The Government Digital Service (GDS) has launched a Digital Buying Guide to support best practice in procurement overseas. The initiative is part of the Global Digital Marketplace Programme, aimed at helping other countries make their digital procurement more open and effective, in collaboration with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

The work has been sponsored by the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development, the United Nations’ International Telecommunication Union, and its United for Smart Sustainable Cities initiative.

The programme director said: “The Digital Buying Guide is for anyone who buys for the public sector in their country – whether that’s for local, regional or national government organisations.”

“We’ve started by focusing on digital and technology products and services, and information is intended to be internationally relevant and not specific to any particular regulatory environment.”

Read How to apply the best standards in digital buying for the public sector.

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