At the end of November we'll launch a procurement exercise for suppliers interested in becoming identity providers. We're planning to set up a new framework agreement, and then to issue call-off contracts to identity providers on the framework.
Identity providers operate according to published standards. They also have to meet contractual requirements which will be set out in the framework agreement.
To help companies interested in becoming identity providers understand in more detail what's likely to be involved, and for others who are interested in how GOV.UK Verify works, we've published:
- a draft version of the contract’s executive summary which summarises how we propose the contracts will work
- a guide that summarises the different checks identity providers must perform
- the Identity Proofing and Verification (IPV) Operations Manual that identity providers have to follow
Potential identity providers can use this dedicated address to ask any questions or give feedback about Procurement 2: email@example.com - we'll respond to the most common questions at our market briefing event on 30 October 2014. To register for the market briefing event, email your name, organisation and contact number to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 5pm on Friday, 24 October.
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