All of government Web Services Panel: how to use it
By Nick Butler in Development on June 02, 2017
Here at Boost we’re chuffed to have been appointed to the new Web Services Panel (WSP). This makes it easier 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.
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 Question 10 – Who are the eligible agencies? on the ICT.govt.nz vendor guide.
How to use the panel
Here’s how you sign up and select your supplier from the Web Services Panel.
First, contact the WSP manager listed on the WSP page on ICT.govt.nz. This is currently Kayleigh Shepherd (email [email protected]). 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’ll do that via a statement of work or an order for ongoing technical support.
How can we help you?
Boost has been accepted for 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.