Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG)

MHCLG need a senior business analyst to support the re-procurement of new EPBR service.

Incomplete applications

Incomplete applications
12 SME, 0 large

Completed applications

Completed applications
16 SME, 1 large
Important dates
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Published Wednesday 21 November 2018
Deadline for asking questions Wednesday 28 November 2018 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Wednesday 5 December 2018 at 11:59pm GMT


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Specialist role Business analyst
Summary of the work MHCLG need an experienced senior business analyst to undertake a number of business, technical, analytical and project management related activities to support the re-procurement of the new Energy Performance of Buildings Register service.
Latest start date Wednesday 2 January 2019
Expected contract length Until 30 April 2018
Location London
Organisation the work is for Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG)
Maximum day rate A budget within a range between £50k to £70K has been allocated for work on this project.

About the work

About the work
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Early market engagement Covered below.

Further information can be found at:

and the outputs from Discovery show and tell presentation slide pack.

Please note that the above link should remain open for 7 days. Please download as quickly as possible,

Energy-Performance-of-Buildings-(EPB)-Registers contracts are due to expire shortly. The Department is preparing to buy/build a new service to maintain continuous service delivery for England/Wales and Northern Ireland. The current service facilitates the lodgement and retrieval of Energy-Performance-Certificates.

Further information can be found at

MHCLG need a Senior Business Analyst to continue development of the current Outline-Business-Case (OBC), seeking approval for funding/justification of the project. With GDS Service Standards, the project needs to develop an agile programme business case to support digital transformation of the current EPB-Register-Services. Re-procurement, user, business and technical specifications need to be captured to meet business needs.
Who the specialist will work with The successful supplier will work alongside an internal project delivery team (Product Owner, Programme Management Office, and associated management support); and departmental subject matter experts (SME's) (including IT, digital, data, legal, commercial, and policy). The successful supplier will also work with the successful supplier who are chosen to deliver the Alpha phase for the Energy Performance of Buildings Register service too.
What the specialist will work on MHCLG requires a business analyst to;

• Deliver a further iteration of Outline-Business-Case (OBC) to support re-procurement, making economic-and-technical benefits/approach to be taken.

• Develop-an-agile-Programme-Business-Case-(PBC)-to support a new digital-service-to-replace-the-existing-service.

• Update the EPB-Service-and-Business process-flow in conjunction with discovery/alpha outputs.

• Capture Business/service-requirements and develop- functionality/design specification-to -meet-business-needs.

• Support procurement/project-delivery to ensure management-of-key-project-risks.

• To meet business needs, capture re-procurement, user, business and technical specifications.

• To ensure orderly delivery of the project, key plans, technical, commercial, transitional and delivery risks need to be managed effectively and efficiently .

Work setup

Work setup
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Address where the work will take place All work will be delivered at the MHCLG office located at 2 Marsham Street, London, SW1P 4DF.
Working arrangements We would prefer someone to work on site full time and will consider working remotely 1-2 days a week with agreement.

We expect the successful candidate/supplier to work with us on a weekly sprint basis.

Travel/expenses to the primary site in 2 Marsham Street cannot be reimbursed by MHCLG.
Security clearance CTC or above is essential to avoid staff escorting on site. There is no requirement for supplier personnel to be security cleared. BPSS clearance will be required to access MHCLG's ICT systems.

Please make it clear whether staff have CTC security clearance or not when submitting responses.

Additional information

Additional information
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Additional terms and conditions 1. All materials/outputs derived from the contract shall be the property of MHCLG.

2. GDPR requirements will be discussed and agreed once the successful supplier has been notified (as part of discussions to agree the wording of the call-off 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
  • Demonstrate (with specific examples) experience in delivery of business analytical support
  • Demonstrate experience of delivering an effective business and agile programme business case to support a digital service procurement;
  • Outline your experience of delivering business and technical requirements to meet the business needs, utilising cloud/technical opportunities and handling complexity and challenging timeline for delivery.
  • Provide (with specific examples) your experience of where you have been involved during the designing and delivering Cloud-based MVP solutions (for alpha-prototype, private-beta and/or public-live service)
  • Demonstrate your analytical approach to the management of technical, commercial and delivery risks
  • Demonstrate your experience working to the Digital Service Standard, ideally at alpha and Beta
  • Demonstrate your experience (with specific examples) of where you have supported and drafted business case to support a business decision.
Nice-to-have skills and experience

How suppliers will be evaluated

How suppliers will be evaluated
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How many specialists to evaluate 4
Cultural fit criteria
  • Approach and methodology
  • Be transparent and collaborative
  • Value for Money
  • Timescales to deliver the project
  • Technical Solution
  • Flexible approach from supplier
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Interview
  • Scenario or test
  • Presentation
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

Questions asked by suppliers
Supplier question Buyer answer
1. The link( is no longer active and is not 7 days yet since this opportunity was published. Could please have a look? Apologies. Please find attached new link (below).

This link will be available for the next 6 days.
2. Can you advise does this assignment sit inside or outside of IR35? This role should be inside IR35. Arrangements for this shall be agreed with the successful supplier .
3. What is the length of the contract? As the requirement states, it starts on 2 January 2019 and is currently scheduled to end on 30 April 2019 (in effect 4 months).
4. Can the authority please confirm the IR35 status of this requirement. Please see our response to Question 2.
5. Can the authority please confirm if there is a current incumbent within this role. This is a new requirement, so the answer to this question is no.
6. Is this role deemed inside or outside of IR35? Please see our response to Question2.
7. Hi, Is this role outside IR35 or inside IR35? Please see our response to Question 2.
8. Hi, is the budget quoted for this role inclusive of VAT or VAT is extra? VAT is exclusive for this requirement.
9. I called into your earlier phone conference and was left holding for some 15 minutes before dialling off. Did the conference call take place as per your advertised time and date? We are really sorry about this. A fault with our conference phone line meant that we could not access the conference call. We tried dialling in from a mobile but for whatever technical reason, we were unable to start the conference call. Once again, apologies for this. Please ask any other questions on this through the Digital marketplace portal.