Ministry of Defence, Defence Business Services

Developer MOD Request a Military Service Record Beta

Incomplete applications

5
Incomplete applications
3 SME, 2 large

Completed applications

4
Completed applications
3 SME, 1 large
Important dates
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Published Monday 7 January 2019
Deadline for asking questions Monday 14 January 2019 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Monday 21 January 2019 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Overview
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Specialist role Developer
Summary of the work Developer for the Beta phases of the request a service record project. Responsible for developing service prototypes, integrating gov.uk/pay and gov.uk/notify and establishing a search tool for record data in line with the Government Digital Service Standard and Government Technology Code of Practice.
Latest start date Sunday 14 January 2018
Expected contract length 45 days plus optional 15 days
Location Yorkshire and the Humber
Organisation the work is for Ministry of Defence, Defence Business Services
Maximum day rate

About the work

About the work
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Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with The developer will be expected to work with Subject matter experts from MOD Disclosure Branches, Policy Leads and members of the public including key user groups for example, genealogists.
What the specialist will work on MOD is seeking a Developer to improve access to historical records. The developer will support the service manager to ensure that MOD meets its business objectives for enhancing access to historic military service records via www.gov.uk
The developer will join a team which includes Service Manager, Delivery Manager, Technical Architect, user researcher and Solutions Architect.

Work setup

Work setup
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Address where the work will take place Primary locations Portsmouth or York or remote working.
Working arrangements A typical working day is 9am-5pm (however working outside of these hours may be required due to the business/project need)

The role is based in Portsmouth or York but there may be travel involved to other regions of the country. Travel expenses outside of the locations will be covered.
Security clearance SC clearance required

Additional information

Additional information
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Additional terms and conditions Cabinet Office (CO) Travel and Subsistence policy will apply. All expenses must be pre-agreed between the parties and must comply with the CO T&S policy

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 working alongside a user researcher and technical architect using user centred design practices ti ensure user stories and user research are at the heart of product design.
  • Proven ability to design services to meet valid user needs including planning, desighning and conducting usability testing of prototypes.
  • Proven experience in use of industry standard web application technologies such as HTML, CSS, JAVA, Javascript, PHP, Ruby and Python.
  • Proven experience in use of servie-based technologies such as SOAP, RESTful APIs, XML messaging and JSON.
  • Experience of working using Agile Methology
  • Experience Delivering outputs in line with the Governement Digiatl Service Standard, Government Digital Service Design Manual and Government Technology Code of Practice and assessment process
  • Experience of deploying and building web applications on Cloud Foundry using buildpacks and the CLI.
  • Experience of deploying products to meet the needs of assisted digital users to ensure the service is designed to enable maximum digital take up.
  • Proven experience of iterative product development based on ser needs and stories.
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Understanding of Government Digital Service design principles
  • Experience designing services for GOV.UK
  • Experience working in multidisciplinary agile teams

How suppliers will be evaluated

How suppliers will be evaluated
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How many specialists to evaluate 6
Cultural fit criteria
  • Be transparent and collaborative when making decisions.
  • Experience of successful collaborative working as part of a multi supplier delivery team sharing knowledge within the team.
  • Create and maintian an agile working environment.
  • Take responsiblity for their work.
  • Can work with clients with low technical expertise.
  • Able to challenge the status quo and use persuasion skills to achive business buy-in.
  • Have a no-blame culture and encourage people to learn from their mistakes.
  • Bring agile minset and principles into pratctice.
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Reference
  • Interview
  • Scenario or test
  • Presentation
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

65%

Cultural fit

15%

Price

20%

Questions asked by suppliers

Questions asked by suppliers
Supplier question Buyer answer
1. Is this role within IR35? The role has been assessed as being outside of the IR35 Intermediaries Legislation
2. What budget for this task? As per framework rates
3. What is the IR35? The role has been assessed as being outside of the IR35 Intermediaries Legislation.
4. What is the budget for this task? As per framework rates
5. Are you considering applicants without current SC but are wiling to get this? Due to the short timescale for this work, applicants must have SC clearance at start date.
6. What is the timescale as the earliest start date that's published is Sunday 14th January 2018? We would like the start date to be as son as possible. The latest date is 1st March 2019.
7. For remote working, will ITT be provided, or is it the specialist's responsibility to have their own? The specialist must have their own IT for remote working.
8. You've listed Java, Ruby, and PHP. IT's incredibly rare a Developer would have al4 back end languages. These are examples, it is not a requirement to have al 4.
9. What are the primary technologies needed for this role? . industry standard web application technologies for example, HTML, CS, JAVA, JavaScript, PHP, RUBY and Python.
. service-based technologies such as SOAP, RESTful APIs, XML messaging and JSON
10. Can you confirm the start date of 14 January 2018? The latest start date is 1st March 2019
11. Can you please confirm the start date of Sunday 14 January2018? The latest start date is 1 March 2019.
12. Is this requirement inside or outside IR35? The role has been assessed as being outside of the Intermediaries Legislation.
13. Is this role outside of IR35 or inside IR35 regulations? the role has been assessed as being outside of the IR35 Intermediaries Legislation.
14. Do you have a maximum budget in mind for this role? As per framework rates
15. Do you want candidates having existing SC clearance in hand or/would you support in applying for SC clearance for the person if he/she doesn't hold the existing clearance? Due to the short timescale for this work, applicants must have SC clearance at start date.
16. The start date in the listing has already passed. What is the latest start date for this role? The latest start date is 1st March 2019
17. What is the daily rate? As per framework rate.
18. Please confirm timescales that we're working to? The latest start date is 1st March 2019.
19. Will you support the person in getting SC clearance or only looking for a person having existing SC clearance in hand? Due to the short timescale for this work, applicants must have SC clearance at start date.
20. Is this role outside IR35 or inside IR35? The role has been assessed as being outside of the IR35 Intermediaries Legislation.
21. Is this role outside IR35 or inside IR35? The role has been assessed as being outside of the IR35 Intermediaries Legislation.
22. Would you provide in getting SC clearance to the selected person if he/she doesn't hold the existing clearance or are you looking at candidates having existing clearance or are you looking at candidates having existing valid SC in hand before they apply? Due to the short timescale for this work, applicants must have SC clearance at start date.