Science Technology Facilities Council

Business Analyst/Project Manager Digital Infrastructure Department

Incomplete applications

10
Incomplete applications
9 SME, 1 large

Completed applications

12
Completed applications
10 SME, 2 large
Important dates
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Published Tuesday 18 December 2018
Deadline for asking questions Tuesday 25 December 2018 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Tuesday 1 January 2019 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Overview
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Specialist role Business analyst
Summary of the work In order to prioritise our 2019/20 projects effectively we need a business analyst to gather and analyse requirements on multiple projects, and produce supporting documentation. It's also necessary to look at departmental processes to identify where efficiency savings could be made; to feed into the project prioritisation decision making.
Latest start date Sunday 21 January 2018
Expected contract length 2 Months
Location South West England
Organisation the work is for Science Technology Facilities Council
Maximum day rate

About the work

About the work
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Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with You will work with the Senior Management Team, Technical Leads, Network and Infrastructure Architects, Project and Portfolio Managers in order to gain the information required.

You will report back directly to the Portfolio Manager.
What the specialist will work on 1.Read and analyse the Capital Projects Summaries for 2019
2. Establish crossovers between projects both technically and in terms of resource.
3. Conduct Requirements Gathering for Key Projects
4.Establish realistic timeframes for delivery across projects.
5. Produce documentation to support project initiation.

Work setup

Work setup
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Address where the work will take place The Business Analyst will work at the STFC offices at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Harwell near Didcot.
Working arrangements In order to meet with individuals to gather data data that will inform requirements and allow relevant documentation to be created it is envisioned that the majority of work will need to be carried out at the RAL site. However, the department is very agile in its approach to working arrangement, as long as primary objectives are achieved.
Security clearance The Business Analyst must have passed the Government Baseline Personnel Security Standard (or equivalent) pre-employment screening(https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/365602/HMG_Baseline_Personnel_Security_Standard.pdf) to ascertain they are entitled to work in the UK.
He/she must also have Basic Disclosure from Disclosure Scotland.

Additional information

Additional information
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Additional 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.

Skills and experience
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Essential skills and experience
  • Have at least 3 years experience as a business analyst working within an Digital/IT environment.
  • Have excellent communication, stakeholder management and influencing skills.
  • Have recent and relevant experience in evaluating risks and predicting potential problems
  • Have recent and relevant experience in requirements gathering for projects
  • Have worked in a diverse technical environment and have an awareness of Infrastructure, Network, Applications, Communications and Cloud Services
  • Understand how project lifecycles work
  • Have excellent written skills, and recent experience of writing technical documentation in plain english.
  • Completed a BCS (or equivalent) qualification in business analysis
  • Have a good understanding of ITIL processes
  • Operate in a diverse environment
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Operate at SFIA Level 5 in terms of Business Analysis
  • PRINCE2 Qualified
  • Experience of operating within the Public Sector
  • Experience of working in a science and research/academic environment.
  • ITIL Foundation or Practitioner

How suppliers will be evaluated

How suppliers will be evaluated
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How many specialists to evaluate 15
Cultural fit criteria
  • Be accountable for the work they are asked to deliver
  • Have a no-blame culture and encourage people to learn from their mistakes
  • Work as a team with our organisation and other suppliers
  • Be able to work with individuals from across the department who have competing priorities
  • To work with both highly technical and non-technical colleagues.
  • Be willing to share knowledge and experience with stakeholders, users and the Project Manager.
  • Constructively challenge the current business procedures for managing people, roles and organisational structures.
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Interview
  • Presentation
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

60%

Cultural fit

20%

Price

20%

Questions asked by suppliers

Questions asked by suppliers
Supplier question Buyer answer
1. Can you please confirm the IR35 decision on this role and the rate you will be looking to pay for this position? This role is outside of IR35.
The rate will be dependant upon the skills, experience and competencies of the successful bidder.
2. What is the maximum day rate for this Opportunity? I note it is left blank in the Opportunity detail however it would be useful to know a day in order to decide whether this is an Opportunity worth applying for. The rate will be dependant upon the skills, experience and competencies of the successful bidder.
This opportunity will be measured against deliverables.
We are expecting the maximum amount for the work to be up to £30,000 including VAT.
3. Is there a budget/day rate that you can share for this role? The rate will be dependant upon the skills, experience and competencies of the successful bidder.
This opportunity will be measured against deliverables.
We are expecting the maximum amount for the work to be up to £30,000 including VAT.
4. What is the IR35 status?

Is there a current incumbent?

What is the budget for this task?
This role is outside of IR35.

There is no current incumbent.

The rate will be dependant upon the skills, experience and competencies of the successful bidder.
This opportunity will be measured against deliverables.
We are expecting the maximum amount for the work to be up to £30,000 including VAT.
5. What is your maximum budget and/or day rate for this work The rate will be dependant upon the skills, experience and competencies of the successful bidder.
This opportunity will be measured against deliverables.
We are expecting the maximum amount for the work to be up to £30,000 including VAT.
6. Can expenses be recharged over and above the Opportunity value of £30k? If as part of the opportunity you are asked to travel to other sites, then these costs will be met by the business.
Expenses to conduct the work in the specified location at RAL will not be met.
7. Hi, is this role inside IR35 or outside IR35 regulations. This role is outside of IR35.
8. Hi, do you have a budget or price range for the person you are looking for? The rate will be dependant upon the skills, experience and competencies of the successful bidder.
This opportunity will be measured against deliverables.
We are expecting the maximum amount for the work to be up to £30,000 including VAT.
9. Is the buyer willing to sponsor the basic disclosure from disclosure Scotland? No - this must be paid for by the successful bidder.
10. Hi, if the candidate does not have the Basic Disclosure from Disclosure Scotland, will you support the candidate to get that clearance or would you only consider candidates having valid existing basic disclosure in place? If a candidate does not already have Disclosure Scotland, then they can get it prior to the start of the contract. It usually only takes a few days. However, it is the responsibility of the successful bidder to obtain the Disclosure Scotland.