Government to launch digital framework

The Government is setting up a digital framework, which will provide design services to all Government departments as well as NHS bodies, local authorities and other public sector organisations.

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The Government Procurement Service is looking for consultancies to join a tender that will provide services including front-end design and product development.

The move is part of an effort to replace the previous Central Office of Information rosters.

The nine-month contact is valued at £40 million and the GPS has not set a limit on the number of consultancies it is looking to appoint.

The GPS says any consultancies appointed to the framework will have to adhere to the Government Service Design Manual, developed by the Government Digital Service – the team behind

These ‘digital by default’ standards promote principles such as open-source design.

The deadline for receipt of tenders or requests to participate is 7 August. For more information visit

The GPS launched its Creative Solutions Framework earlier this year – although no specialist design or branding groups were named on the roster.

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