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The future of the Planning Portal

by on June 20, 2014

A little while ago we blogged about the decision by DCLG to commercialise the Planning Portal.

Well today the procurement has kicked off and as a result, three of our team have stepped out of their day jobs to lead the Portal team’s bid to run the service ourselves.

DCLG will then consider our bid against the same criteria that they use to assess all bids submitted. Our director Chris Kendall is joined by account managers Scott Alford and Allen Camm for the foreseeable future – they’ll only return to the team once our bid is either out of the running or we are selected as the preferred bidder, so in the nicest possible way I hope they’re gone a long time.

You’re not so lucky though, as while Chris is gone you get my company on this blog. For those that don’t know me, I’m one of the Portal’s deputy directors, leading the folks that deliver the website content, work with LPAs and agents and sell our commercial services. Chris’ are difficult shoes to fill, but I’ll do my best.

If you’ve got any suggestions about what you’d like to see more or less of on this blog, please post a comment below or email me directly.

If you have any questions about the procurement process itself please direct them to DCLG.


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