DVLA

PS/18/255 CA GEN Developer Specialist

Incomplete applications

6
Incomplete applications
6 SME, 0 large

Completed applications

6
Completed applications
6 SME, 0 large
Important dates
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Published Wednesday 28 November 2018
Deadline for asking questions Friday 30 November 2018 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Wednesday 5 December 2018 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Overview
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Specialist role Developer
Summary of the work This is a specialist technical development role required to deliver an exceptionally high standard of code in accordance with the DVLA’s business requirements.
To undertake development work on the DVLA’s central vehicles management system (VSS).
To work on various projects to deliver mandatory legislative changes to the central vehicles system.
Latest start date Monday 21 January 2019
Expected contract length 9 months with option to extend for a further 9 months
Location Wales
Organisation the work is for DVLA
Maximum day rate £600.00 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 IT Service Creation teams in the DVLA.
What the specialist will work on Required to undertake development work on the DVLA’s central vehicles management system (VSS).The work includes technical analysis,low level design,production and unit testing of code using CA GEN.The work will entail UNIX scripting for data extraction and data management as well as working with complex batch scheduling systems. The specialist will be allocated to specific projects including, but not be limited to, changes to the calculation and collection of vehicles excise duty(VED) and also making other technical changes in accordance with business requirements and technical solutions. The requirements and technical solutions will be supported by DVLA’s business analysts and technical architects.

Work setup

Work setup
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Address where the work will take place DVLA, MORRISTON CAMPUS, LONGVIEW ROAD, MORRISTON, SWANSEA. SA6 7JL
Working arrangements The nature of the work dictates the location. Access to the necessary tooling is only available onsite.
Standard working week/hours to be managed by the Supplier as they see is appropriate.
Security clearance Minimum BPSS clearance is required or individual must be BPSS clearable.

Additional information

Additional information
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Additional terms and conditions 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.

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 development experience (minimum of 10 years) in CA GEN in a UNIX environment.
  • Provide evidence (minimum 5) year of using SQL with an Oracle (or equivalent) database.
  • Provide evidence (minimum 5 years) of using PL/SQL with Oracle databases.
  • Provide evidence of UNIX Shell scripting (minimum 3 years).
  • Provide evidence of batch scheduling in a UNIX environment (minimum 3 years)
  • Provide evidence of experience (minimum of 3 years) in definition and execution of formal unit tests.
Nice-to-have skills and experience Provide evidence (minimum of 1 year) of GEN development specifically on an AIX (IBM) platform.

How suppliers will be evaluated

How suppliers will be evaluated
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How many specialists to evaluate 10
Cultural fit criteria
  • Able to collaborate effectively with people of all seniorities and job types (minimum of 1 example).
  • Engaging with in-house staff and creating an environment of knowledge-sharing (minimum of 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. Can the Authority confirm if this is a new role, or an incumbent is in place? There is no incumbent in the role and this role does not exist in the Organisational structure, it is in addition to.
2. Is the quoted price exclusive of VAT or inclusive of VAT? The quoted price is exclusive of VAT
3. Is this position going to be inside IR35? The role is sitting outside of IR35