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Government plans £100m digital framework for agile development

ComputerWorldUK - A ‘neutral vendor’ will be responsible for providing suppliers to support government departments.

The Government Procurement Service and the Government Digital Service (GDS) have agreed the need for a new ‘digital procurement framework’, which aims to provide government departments access to a pool of suppliers of agile software development.

It is hoped that the framework will support the government’s recently unveiled Digital Strategy, which outlined plans to digitise thousands of transactions used by the public, in a bid to save the public sector £1.7 billion a year after 2015.

It also said that digitising transactions, such as paying car tax, booking driving tests, completing tax returns, or applying for pensions, could deliver savings of up to £1.2 billion over the next three years.