How can technology be used to engage citizens in designing Digital Public Services?

What is the open innovation challenge?

CivTech are looking for innovative proposals to develop a digital product to engage the 50,000+ Connecting Scotland user-base (and in the longer term, a broader range of Scotland's citizens) and provide them with the opportunity to become actively engaged in designing digital public services.

Through this Sprint, three applicants will be selected to participate in an Exploration Stage. Contracts for this will be of £5,000 (Inc. VAT) each.

After the Exploration Stage is completed, a single applicant will be shortlisted to progress to Development Stage. The contract for the Development Stage will be of £25,000 (Inc. VAT) and is to develop a minimum viable product.

Subsequent to this, there might be potential for a bespoke pre-commercial agreement to further develop the technology into a commercially viable product to be negotiated.


Closing date: 16 November 2020, 10:00am

Exploration Stage interviews: 25 November 2020

Exploration Stage: 07 – 18 December 2020

Development Stage interviews: 21 December 2020

Development Stage: 05 January 2021 – 28 March 2021

Next steps

Learn about this challenge on the Public Contracts Scotland website