Published date: 23 February 2023

Awarded contract - This means that the contract has been awarded to a supplier.

Closing: 9 December 2022, 11:59pm

Contract summary


  • Computer support and consultancy services - 72600000

Location of contract

North West, London, South West

Value of contract

£0 to £7,650,000

Procurement reference

WP2113.1, WP2113.2, WP2113.3 and WP2113.4 Capability Delivery Partner for GOV.UK Publishing Service

Published date

23 February 2023

Closing date

9 December 2022

Closing time


Contract start date

1 February 2023

Contract end date

31 January 2024

Contract type

Supply contract

Procedure type

Call-off from a framework agreement

A mini-competition or direct purchase from a pre-established framework agreement.

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



The purpose of this competition is to procure couple suppliers who can support Government Digital Service (GDS) in the delivery of the GOV.UK Publishing Service.

The GOV.UK Publishing Service provides and supports services that the government uses to publish and manage content on GOV.UK. The teams build and maintain a suite of publishing tools and the underlying platform.

GOV.UK Publishing services support the vital business of connecting, organising, and publishing effective government information. They have grown significantly since the creation of GDS and GOV.UK ten years ago. There are 9 user facing publishing apps being used by over 2000 publishers. There are over 650,000 pages, most of which live forever and many of which are frequently updated. There are around 100 different document types (across the apps).

Our objectives for the next 2-3 years are to continue with our vision to make it easy for our users to connect, organise, and publish effective government information.

We are looking for delivery partners that will work with GDS on the following strategic goals to transform government publishing:
- to provide and improve tools that help publishers make use of our design patterns, formats, and content types to publish content on GOV.UK
- to make the publishing service easier to operate and iterate by reducing duplication of data and other technical debt in our publishing platform, consolidating to fewer platforms to enable new workflows and operating model by improving access and permissions
- to empower GDS content teams with flexible tooling to meet complex needs without needing custom development
- remove the manual support burden on developers for publishing tools, by enabling publishers to do more

The delivery partners will work with GDS with user centred design at the heart of our decision making, to ensure we create the best tools for internal and external users. The work on these systems will help make sure we are meeting accessibility needs. Our delivery partners will contribute to upskilling our civil servant staff, through knowledge sharing, pair programming and shadowing.

Award information

Awarded date

17 January 2023

Contract start date

1 February 2023

Contract end date

31 January 2024

Total value of contract


This contract was awarded to 1 supplier.



36-38 The Calls
West Yorkshire


Companies House number: 06617101

Supplier is SME?


Supplier is VCSE?


About the buyer

Contact name

GDS Commissioning Team


The White Chapel Building
10 Whitechapel High Street
E1 8QS
United Kingdom