[Irl-dean] NDA Draft ICT Procurement Toolkit

Mark Magennis Mark.magennis at ncbi.ie
Tue Jul 4 15:34:24 IST 2006

Dear all,

Those of you on this list who operate as consultants and answer  
public RFTs should be very interested in the draft procurement  
toolkit that is now open for review. It may be in your interests to  
read it and submit your comments because it provides a lot of  
guidance and advice for public procurers in how to go about getting  
in consultants to design and build websites, public access terminals,  
etc. It goes as far as providing sample texts that public bodies can  
cut and paste into their RFTs. Hopefully, they will follow this  
guidance and use the sample text, so if you are a supplier, this is  
what they may be asking you to comply with.

What we would like to know is: are the suggested processes and RFT  
texts sensible from the point of view of suppliers? If procurers  
follow those processes and state those requirements in those terms,  
will it work in practice?

If you have any issues with this guidance and the sample texts,  
please speak up now. Any comments we receive will be assessed and may  
be used to improve the guidance so it works for everybody.

Also, if you have any other comments on with the procurement toolkit,  
please let us know. For instance, does it express any views or  
opinions that are factually incorrect, at variance with accepted  
wisdom or open to serious debate? Is it easy to read and understand?  
Does it use language that is familiar to people within the  
procurement process?

All comments gratefully accepted.


Dr. Mark Magennis
Director of the Centre for Inclusive Technology (CFIT)
National Council for the Blind of Ireland
Whitworth Road, Dublin 9, Republic of Ireland

mark.magennis at ncbi.ie   tel: +353 (0)71 914 7464


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