Home Office

IIT Proc400 IE Business Analysts (x4)

Incomplete applications

30
Incomplete applications
25 SME, 5 large

Completed applications

29
Completed applications
28 SME, 1 large
Important dates
Opportunity attribute name Opportunity attribute value
Published Tuesday 26 February 2019
Deadline for asking questions Thursday 28 February 2019 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Tuesday 5 March 2019 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Overview
Opportunity attribute name Opportunity attribute value
Specialist role Business analyst
Summary of the work We are currently working on a large scale business transformation programme within a key department in the Home Office. The Business Analysts will be required to develop a deep understanding of the current organisational landscape and identify transformation opportunities aligned to our architectural business motivation model
Latest start date Monday 1 April 2019
Expected contract length 1 Year
Location London
Organisation the work is for Home Office
Maximum day rate Up to £550 plus VAT

About the work

About the work
Opportunity attribute name Opportunity attribute value
Early market engagement N/A
Who the specialist will work with Business Architecture leads, Change portfolio team, Project Managers, Wider transformation programme and business stakeholders.
What the specialist will work on We are currently working on a large scale business transformation programme within a key department in the Home Office. The Business Analysts will be required to develop a deep understanding of the current organisational landscape and identify transformation opportunities aligned to our architectural business motivation model

Work setup

Work setup
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Address where the work will take place 2 Marsham Street London SW1P 4DF. Travel to other sites may be required.
Working arrangements Full time Office Hours with some travel for engagement meetings in the UK. T&S will not be payable for travel to sites within the M25. Travel outside of the M25 will be subject to HO T&S policy
Security clearance SC minimum or ability to be cleared to SC level.

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
Opportunity attribute name Opportunity attribute value
Essential skills and experience
  • A proven track record in mapping, developing and improving end-to-end processes in a large scale enterprise environment.
  • Be able to use and have had experience using common business centric process mapping techniques and languages.
  • Be familiar with Business Architecture concepts including Motivational Modelling, Value Stream Mapping and Capability Modelling.
  • Be experienced of working in a range of project delivery environments, with targets set and reviewed on a weekly basis.
  • Have the people skills to work with senior stakeholders to secure access to interviewees in their working environment.
  • Effective workshop set up, facilitation and execution.
  • Be able to develop domain expertise quickly.
  • Have excellent interpersonal and influencing skills and a positive approach.
  • Have ability to think creatively and be able to articulate innovative ideas to solving complex business problems.
  • Have ability to evaluate information and present in such a way that is easily understood by the target audience, including through written and oral communication.
  • Have ability to evaluate information and present in such a way that is easily understood by the target audience, including through written and oral communication.
  • Have know-how of how to identify and raise project dependencies, whilst working in a wider team with multiple projects in-flight.
Nice-to-have skills and experience Previous experience using Enterprise Modelling tools.

How suppliers will be evaluated

How suppliers will be evaluated
Opportunity attribute name Opportunity attribute value
How many specialists to evaluate 8
Cultural fit criteria
  • Demonstrate excellence (for example, seek actionable feedback, set challenging targets, know users, deliver cost effective high level customer satisfaction).
  • Show a commitment to ensuring a team understands the user need over simply delivering work, whilst recognising wider demands and influences on delivery.
  • Transparent and collaborative when making decisions and recommendations. Have a no-blame culture and encourage people to learn from their mistakes.
  • Demonstrate courage (for example, express controversial views, confront reality, make tough decisions, question actions inconsistent with group behaviours, candid about progress/estimates) in an appropriate and professional manner.
  • Demonstrate vulnerability (for example, declare uncertainty, fear, recognise mistakes, apologise, and acknowledge weaknesses).
  • Demonstrate responsibility (for example, act like a leader, serve your team, provide solutions to problems, engage in external/internal environments, seek the best for the organisation beyond your team).
  • Demonstrate simplicity (for example, take simple steps to goals, do less but better, mitigate failures, talk straight with respect).
  • Demonstrate enthusiasm (for example, bring whole self to work, celebrate success, share passion and energy with others, optimistic, and be positive).
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Interview
  • Scenario or test
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

60%

Cultural fit

20%

Price

20%

Questions asked by suppliers

Questions asked by suppliers
Supplier question Buyer answer
1. Could you please confirm the IR35 status of this role (1 of 11 questions on the status of the roles in relation to IR35. All roles are inside IR35
2. What SFIA level do you envisage this role being All submissions will be evaluated as per the evaluation criteria, where cost forms 20% of the overall score. I cannot comment on the SFIA level.
3. It was our understanding that DOS Specialists Opportunities were for one role only and, with the opportunity presented in this way, we are prevented from applying for three other positions. Is this permitted?”
1 of 12 questions of a similar nature.
I will be withdrawing this role and advertising the 4 roles separately
4. We have a specialist who is based in Lancashire, would the client consider the specialist being based in your Salford office or alternatively working from home one day per week? Location of the candidate does not form part of the evaluation. The Home Office makes use of smarter working, and working from home forms part of smarter working. Any agreement to smarter working practices, are still at the discretion of the Department and business needs
5. Will the Home Office sponsor SC clearance for candidates that are willing to undergo SC clearance? Security Clearance cannot be considered as part of the evaluation. If a candidate does not have security clearance, and is successful, they will need to go through the Security clearance process before starting
6. Are there any current incumbents in this area?
1 of 7 questions about incumbents
There are incumbents who are likely to re-apply if they or their supplier are interested - however I just want to make clear that we’ll only be selecting candidates who we think are the right fit for the roles advertised, regardless of whether they are incumbent or not.
7. Is the role based in central London or the Croydon site? This will be answered when the roles are re-advertised
8. Can the Authority confirm what Enterprise Modelling tool they are currently using? This will be answered when the roles are re-advertised
9. Please can you provide some additional information regarding timescales, specifically when do you anticipate that shortlisting will take place, when do you plan for interviews to be held and when are you looking to award contracts? This will be answered when the roles are re-advertised
10. Is remote-working available for this role? If so, how many days? The Home Office makes use of smarter working, and working from home forms part of smarter working. Any agreement to smarter working practices, are still at the discretion of the Department and business needs
11. Please can you advise if there is any specific technology or sector experience that would help differentiate candidates/suppliers? Please can you advise if there is any specific technology or sector experience that would help differentiate candidates/suppliers?
12. For those who have submitted a response, and to those considering responding. Please accept my apologies for withdrawing this procurement. I will be re-advertising the 4 roles separately, later this week.
Please feel free to re-apply.
Thank you