Published date: 21 October 2020

Closed early engagement

Closing date: 27 November 2020

Contract summary


  • IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support - 72000000

Location of contract

United Kingdom

Procurement reference


Published date

21 October 2020

Closing date

27 November 2020

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The Money and Pensions Service (MaPS) Pensions Dashboards Programme (PDP), is looking to engage with suppliers who may be interested and suitably qualified to meet its proposed identity service requirements for the central digital architecture.

The PDP is issuing this market engagement notice via the government portal Contracts Finder to obtain feedback on key principles on the provision of identity and to raise awareness in the wider market of a potential future procurement activity to procure a product or service.

This notice intends to facilitate an electronic market engagement exercise, so the PDP can examine the readiness, capacity and capability of interested commercial providers in the market prior to undertaking any future formal competitive procurement exercise.

This is not a call for competition, but a desire to carry out early market engagement to support development of our commercial procurement strategy, and our proposed identity service requirements.

We therefore wish to invite interested organisations to complete a Request for Information (RFI) Questionnaire in order to gather views and information concerning certain aspects of the proposed identity service prior to commencement of any future formal competitive tendering process.

The approach for duration of future contract(s), any opportunities for splitting the digital architecture requirements into separate procurement lots, and route to market for the future procurement is currently undecided.

We reserve the right to use a pre-existing compliant digital services framework agreement (Crown Commercial Service or other public sector digital framework agreements) should that be identified to be the most suitable option during this process.

Further details, including the background to the Pensions Dashboards Programme, is set out in the Request for Information (RFI) Supporting Document which is provided as an attachment with this notice.

More information



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The RFI Questionnaire is available to complete online via the MaPS PDP website.

An RFI supporting document setting out further details of the requirements, instructions to participate and background to the Pensions Dashboards Programme is provided as an attachment with this notice.

The deadline to submit completed Questionnaire responses is 17:00 on Friday 27th November 2020.

About the buyer

Contact name

David Ng


Holborn Centre, 120 Holbornholborn Centre, 120 Holborn