Market Engagement Activity for Government Digital Services 3
The Government Digital Service (GDS) and Crown Commercial Service (CCS) are reviewing and redesigning the 3rd iteration of the Digital Services Framework.
United Kingdom-Norwich: Computer-related professional services
Prior information notice
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service
Rosebery Court, St Andrews Business Park
NR7 0HS Norwich
Telephone: +44 3450103503
General address of the contracting authority: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/crown-commercial-service
Address of the buyer profile: https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk
Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)
II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
NUTS code UK
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
Digital Services 3 will provide a route to market for designing and delivering digital by default services (see: www.gov.uk/service-manual/start/ ) through provision of suppliers’ specialisms in order to fulfil project outcomes. Early user research has also identified a need for user research facilities and recruitment of participants for user research.
CCS and GDS will be undertaking market engagement activity as part of this procurement in order to build on existing insights gained through user research.
For further information regards our latest thinking please visit our blog at https://digitalmarketplace.blog.gov.uk/. Our first blog post was entitled ‘Redesigning Digital Services’.
Estimated cost excluding VAT:
Range: between 40 000 000 and 80 000 000 GBP
This contract is divided into lots: yes
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
Information about lots
Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:Lot title: TBC
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about European Union funds
Market consultation event registration
We will use Eventbrite as the registration platform for the market consultation events.
Using the Eventbrite platform for the registration will lower the barriers for suppliers. This will make the event as inclusive as possible, therefore allowing us to gather feedback from a wide range of suppliers.
The platform allows us to collect attendee contact data, streamline communications with attendees before and after the event, and also allows us to check attendees in on the door. This way we can communicate effectively with more targeted messages to those attending and after the event to those who did and didn’t attend.
Set-up and promotion
Government Digital Service, Digital Marketplace have an Eventbrite profile set-up. An event page will be created against this profile detailing the consultation event date, location and agenda.
The link to the event will be shared on the Digital Marketplace blog, industry blogs, on twitter, on the CCS website and via an email sent out to our current supplier database.
The event registration page allows the attendee to share the event via Linkedin, Facebook and Twitter meaning we will reach a wider audience of suppliers that we may not be able to reach through our current channels
Supplier registration process
1. suppliers will receive a link to the Eventbrite page to register for the market engagement event;
2. suppliers register by submitting their full name, company name and email address;
3. registered suppliers will receive any updates, notifications or reminders via the Eventbrite platform.
Attendees can submit any questions they might have directly to us via the button ‘contact the Digital Marketplace team’ on the event registration page. All communication between us and attendees will be recorded centrally.
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
Relevant governmental Internet sites where information can be obtained
Tax legislation http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/thelibrary/legislation.htm
Environmental protection legislation http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1990/43/contents
Employment protection and working conditions http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Employment/Employees/index.htm
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: