District council looks for specialist firm to help set agenda
The Bentinck Memorial is in the market place in Mansfield town centre Credit: Duncan/CC BY 2.0
Mansfield District Council is looking for a commercial partner to help the authority create a digital-transformation strategy to be rolled out over the coming months and years.
The council has issued a £50,000 contract notice seeking a specialist firm to assist in the creation of a strategy and agenda for its digital-transformation ambitions. Potential suppliers have until 12 March to bid, with a contract scheduled to go live on 26 March and last for three months thereafter.
The authority said: “Mansfield District Council is seeking to appoint a partner to help define its digital-transformation journey and develop a digital-transformation programme of work. This work will shape the delivery of services aligned to the council’s transformation plan, and the achievement of its transformation vision and goals.”
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Late last year Mansfield lifted the lid on “one of the first major developments emerging from the council’s digital transformation strategy”, with the announcement of a portal, to be launched this spring, that aims to allow citizens to access a range of services and information with a single login.
Councillor Stewart Rickersey, portfolio holder for corporate services said: “The portal will bring Mansfield District Council into the 21st century and will give customers real-time, direct interaction with essential front-line services.”
Last week the council also revealed that the ground floor of its Mansfield Civic Centre headquarters is to be converted into a “shared digital hub for self-service and reception”. The self-service points being installed will be used by both the local authority and the Department for Work and Pensions, which has an assessment centre in the building.