Bradford to build app to boost uptake of online services

Written by Sam Trendall on 29 April 2019 in News
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Council looks to implement platform including push notifications

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Bradford Metropolitan Borough Council is looking to build a new app to increase uptake of digital services.

The authority already operates an app, but said that it “does not wish to replicate” its existing platform.

“It is looking for a solution that is more fit for purpose in 2019,” the council added.

This will include a platform that can send notifications to users and is hosted externally. Bradford is seeking to appoint a supplier to create the app and support it over the course of a potential five-year engagement.


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“The council is looking for a specialist to rebuild the mobile app using the best current technology to provide improved functionality, improved look, improved ease of use and conformity to the latest security and accessibility standards,” it said. “The aim of improvements to the mobile app is to increase the number of customers using the council's online services, simplify the offering and provide a resilient push notification service.”

Bradford is looking to enter into a three-year contract on 1 September, with two optional one-year extensions to follow. 

“The council are looking to award the contract on 25 June 2019 to allow time to implement the solution before commencing the contract,” it said.

The project is expected to be worth about £120,000 to the chosen supplier. Bids are open until 22 May.

 

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