Awarded to Gofore UK Limited

Start date: Tuesday 8 January 2019
Value: £40,950
Company size: SME
Health Education England (HEE)

Front End Developer - development of digital health information services

20 Incomplete applications

20 SME, 0 large

15 Completed applications

15 SME, 0 large

Important dates

Monday 3 December 2018
Deadline for asking questions
Wednesday 5 December 2018 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Monday 10 December 2018 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Summary of the work
An experienced Front End Developer using open source tools and cloud technologies such as:
• Angular (4+), JavaScript, Bootstrap and Responsive Design.
• Development on Azure cloud hosting
• BDD: Jasmin and Protractor
• DevOps Tools: Jenkins, Ansible and Docker
• Source Control: GitHub
• Working 'Agile' (using Scrum)
Latest start date
Monday 7 January 2019
Expected contract length
Three months (potential for extension)
Organisation the work is for
Health Education England (HEE)
Maximum day rate
We decided not to set a maximum day rate or disclose our budget constraints. We seek excellent value for money and affordability.

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
You'll be expected to work with the following:

- Scrum Master, Service Managers (Product Owners) and Team (incl. BAs, UI/UX, Test Lead, Front End and Full Stack Developers, Ops)

Stakeholders such as:
- Trainees (of the medical, dental, pharmacy and healthcare science profession)
- (Hospital) Trust administrators and managers
- Business Managers and subject experts
- Others involved in the education and training of the multi professional healthcare workforce

Third party suppliers
- Legacy and future suppliers
What the specialist will work on
A Front End Developer is required to support an information system produced in-house by Health Education England's TIS Programme Development Team.

This team built and continues to develop the primary system for the administration and management of all trainee doctors and dentists in the NHS in England. It is an incredibly important system ensuring the NHS has sufficient numbers of healthcare professionals for the nation’s future needs.

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Health Education England
Floor 3
Stewart House
Russell Square
Working arrangements
To be in the London office for core days and flexible working by arrangement.

The role is outside of IR35.

There is an expectation that the successful candidate will start in January.
Security clearance

Additional information

Additional terms and conditions
The awarded supplier will also need to adhere to the principles set out in the standard NHS 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.

Essential skills and experience
  • Have Angular 4
  • Have Elastic Search
  • Have MySQL, MSSQL and Redis
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Have Bootstrap skills and experience
  • Have Javascript (ES6 Typescript) skills and experience
  • Have Npm skills and experience
  • Have Grunt skills and experience
  • Have Gulp skills and experience
  • Have Jhint skills and experience
  • Have Jasmine and Karma skills and experience
  • Have Protractor, Cucumber and Gherkin skills and experience
  • Have Jenkins, Ansible and Docker skills and experience
  • Have Maven skills and experiences
  • Have Scrum experience
  • Enjoy teaching/pairing and learning
  • JIRA and Confluence experience

How suppliers will be evaluated

How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
  • Demonstrate ability to work effectively in a mixed supplier team
  • Work transparently and collaboratively in a no-blame culture, encouraging all to fail fast and learn from mistakes
  • Demonstrate experience of supporting and coaching other team members
  • Evidence their confidence to challenge the status quo
  • Evidence ability to work with clients with low technical expertise
  • Evidence of taking responsibility for their work
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Reference
  • Interview
  • Scenario or test
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. Considering price accounts for 30% of overall score and we are only allowed to put one candidate forward, would it be possible for you to give us some guide on rate/ budget? Is their a maximum for you? Do you have a points scale based on rate?
We have decided not to disclose our budget as we are seeking excellent value for money and affordability.
2. Please let us know what reference do we need to provide? do we need to provide contact details ?
Please provide the contact details (email and where possible a telephone number) for the last two employers.