Carry out an 8-week discovery (estimated £80k cost, delivered as an outcome commissioned via the Digital Marketplace) to identify:
- broader users’ needs across the UK’s local government sector, for:
- building digital commercial, procurement and contract / supplier relationship management capability
- supporting successful collaborative delivery throughout the end-to-end lifecycle of digital, data and technology
- how much of this can be commodified, to provide patterns and approaches that scale
- potential scope and activities for a follow-up alpha
The work of CCS, with support from GDS, to develop and grow a newly established digital buying community, directly supports two fundamental objectives and priorities set out as part of the Government Transformation Strategy:
- Grow the right people, skills and culture – embedding the shared principles of the Supplier Standard to support collaborative and constructive relationships across the public and commercial sectors, focussed on joint delivery.
- Build better tools, processes and governance for civil servants – leading a step-change in procurement to spread these approaches to create a marketplace for government buyers.
The Technology Code of Practice, Digital Marketplace and associated CCS commercial agreements, Digital (Government) Service Standard, and capability / capacity building efforts, are collectively central to this transformation, as well as the Local Digital Declaration.
- Digital and agile awareness
- Introduction to service design
- Introduction to delivery management
- Agile for teams