Boost joins new government Web Services Panel
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. Agencies can hire panel members without going through a full tender process, saving them 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 and health 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 Product Manager listed on the WSP page on ICT.govt.nz. This is currently Paul Murray ([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 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. 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. Give us a yell if you’re looking for any or all of the following services:
- 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 way it builds a feedback loop into the process. Agencies fill in a satisfaction survey for every statement of work their suppliers complete (or every 6 months for ongoing technical services). This fits in nicely with the Agile principle of reflecting regularly on how we can be more effective, and then making the required changes.
Learn more about the Web Services Panel.