Common Web Platform
The Common Web Platform (CWP) is a platform-as-a-service used for the creation and hosting of government and public sector websites.
CWP services include patching, disaster recovery, an online code repository and a co-funded development pool for new features and enhancements.
The platform provides parts of the solution while your agency controls:
- the look and feel of your website
- the suppliers of professional services to manage and develop the websites
- the content
- the website′s code
- bespoke development to integrate the website with other systems
- custom features and templates, and
- extensions to functionality as your business needs require.
SilverStripe and Revera are contracted to provide the CWP.
SilverStripe deliver and manage the CMS and platform. Revera provides the relevant infrastructure, network and firewall.
Agencies deal directly with SilverStripe and do not sign a contract with Revera.
With CWP your agency can use investments already made in technology components, designs and contracts.
The CWP provides:
- tools, versioning, and backups to help your agency comply with the Public Records Act 2005
- base website templates tested for compliance with New Zealand Web Standards
- a platform architecture that′s been through an independent security review
- regular patching and software updates
- software and infrastructure components as–a–service, reducing the risk of poor performance due to ageing software
- a single content management system (CMS) reducing the risk of staff making publishing errors and making it easier for business units to collaborate on content
- reduced legal costs by providing a comprehensive legal contract, which includes financial incentives for providers to meet agreed service levels
- a base install, with website templates and features selected to meet the common requirements of government web projects — allowing websites to be set up with urgency and reduces time for web projects
- advanced tools, including enterprise search and Word Document conversion for use across all CWP websites
- control to develop agency specific websites, without restricting design and functionality
- a fit-for-purpose CMS, making it easy to update and restructure content
- new features and CMS enhancements are made available at no extra cost.
SilverStripe also provide:
- support and assistance to agency staff
- services for agency developers / site administrators
- 24/7 service desk and
- an online code repository that allows sharing and reuse of code between agencies.
Features and services are continually improved through a co-funded development pool. The development pool is managed by The Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) with input from agencies using the platform.
Te Tari Taiwhenua The Department of Internal Affairs
Adopting the service
Agencies wanting to adopt CWP don′t need to undertake a procurement process. The lead agency has procured the product on behalf of all agencies and has signed a Lead Agency Agreement with the vendor.
Agencies can take advantage of the work done by the lead agency by using the following process:
- Contact CWP@dia.govt.nz
- Sign a standard confidentiality agreement so the vendor's catalogue can be released.
- Sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with DIA as Lead Agency. This MoU sets out each party′s rights and obligations.
- Sign a Participating Agency Agreement (PAA) with the supplier.
- Once the MoU and the PAA are agreed agencies deal directly with SilverStripe who will assist agencies to build new sites or transition existing sites.
The PAA along with the CWP terms and conditions, as agreed in the Lead Agency Agreement with DIA, constitutes the contract to deliver CWP services to agencies.
Lead Agency Agreement summary
- Closed Supplier Panel
Lead Agency Agreement details
DIA as lead agency has entered into a Syndicated Procurement Agreement (Lead Agency Contract) with SilverStripe for the purchase of the Common Web Platform.
Revera provides the infrastructure under a Common Capability ICT Agreement (CC-ICT) with DIA for cross-government Infrastructure as a Service.
The initial 3-year contract began in September 2013 with two 2-year options to renew.
Agencies using the service
- Airways Corporation
- Auckland District Health Board
- Callaghan Innovation
- Careers NZ
- Christchurch City Council
- Civil Aviation Authority
- Counties Manukau DHB
- Department of PM and Cabinet
- Enable NZ
- Environment Canterbury
- Environment Science and Research
- Environmental Protection Agency
- Financial Markets Authority
- Hawke's Bay DHB
- Health Alliance
- Housing New Zealand
- Inland Revenue
- Internal Affairs
- Leadership Development Centre
- Ministry for Primary Industries
- Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
- Ministry of Defence
- Ministry of Education
- Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
- Ministry of Health
- Ministry of Justice
- Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs
- Ministry of Social Development
- Ministry of Transport
- Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology
- New Zealand Defence Force
- New Zealand Fire Service
- New Zealand Transport Agency
- NZ Blood
- Office of the Privacy Commissioner
- Otago Polytechnic
- Parliamentary Council Office
- Real Estate Agents Authority
- Social Investment Agency
- Southland District Council
- Sport NZ
- Statistics New Zealand
- Tasman District Council
- Te Taura Whiri I te Reo Māori
- Thames Coromandel District Council
- Waikato DHB
- Waikato Regional Council
- Whanganui DHB