Ask the Market added to Digital Marketplace

By Dylan Bushell-Embling
Wednesday, 27 February, 2019

Ask the Market added to Digital Marketplace

The Digital Transformation Agency has introduced a new sourcing pathway on the Digital Marketplace digital service procurement portal, tailored to trial and proof-of-concept projects.

The new ‘Ask the Market’ sourcing pathway will allow government buyers of digital services to approach sellers seeking an expression of interest or request for information for small-scale products.

This will allow buyers to approach the market with a problem or question before fully defining the solution requirements. Sellers will be able to respond with innovative proposals and solutions to the problems.

According to the DTA, buyers will be able to receive a response from sellers within 5–10 business days.

Last month the Marketplace was upgraded with the Seek Proposals and Quotes procurement pathway, which is designed to allow buyers to approach specific sellers requesting a quote, tender or proposal for projects with well-defined business and technical requirements.

The two new procurement pathways have been introduced in response to demand from users of the Digital Marketplace, based on feedback from user research and the DTA’s engagement with buyers.

The DTA said it plans to review and revise the new pathways as required over the coming months.

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