All of government Web Services Panel: how to use it
By Nick Butler
2 June 2017 (Last updated 21 October 2020)
Here at Boost we’re chuffed to be on the government Web Services Panel (WSP). This makes it easy for government agencies to work with us on their projects to provide Kiwis with better digital services.
Saving government agencies time and money
The WSP is an all-of-government approved panel for website and application development. It lets agencies hire panel members without going through a full tender process. As a result, they save time and money.
This work to make it easier to engage suppliers continues with the Government Marketplace. The Marketplace will come to replace the Web Services Panel.
Who can use the Web Services Panel
All state sector agencies can use the panel. This includes, among others, Public Service departments, Crown agencies, local government authorities, health boards and school boards.
If you’re still in doubt, check out the the SSC’s list of state sector agencies.
How to use the panel
Here’s how you sign up and select your supplier from the Web Services Panel.
First, email [email protected] and ask to sign up. You’ll get a confidentiality agreement to sign and return. After that you’ll receive a list of approved suppliers and their prices.
Choose who you want to work with. You’ll then sign a subscription agreement with them, along with an MOU with DIA.
Then all you need to do is agree on the work your supplier will do. This you will do via a statement of work or an order for ongoing technical support.
How can we help you?
Boost provides services in 10 of the 11 categories. If you’re looking for any or all of the following services, give us a yell:
- Information architecture
- Content design
- User insight
- Analytics and search engine optimisation
- Application testing
- Visual design
- Front-end development
- Back-end development
- Native application development
- Ongoing support
One of the things we like about the Web Services Panel is the feedback loop it uses. Agencies regularly fill in satisfaction surveys. They do this for every statement of work their suppliers complete, or every 6 months for ongoing technical services. This fits with the Agile principle of reflecting regularly on ways to work better, and then making the changes needed.
Learn more about the Web Services Panel.
Government consulting panel
Boost has also been chosen to join the All of Government consultancy panel. This makes it simpler for state sector agencies to use our Agile and Lean consultancy and training services.
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