We’ve all been there. You need to hire someone to do a web job. Maybe you need a front-end developer or a visual designer. Maybe you need an accessibility consultant. But the amount of work you need to do just to get them on board is overwhelming. Sometimes it seems just too hard.
Saving Time and Money
It’s optional, but it’s been designed to reduce red tape and improve efficiency. You will need to get your procurement people to give it the once over to make sure they are happy with it, and you still need to follow your agency’s internal procurement procedures.
From Agencies, for Agencies
We’ve selected a panel of providers that is comprehensive and includes a wide variety of vendors—from New Zealand owned and operated, small-to-medium sized enterprises with specific expertise, all the way up to larger companies offering a wider range of services.
To cover the cost of running the panel, there’s an initial annual fee of $2,000 per agency. We’ve worked to keep this fee as low as possible. Given the time it can take you to go through an RFQ (request for quote) or an RFP, negotiate contracts, and have those contracts reviewed by your legal team, it still ends up cheaper to use the panel in most cases. Each year we will look at how much time we are spending on running the panel, and how many agencies are using it, and change the fee to make sure we only recover our costs—so the more agencies that use the panel, the less it will cost everyone to use it.
It’s a syndicated procurement panel, which means just about anyone in government can use it. The Ministry of Primary Industries has already signed up to use it, and we are getting enquiries from lots of other agencies.
- Information architects
- Usability advisors
- Website testers
- Front-end web developers
- Graphical/visual designers
- Website technical writers
- Accessibility consultants
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