Procurement Opportunity – Corporate Communications Agency Framework

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Yesterday I tweeted a link to a procurement opportunity which I have to apologise for as it was the wrong link…It was the previous framework details….

The council has gone out to tender with a revised Communications Framework. We’ve had this running for a few years now but this update now includes web design and development and mobile app development. The downside to this is that we have not been able to ascertain previous spending in this areas so it is not possible these lots will be worth over the period of time. However I think it is safe to say that we will need to be open by default and digital by design and we have a very large complex website site which needs sorting out. I’m not convinced that my team has the time to do it all.

The important thing to note about this framework is that during the life cycle of the framework all services in the council will be legally bound to use this framework for all services/products listed within it. So for example no one will be able to use a web development company unless they are on this framework.

One of the things I wish to do once we have gone through this process is to develop much closer relationships with suppliers and to get there views and opinions on how we can develop and improve the overall web presence for the council.

So if you wish to register your interest you will do to few things:

1) Visit the procurement portal and register your interest  – You must complete all the mandatory fields that are indicated with a red*- a help guide is available [pdf warning]

2) Once registered, you will have a username and password for the portal. This allows you to register interest in any opportunities that are advertised on the portal – a detailed help guide is available [pdf warning]

3) If you require help you can use the procurement portal to ask questions or If you require any assistance regarding the Devon Tenders website then please contact Due North on swsupport@due-north.com or 0844 334 5204 , Lines are open Monday – Friday 08:30 to 17:00 (excluding English bank holidays).

If you require any assistance regarding a specific Devon County Council tender opportunity then please email southwesttenders-mailbox@devon.gov.uk

Carl Haggerty

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