Awarded to Jumar Solutions Limited

Start date: Monday 14 January 2019
Value: £210,060
Company size: SME

PS/18/255 CA GEN Developer Specialist

6 Incomplete applications

6 SME, 0 large

6 Completed applications

6 SME, 0 large

Important dates

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


Specialist role
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
Organisation the work is for
Maximum day rate
£600.00 per day inclusive of T&S

About the work

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

Address where the work will take place
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 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.

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 many specialists to evaluate
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


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

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