The Government Digital Service is at it again. With support and input from the OECD, they’ve released the ICT Commissioning Playbook, an online guide to… well, the clue’s in the name. In its own words:
This playbook focuses on ICT procurement reform and its part in the wider digital transformation of the public sector in countries around the world. Its goal is to show how traditional procurement can evolve towards agile procurement.
It’s for procurement professionals in the public sector: at all levels of government and its supporting agencies.
The plays presented outline ways to overcome common problems, alongside& case studies that demonstrate real challenges and successes. The playbook explores what works and what doesn’t. It’s based on the experiences of the UK, with contributions from Australia, Canada, Chile, Finland, Mexico, New Zealand, Portugal, Uruguay, and the United States.
It will be continuously iterated , based on its use throughout the OECD network of countries and beyond.
You’ll be able to:
- learn from the procurement experiences of countries around the world
- use the lessons to begin to transform procurement in your own area of work
- provide feedback on the experiences of your own government or organisation
- share findings and collaborate with procurement professionals of all levels
Plenty of good advice and guidance in there; start with the ten “plays” and see where they take you.