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If you supply user research capabilities, we'd like to talk to you

Digital Marketplace event

I’m Katie and I work on the Digital Marketplace team. We help make buying and supplying to government simpler, clearer and faster.

The Digital Marketplace is working with the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) to improve the Digital Services framework, a place where public sector buyers can hire digital teams and specialists. The new version of the framework will include user research specialists, facilities and recruitment services.

We'd like to talk to you

On 22 July, we issued a Prior Information Notice (PIN) for the Digital Services framework in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU). This tells suppliers that we plan to start a formal procurement exercise. Before we start a formal procurement exercise, we want to engage with you to gather feedback.

We’d like to speak to you if you’re a company who:

  • supplies user research facilities, such as usability labs or studios
  • specialises in recruiting participants
  • supplies user research capability

We’re holding a supplier engagement event

To help us gauge how the market feels about our plans for the Digital Services framework, we’re holding a supplier engagement event in London on 25 August 2015.

On the day, the Government Digital Service, CCS and existing and potential suppliers will be discussing:

  • the proposed contract terms and conditions
  • whether the suppliers can provide the services required under the framework
  • what we expect from suppliers
  • the provisional timeline

If you’re interested in attending...

You can find information and register to attend here.

We’ll update you on the procurement timeline at the market engagement event, and we’ll post more information on the Digital Marketplace blog when we have it.

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