The Marketplace

Scope

The Marketplace will service customers tail spend needs for products. Tail spend means ad-hoc, low volume and usually low value spend requirements. It will not initially address services. It will provide a dynamic, pre-qualified and extensive supply base without the need to bring your own suppliers and plug them in. The Marketplace will provide an end-to-end service for customers through a single contracting entity, including management of the system, the supply chain, logistics, buyer registrations, support and management information.

Customer engagement

Various customer engagement activities have been undertaken including interactive webinars with 100+ attendees, requirements survey, bilateral meetings, customer forums and user groups. These have instructed our evolving set of requirements for The Marketplace.

Supplier engagement

Various supplier engagement activities have been undertaken including a webinar, request for information, clarification question process and bilateral meetings. These activities have helped define the capability of the current offerings in-market and highlight potential supplier roadmaps for The Marketplace.

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Timeline

Activity Estimated dates
Pre-market engagement Jan-Jun 2020
Drafting procurement documents September 2020
Publication of OJEU October 2020
Framework award May 2021