LookingLocal is pleased to confirm that the BetterOff solution can now be purchased by public sector organisations via the Digital Marketplace and G-Cloud Framework. G-Cloud 7 which went live in November, eases the procurement process and enables potential customers to see the full range of details required to make an informed evaluation or purchasing decision; everything from the features and benefits to data security standards.
BetterOff is an ambitious and innovative self-service benefits & employment solution, which recently launched in Kirklees with the aim of digitising one of the most contact-heavy services managed by councils and housing associations; you can read more about BetterOff here.
The Digital Marketplace and G-Cloud 7 is still new to many public organisations, but aims to make procurement simpler, quicker and less painful. Each product or service has been through rigorous evaluation by GDS (Government Digital Service) to ensure that is it fit for purpose and meets government digital standards, most notably the Service Design Manual and Digital by Default standard.
All products and services in the Digital Marketplace must be built in an agile way and are underpinned by framework contracts drawn up by the Crown Commercial Service (CCS). This means that once a product or service has been selected to meet local requirements, the framework contract which covers all the relevant legal requirements can be drawn down and signed by both parties.
Each service listed has a detailed service description, pricing structure and relevant T&Cs in addition to core information including an outline of the supplier, other customers who use their services and contact details. BetterOff is listed in the ‘Software as a Service’ category and can be found by using the keywords ‘BetterOff’, ‘Kirklees’ or ‘Welfare’.
There is a guide for buyers using the marketplace for the first time here. The GDS blog around the Digital Marketplace is here and BetterOff is listed here.