Awarded to Calba

Start date: Monday 29 July 2019
Value: £138,000
Company size: SME
Disclosure Scotland


10 Incomplete applications

10 SME, 0 large

20 Completed applications

18 SME, 2 large

Important dates

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


Specialist role
Summary of the work
Developer (Java) required to provide technical capability and delivery capability to an emerging team in an award-winning transformation programme.
Latest start date
Monday 1 July 2019
Expected contract length
12 months initial, with an optional 12 months extension
Organisation the work is for
Disclosure Scotland
Maximum day rate

About the work

Early market engagement
Role is outside of IR35, there is no incumbant in place. Testing market with this advert with regards to day rate
Who the specialist will work with
The existing team is comprised mostly of supplier, contract and Civil Service resources. The specialist will be expected to be embedded into current delivery teams and will be expected to lead a small team.
What the specialist will work on
Specifically, we seek a Developer with experience of working with Service Oriented Architectures developed with Java and Spring Boot, who is passionate about working in agile environments.

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
1 Pacific Quay, Glasgow - attendance on-site is required for at least four days a week, with one day of optional working from home.
Working arrangements
The specialist is expected to be on-site for at least four days a week with one day optional working from home.
The specialist will be expected to attend all associated Agile ceremonies and make use of collaborative tooling (Slack, Skype, Google Docs, Confluence, Jira).
The specialist will be part of a blended team of resources and be expected to provide technical experience, guidance and knowledge transfer where required.
The specialist will adopt current, established ways of working
The specialist will be pro-active in the delivery of working software
Security clearance
SC level clearance is required for this position.

Disclosure Scotland will sponsor the SC application process where the specialist does not already have SC level clearance.

Additional information

Additional terms and conditions
Please provide a CV covering all Essential & nice to have criteria as appropriate to

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
  • Strong development background and ability to learn
  • Java 8
  • Spring Framework
  • REST APIs (JSON) Client & Server
  • GIT
  • JUnit
  • Please provide a CV - covering above to
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Business Process Management (BPM)knowledge, preferably Activiti or Alfresco Processing Services
  • Gradle
  • Groovy scripting
  • Agile experience (SCRUM)
  • PLease also detail nice to have skills and experience in CV as above

How suppliers will be evaluated

How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
  • Work as a team with our organisation and other suppliers
  • Be transparent and collaborative when making decisions
  • Have a no-blame culture and encourage people to learn from their mistakes
  • Take responsibility for their work
  • Share knowledge and experience with other team members
  • Can work with clients with low technical expertise
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. Can the authority confirm;
Do you just want CV's submitted for this role?
Do you require applicants to fill out the application form online ?
Do you require both?
we require CV's which clearly outline Essential and Nice to have criteria - suppliers can provide either Cv alone - or both Cv and response to each criteria
2. Under Working Arrangements, this role states the same criteria as the Lead Developer, such as "the specialist will be part of a blended team of resources and be expected to provide technical experience, guidance and knowledge transfer where required."
Is this also a "lead" role, involving guidance to other team members, or a hands-on developer?
The specialist will primarily be hands-on but may need to conduct knowledge transfer where necessary. This is not explicitly a leadership position.