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Technology Products update

We met with over 80 suppliers recently to discuss our ideas for the new Technology Products agreement and have now published the Prior Information Notice.

Attendees of workshop engaged in interactive sessions

We held a series of supplier and buyer engagement events recently, in partnership with techUK, to look at how we should structure the new Technology Products agreement to meet the needs of both buyers and suppliers.

83 different supplier organisations came along including resellers, software vendors and hardware manufacturers, many of which are small businesses. Feedback was positive:

“fun and informative”

“great innovation”

We took a collaborative approach to the workshops as we’re keen to work with suppliers and buyers to understand what they like and don’t like about the existing agreement and develop innovative ideas for the new agreement.

The new Technology Products agreement needs to be easy to use and accessible for both buyers and potential suppliers. With this in mind, the workshops focused on the structure of the agreement, the evaluation process, terms and conditions and the use of catalogues to ensure we make it as easy as possible for small businesses to get involved.

We’re grateful to everyone who came along to share their ideas and look forward to continued participation from buyers and suppliers in helping us shape the agreement.

We have now published the Prior Information Notice for this procurement and have shared the outputs from these sessions on our website so if you were unable to attend a session it isn’t too late to get involved.

We are also hosting 2 sessions on 13 April for both buyers and suppliers to share the outcomes of the engagement and next steps. The objective is to update you on how we have taken on board your feedback for the agreement’s redesign.

If you would like to find out more please email TPSfuture@crowncommercial.gov.uk or visit our dedicated web page to find out more.

Published 18 February 2016
Last updated 5 April 2016 + show all updates
  1. Added information about more feedback sessions on 13 April for buyers and suppliers.
  2. First published.