The government is seeking advice from the market on its new G-Digital project, which will aim to provide a range of web services across the public sector.
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The services provided through G-Digital are expected to cater for a large part of the public sector's digital needs.
The G-Digital project will involve three types of services: business services like content management and search, people services like design and testing, and infrastructure services including accredited hosting arrangements.
A tender document says the organisations currently offer a range of digital services through a variety of channels and a number of different platforms. They want to rationalise this and transform the current services.
The government has realised a survey for suppliers to answer in an attempt to get an idea of how they might do this, and what is currently available on the market. The survey needs to be completed by October 15th and is not a precursor to any future procurement exercise.
The G-Digital project will work in conjunction with the G-Cloud project where suitable, the government says. Its blog on the topic says: "These services will be made available across both the participating members of the project and the wider public sector. It is therefore intended that all eventual services will also be available to the public sector as part of the Data Centre Strategy, G-Cloud and Government Applications Store Programme."