Web Services Panel
The Web Services Panel (WSP) provides a range of professional services for your agency’s website development.
The panel can be engaged quickly and without primary procurement processes, saving you time and money.
The WSP is an All-of-Government approved panel of vendors for developing websites and applications. You can use the WSP and Common Web Platform (CWP) independently of each other.
The panel has 11 categories. The services provided in these categories are additional to CWP:
- information architecture
- content design
- user insight
- analytics and search engine optimisation
- application testing
- visual design
- front-end development
- back-end development
- native application development
- website accessibility assessment
- ongoing support.
The Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) has contracted 80 vendors to provide services within these 11 categories to government agencies. Vendors may provide services for multiple categories.
The WSP is an open panel. This allows:
- suppliers to join or expand the set of services they provide agencies, and
- to capture demand from government and innovation from the market.
- Reduces the cost and duration of web service development by simplifying requirements gathering, speeding up procurement and reducing the time spent on development.
- Reduces website management costs across government by using economies of scale and reducing doubling up on compliance costs.
- Reduces legal costs in establishing contracts. The WSP ICT Common Capability Contract procurement uses Statements of Work.
- Makes it easier and cheaper to comply with the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Mandatory Rules for Procurement by Departments.
- Reduces unnecessary investment by encouraging agencies to reuse and share technology and designs already developed by other agencies.
- Agencies using WSP no longer have to tender for their outsourced web projects, saving time and money.
Te Tari Taiwhenua The Department of Internal Affairs
Adopting the service
Agencies wanting to adopt the service 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 the WSP team for a copy of the Confidentiality Agreement. A member of the team will respond within 2–3 business days.
Contact the WSP Capability Manager for all other enquiries.
2. Choose a supplier
We'll contact you to confirm we've received your signed Confidentiality Agreement. We'll also email you a copy of the Web Service Panel Service Catalogue and pricing so you can choose a supplier.
- Sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with DIA.
- Sign a Subscription Agreement (SA) with your preferred supplier from the Web Services Panel.
Agree your Statement of Work (SoW) or Order for Ongoing Technical Support (OOTS) with your chosen supplier.
Lead Agency Agreement summary
- Open Supplier Panel
- ICT Common Capabilities
- Ongoing contract
Lead Agency Agreement details
The Lead Agency Agreement permits eligible agencies to enter into subscription agreements (SA) with any of the vendors on the panel to purchase the services described in the agreement.
To take advantage of the All-of-Government contract, agencies may only use the vendor for the services they've been contracted for. If an agency wants to use a vendor for other work, they must conduct a separate purchasing and contracting process.
Agencies using other vendors who are not on the WSP are not required to change vendors but will not be able to access the advantages of the WSP All-of-Government service.
FishServe Innovations New Zealand
Enterprise Services NZ
Somar Web Design and Development Ltd