Awarded to LA International Computer Consultants Limited

Start date: Tuesday 2 July 2019
Value: £153,600
Company size: large
Her Majesty's Passport Office

Home Office- Her Majesty's Passport Office - Lead End-to-End Business Architect

14 Incomplete applications

14 SME, 0 large

21 Completed applications

18 SME, 3 large

Important dates

Published
Wednesday 29 May 2019
Deadline for asking questions
Friday 31 May 2019 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Wednesday 5 June 2019 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Specialist role
Business analyst
Summary of the work
A Lead End-to-End Business Architect to develop and maintain end-to-end and overarching business architecture and high-level business design activities
Latest start date
Monday 10 June 2019
Expected contract length
12 months
Location
London
Organisation the work is for
Her Majesty's Passport Office
Maximum day rate
Maximum day rate guide of around £650.

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
Business Architecture leads, Change portfolio team, Project Managers, Wider transformation programme and business stakeholders, specifically Business Analysts, Policy Leads, Strategy and Operational Leads, Service Design, Organisation Design, Performance
What the specialist will work on
Role includes but may not be limited to:

Objective:
•Develop & maintain end-to-end and overarching business architecture/ high-level design activities

Desired, leading:
•Integration of strategy development and business architecture
•Core Business Architecture domain development and Alignment with other design domains
•Translating business architecture to identify opportunities for transformation
•Assessment of strategies to implement transformation
•Development frameworks and models for Business Intelligence, enabling integration in the business
•Collaborative development of Business Architectural principles/standards across Home Office

Success Criteria:
•Alignment of architecture activities; within organisational meta-model, Service Design
•Integration of architecture activities to wider programmes of work
•Adherence to agreed standards/principles

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Globe House, 89 Eccelston Square, travel to other sites may be required.
Working arrangements
Full-Time, with some home working.
Security clearance
‘SC Clearance is required. HM Passport Office will support the clearance process’

Additional information

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.

Essential skills and experience
  • A proven track record in developing, mapping and improving end-to-end architecture in a large scale enterprise environment.
  • Extensive experience of Business Architecture domains and ensuring their integration with strategy and policy development and change delivery.
  • Extensive experience of working with a range of business design approaches and leading their integration with business architecture.
  • Be experienced of working in a range of project delivery environments, with targets set and reviewed on a weekly basis.
  • People and influence skills to work with senior stakeholders, whilst operating at board level to gain acceptance of architecture principles, outputs and secure access to people within working environment
  • Effective workshop set up, facilitation and execution.
  • Be able to develop domain expertise quickly, demonstrating sensitivity to the business and political context.
  • Have excellent interpersonal, influencing skills and a positive approach. Working effectively in the Home Office, wider Government, with specialists and subject matter experts (at different levels & various skillsets).
  • 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 own issues and drive them to resolution. Provide direction to inform sound business decisions based on business priority and technical feasibility
  • 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
  • Knowledge of Business Architecture Guild frameworks.

How suppliers will be evaluated

How many specialists to evaluate
3
Cultural fit criteria
Demonstrate excellence (for example, seek actionable feedback, set challenging targets, know users, deliver cost effective high level customer satisfaction).
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

60%

Cultural fit

20%

Price

20%

Questions asked by suppliers

1. Will this role fall inside or outside IR35?
We expect this engagement to be outside IR35, however status is assessed on a case-by-case basis.
2. please confirm if the role is inside or outside ir35
We expect this engagement to be outside IR35, however status is assessed on a case-by-case basis.
3. What is the IR35 Status on this role?
We expect this engagement to be outside IR35, however status is assessed on a case-by-case basis.
4. Is there an incumbent for this role?
Yes. There is currently an incumbent in post.
5. Please can you confirm if there is currently an incumbent in the role?
Yes. There is currently an incumbent in post.
6. Can the Authority confirm if an incumbent currently occupies this role, and if they will be invited to apply ?
There is an incumbent in post. The current contract is nearing expiry and the role is still required beyond the expiry date. Therefore, there is a need to re-tender for this role. HMPO is unable to advise if the incumbent will be submitting a bid. The incumbent may submit a bid should they so wish. The evaluation process will be fair and in line with policy.
7. What is the IR35 status?
We expect this engagement to be outside IR35, however status is assessed on a case-by-case basis.
8. Is there a current incumbent?
Yes. There is currently an incumbent in post.
9. Is there a current incumbent and if so will they be reapplying?
Yes. There is currently an incumbent in post. HMPO is unable to advise if the incumbent will be submitting a bid. The incumbent may submit a bid should they so wish. The evaluation process will be fair and in line with policy.
10. Is there an incumbent in the role and will it fall inside or outside or IR35?
Yes. There is currently an incumbent in post. HMPO is unable to advise if the incumbent will be submitting a bid. The incumbent may submit a bid should they so wish. The evaluation process will be fair and in line with policy.
We expect this engagement to be outside IR35, however status is assessed on a case-by-case basis.
11. I have an SC cleared architect for the role. However his current rate is £650. Is there any scope to increase the maximum rate?
The maximum day rate guide is around £650, we will accept day rates, around a similar region but not higher than £650
12. Is this a business analyst role, as described in the "Specialist role" section, or a business architect role, as described in the title?
This is a Business Architect role.
13. Is £650pd the maximum rate on offer for this role?
Yes
14. Please can you confirm the day rate-as it seems incompatible with the expansiveness and level of operation the role implies. I would expect the rate to secure a competent analyst/lead- not a strategist? Please confirm.
The maximum day rate guide is around £650, we will accept day rates around a similar region but not higher than £650.
15. Is that the correct budget for this task?
Yes, the maximum day rate guide is around £650, we will accept day rates around a similar region but not higher than £650.