The UK Government Digital Service is looking for a new approach to the procurement and contracting of digital and technology services in central government. The aim is to remove as much ‘friction’ as possible from the process and attract suppliers with the right products, skills and services who can work with the public sector to deliver successful projects. A group from the Digital Marketplace, focusing on ICT procurement reform, is producing a “playbook” to help public sector organisations reform their approach. The aim is to open up data throughout the procurement and contracting lifecycle; encourage more modular and agile approaches to contracting; improve procurement transparency; access a more diverse digital and technology supply base; help share and reuse platforms and components and drive better practices for delivering successful programmes. Another step towards more open public procurement. Read more on this story on UKAuthority website.