NaBIS Database Update Developer – Short Deadline

Type of document: Contract Notice
Country: United Kingdom

2. Awarding Authority: Home Office, GB. Web:
3. Contract type: Service contract
4. Description: An analyst to analyse the code, faults and change requests to specify the development; analysing and directing the development.
5. CPV Code(s): 72212610 , 72322000 , 72000000
6. NUTS code(s): UKI, UKI3, UKI32
7. Main site or location of works, main place of delivery or main place of performance: Location: London
Address where the work will take place: Home Office Data Centre in Hendon, London.
8. Reference attributed by awarding authority: Not provided.
9. Estimated value of requirement: Maximum day rate : £750 per day
10. Closing date for applications 28.10.2019 (11:59pm).
11. Address to which they must be sent: For further information regarding the above contract notice please visit
12. Other information: Deadline for asking questions: Wednesday 23 October 2019 at 11:59pm GMT
Latest start date:L Monday 2 December 2019
Expected contract length: 3 months, with the option to extend up to 12 months
About the work:
Early market engagement:
Who the specialist will work with: The day to day operation of the NaBIS Database is managed by NaBIS Database Manager, who is part of the NaBIS Central Administration Team. Development and service management of the NaBIS database is provided by the Home Office.
The NaBIS Database is hosted at the Home Office data centre in Hendon, London. There are 5 environments:
User Acceptance Testing (UAT);
What the specialist will work on:
Diagnosing cause of faults in NaBIS Database
Maintaining information in PNC Service Management Tool on diagnosis
Delivering fixes
Developing new functionality
Rewriting online help
Maintaining new online help ensuring it is in line with changes made
Mitigation of any application security vulnerabilities discovered by annual IT Health Checks
Writing supporting documentation including: Release Notes, Deployment Scripts, Change Specifications
Deploying releases of NaBIS toTest environment
Supporting Home Office Testers
Deploying releases of NaBIS to UAT environment
Supporting users testing the application
Generating release package for Home Office Enterprise Services to deploy to Training and Live environments
Responding to questions on development.
Work setup:
Working arrangements: 5 days a week
Security clearance Non-Police Personnel Vetting level 3 (NPPV3) and either Home Office Security Check (SC) clearance is valid for the entire of the contract or SC clearance from another government department that has been granted in the last 6 months or been used on a Government project in the last 12 months
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:
Buyers will use the essential and nice-to-have skills and experience to help them evaluate suppliers’ technical competence.
Essential skills and experience:
Java 6
Oracle 12c
Maven, Ant
IDEs – Eclipse
WebLogic v 10.3.6
Linux Red Hat & version
Business Objects
Nice-to-have skills and experience:
Expert user of Microsoft Office
Ability to communicate at any level up to National User Group/Steering Groups/Chief Constables
Knowledge of Spring framework, Oracle 10g, Hibernate framework, AML
How suppliers will be evaluated:
How many specialists to evaluate: 3
Cultural fit criteria:
Work as a team with our organisation and other suppliers
Nurture more junior members of the team
Transparent and collaborative when making decisions
Have a flexible attitude
Have a no-blame culture and encourage people to learn from their mistakes
Be proficient at working in a flexible, agile environment
Challenge assumptions but remain willing to compromise when it’s beneficial to progress.
Share knowledge and experience with other team members
Additional assessment methods: Interview
Evaluation weighting:
Technical competence
Cultural fit


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