https://identityassurance.blog.gov.uk/2014/11/27/procurement-update/

Procurement update

At our market briefing event on 30 October we talked about our intention to launch Procurement 2 at the end of November.

Since then we've been busy reviewing the procurement documents on the basis of feedback we received at the event and finalising them for publication.

Our latest estimate is that we will issue the Contract Notice in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) by 12th December. We're planning to ask for bids to be submitted by prospective identity providers in the first week of February 2015. The definitive dates will appear in the Contract Notice.

Ahead of this publication we'll blog about the changes we've made to the commercial structure and bidding process in response to feedback. After we've published the Contract Notice we'll continue to update the market with more information about services that are joining the hub.