Computer Weekly: ‘Is the Digital Services Framework making Agile procurement difficult?’

GOV.UKIn the UK, suppliers of Agile development are speaking out against Whitehall’s Digital Services Framework, according to Computer Weekly. The framework outlines very specific requirements — particularly about having employees with certain skillsets based in government offices — that hinder Agile suppliers’ ability to bid.

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Harry Metcalfe, managing director of DXW, told Computer Weekly that by following the process of extracting staff from organisations and forcing them into an ad hoc team for a short-term project inside government, the framework has undermined what it tried to achieve and the market it has approached to achieve it.

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“We need to build on the shining example of the G-Cloud framework, using short contracts, open standards, flexible terms and financial transparency to manage cost and commercial risk. Heavy-handed procurement process should be a thing of the past,” Metcalfe said.

Full story: Is the Digital Services Framework making Agile procurement difficult? | Computer Weekly

2017-04-23T23:02:59-08:00 March 9th, 2015|Categories: Procurement, United Kingdom|Tags: |

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