The Design Business Association says it is to work with the Greater London Authority to develop best practice design procurement case studies.
DBA chief executive Deborah Dawton made the announcement at the launch of its new directory – an online database of DBA-registered design groups – which was held at London’s City Hall on Tuesday.
Dawton said she hopes the work with the GLA will result in case studies that can be rolled out across Government and the public sector.
The DBA directory, which is hosted on a Prospect-designed site, went live in November 2010 and holds details of all DBA-registered design consultancies. Those groups with full profiles will have provided information such as health and safety and intellectual property criteria and as such will be compliant with pre-qualification questionnaires.
The register also includes a client advice section, with information such as templates for pitch briefs and consultancy selection guides.
Dawton says the DBA will be working with a client group which includes Buro Happold, Diageo, Virgin Atlantic and HSBC Private Banking going forward.
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