Earlier this year we hosted a supplier engagement event for third sector organisations interested in the UK government’s digital inclusion and assisted digital programmes.

The Government Digital Service has now opened their new digital training and support framework for submissions. You can find all the info on their blog, but here’s the top line:

Public sector organisations will use the digital training and support framework to compare and buy digital inclusion training services and assisted digital support. If you want to sell services related to digital training or assisted digital support, you need to submit them to this framework first.

This is a great opportunity for third sector organisations in Scotland to get involved in the digital participation agenda. If an organisation has successfully applied to join the framework, then public sector bodies in Scotland wanting to buy digital training and support services from them will be able to do so without running a full OJEU tender.

The framework covers five lots:

  • Assisted digital: Support to use government digital services
  • Digital inclusion: Research and analysis
  • Digital inclusion: Design of a course, product or intervention
  • Digital inclusion: Delivery of training
  • Digital inclusion: Marketing and promotion

Along with the basic information required for a framework application, your organisation will also need to supply a case study for each lot you are applying for.

The deadline for submissions is midday on 18 January 2016.

Find out more and how to apply here.