Technology underpins every service provided by The UK government, and with the UK spending around £46bn a year on sourcing and contracting related services – there is a big focus on ‘getting it right from the start’.
Through the Digital, Data and Technology Playbook, 11 new policies have been introduced to transform how the government assesses, procures and manages its tech. The guidance applies directly to central government agencies, and is to be considered ‘good practice’ by the wider public sector – meaning all suppliers should familiarise themselves with this guidance to achieve the best scores when bidding for work.
We have provided a much shorter summary of the key outcomes and policies of the 98-page playbook.
The UK government is striving for excellence, and with tech ever-evolving, a lot of consideration has been made to how it can best avoid risk, achieve whole-life value and consistently apply best practice. To ensure it gets things right from the start, the UK government has introduced the following priorities: