Recognising that AI has the potential to greatly improve public services by reducing costs, enhancing quality and freeing up valuable time, UK.Gov has published a summary of best practice addressing specific challenges of acquiring Artificial Intelligence technologies in government. These new procurement guidelines will help inform and empower buyers in the public sector, helping them to evaluate suppliers, then confidently and responsibly procure AI technologies for the benefit of citizens. They cover: AI-specific considerations within the procurement process, preparation and planning, selection, evaluation and award, and contract implementation and ongoing management.
The guidelines for AI procurement can be downloaded in three formats: HTML, mobile, and print.
And remember that GovShop is a good place to start to quickly source and compare AI vendors.