In October techUK hosted DWP Digital as they were embarking upon a market engagement exercise as they define their industry engagement strategy and commercial delivery for their tech major tech programmes.

That session allowed DWP Digital to set out to industry their strategy for the coming years, and establish a more structured and proactive approach to market engagement across the Department’s tech landscape. Further to that event, techUK is now delighted to host the DWP Digital team who are keen to brief industry on their current thinking for sourcing third-party expertise and capabilities.

DWP Digital Group currently utilise a number of routes to procure third–party specialist resource and expert services via existing contracts and frameworks. Some of the existing Legacy contracts are approaching expiry and DWP are looking how best to fulfil these requirements in the future by considering their strategy and capability of the marketplace.

The DWP is exploring the approach to engage multiple resource skills and expertise in support of Digital and ICT Roles. One of the options under consideration is a DWP specific framework that would sit alongside CCS frameworks and would potentially allow for the sourcing of specialist resource and expert services to bridge capability gaps, access scarce skills, provide operational flexibility and meet capacity demands whilst ensuring value for money.

DWP are looking to engage suppliers including SME’s to test their thinking about this option, including the potential construct of a framework and any possible lotting structure. The requirement has not yet been finalised, and DWP is hosting an Industry pre-market engagement event to give potential suppliers the opportunity to better understand requirements and provide information on best practice and potential ways forward.

There will be a Digital and Commercial presentation from 10:00am where a high-level overview of the requirement will be provided. The event will also provide an opportunity for suppliers to provide information to shape DWP strategy. Following the presentation there will be an opportunity for suppliers to ask any questions.

After the event, suppliers will be invited to complete a questionnaire to provide supporting information on a range of areas that will support DWP’s strategy in respect of Digital Supplier Resourcing. The supplier responses will be reviewed and where appropriate, suppliers may be invited to a 1-2-1 to explore ideas and discuss further.

This session is an excellent opportunity for the supplier community to get an insight into DWP’s current thinking and provide industry expertise and feedback, so book your place now!

PLEASE NOTE:  Please note that bookings are limited to two delegates per company.

Ellie Huckle

Ellie Huckle

Programme Manager, Central Government, techUK

Heather Cover-Kus

Heather Cover-Kus

Head of Central Government Programme, techUK

Julia Ofori-Addo

Julia Ofori-Addo

Programme Assistant, Central Government, Digital Connectivity Forum, Comms Infrastructure, UK SPF, techUK

Jill Broom

Programme Manager, Cyber Security and Central Government, techUK