience of engaging stakeholders to improve understanding of the importance of good content design.

How suppliers will be evaluated

How suppliers will be evaluated
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How many specialists to evaluate 3
Cultural fit criteria
  • Work well in a collaborative agile team
  • Be open and inviting of the views of others
  • Be adaptive to constant changes
  • Working with non-technical colleagues with limited past exposure to digital ways of working
  • Demonstrate responsibility (for example, act like a leader, serve your team, look for solutions, engage in external/internal environments, seek the best for the organisation beyond your team)
  • Demonstrate enthusiasm (for example, bring whole self to work, celebrate success, share passion and energy with others, optimistic)
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

60%

Cultural fit

20%

Price

20%

Questions asked by suppliers

Questions asked by suppliers
Supplier question Buyer answer
1. Is there an incumbent in place, and if so will they be applying? There is no incumbent in post. This is a new role.
2. Is this role outside IR35? We expect this engagement to be outside IR35, however status is assessed on a case-by-case basis.
3. Will this requirement fall inside or outside of IR35? We expect this engagement to be outside IR35, however status is assessed on a case-by-case basis.
4. Can the authority please confirm the IR35 status of this role. We expect this engagement to be outside IR35, however status is assessed on a case-by-case basis.
5. We have a talented candidate but his rate is higher than your maximum daily rate. Is there any flexibility on the day rate? There is no flexibility on the day rate, £600 per day is the highest rate we can offer
6. How long to you feel this contract will be for? We estimate the alpha to last until the end of March 2018
7. Can you give a rough estimation on how long the Alpha phase of this project will run, or at least give a rough guide as to how long the contract will be in terms of weeks or months? We estimate the alpha to last until the end of March 2018
8. How long will the initial contract be We estimate the alpha to last until the end of March 2018
9. Does the authority have any idea on the expected duration of the Alpha phase. We estimate the alpha to last until the end of March 2018
10. What is the expected duration of the alpha stage? We estimate the alpha to last until the end of March 2018
11. What duration do you anticipate the Alpha phase to be and will there be the need for the successful Consultant to support additional phases of this project? We estimate the alpha to last until the end of March 2018. We have no further timescales for additional phases
12. RE Contract Length – do you have a predicted timescale i.e. 2 months please? Is there any possibility of extension past Alpha? We estimate the alpha to last until the end of March 2018. We have no further timescales for additional phases
13. Can you confirm does this assignment sits inside or outside of IR35? We expect this engagement to be outside IR35, however status is assessed on a case-by-case basis.
14. What is the expected duration of the assignment – Phase 1? We estimate the alpha to last until the end of March 2018. We have no further timescales for additional phases