This month techUK is launching a survey to better understand local authority procurement processes when purchasing digital services and technology. Insights will be reported back to the wider local government and supplier community. If you are a techUK member or supplier active in the local govtech market, please do share with your council partners. The survey can be found here.
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Latest GovTech Update – Live opportunities & contracts awarded
Read the latest insights on recently published opportunities, the largest tech contracts published over the previous month, and some large tech contracts that are due to expire this time next year.
Key takeaways from techUK’s flagship public sector conference
Last week over 200 leaders across the public sector and tech industry attended techUK’s flagship public services conference, Building the Smarter State. Delegates heard the government's vision for transformation and learnt how peers are re-imagining public services through technology.
Find your perfect tech business partner at our next Partnering & Networking event
On 6 November we are inviting SMEs to pitch ideas to companies currently providing services to local government. This is also an opportunity for large companies to expand the network of SMEs they work with to deliver services in this market.
Paul Brewer, Director for Digital & Resources, Adur & Worthing Councils confirmed for techUK’s end of year local government event
Join us on 5 December to celebrate and showcase the exciting activities that are happening in local government digital that are transforming public service outcomes, as well as discussing how we accelerate this for 2020. More speakers to follow.
#techUKlocalgov: Action & Reaction
Collaboration crucial for the future of the UK public sector writes Julian David, CEO, techUK for Raconteur supplement in The Times
Julian David, CEO, techUK, states that ‘by working together we can solve the pressing challenges facing our public servants as they work in communities throughout the UK’.
Findings from survey to gather member views on a no deal exit on October 31 2019
This new techUK member survey reveals 7 in 10 respondents still believe a no deal exit on 31 October will have a negative impact on their business.
Catch-up on all the #techUKSmarterState guest blogs from earlier this month
Earlier this month techUK held a campaign week to unpack what the smarter state will look like and the technologies that will help make the vision a reality.
The techUK podcast: Cloud 2020
Tom Henderson, Programme Manager for techUK’s Internet of Things (IoT) and Smart Cities workstreams, sits down with some of the UK’s foremost cloud experts to discuss the future of the UK’s cloud computing ecosystem.
#techUKlocalgov: Other News
The 6 projects funded in round 2 of the Local Digital Fund (MHCLG Digital)
Project teams gathered at techUK's London office for the Local Digital Fund round 2 launch workshop. A total of £753,000 from the Local Digital Fund has been awarded in round 2 to various discovery, alpha and beta projects.
Local authority seeks supplier for online system (PublicTechnology.net)
Portsmouth City Council are to roll out a crowdfunding platform to help community programmes attract financial backing.
Government creates perm sec-level role to lead Whitehall digital and IT (PublicTechnology.net)
A new permanent secretary-level role of government chief digital and information officer (GCDIO) has been created to lead the digital, data and technology function across the civil service.
21 October - GovTech London Roundtable
6 November - Partnering & Networking: Growing the Local GovTech Market
6 November - Supercharging the digital economy
19 November – digitech19
27 November – Healthy Ageing Workshop