Gateway Review 2 Workbook: Delivery Strategy, Version 2.0



About this Workbook

This Workbook supports OGC Gateway Review 2: Delivery strategy. This Review investigates the assumptions in the Outline Business Case and proposed approach for delivering the project. If there is a procurement, the delivery strategy will include details of the sourcing options, proposed procurement route and supporting information. The Review will also check that plans for implementation are in place.

Delivery strategy

Following OGC Gateway™ Review 1: Business justification, the Project Board determined that the project was feasible and there was a robust Strategic Business Case. The next phase defines the delivery strategy, focusing on establishing a clear definition of the project and a plan for its implementation. Any outstanding assumptions from the business justification for the project should now be verified.

OGC Gateway Review 2 assesses the project’s viability, its potential for success, the value for money to be achieved, and the proposed approach for achieving delivery of the project’s objectives. If appropriate, the Review will assess whether the project is ready to invite proposals or tenders from the market. This Review assures the Project Board that the selected delivery approach is appropriate for the proposed business change, whether involving the acquisition of goods or services, effecting organisational change, policy implementation, rollout of services to citizens, or other development.

Note that where a strategic partnering arrangement is in place, procurement regulations may still apply along with market benchmarking, value for money assessments and potential contract changes, therefore the OGC Gateway Review 2 appraisal must still be undertaken. The Project Team and Review Team must be satisfied that due consideration has been given to all the factors, including choices about proposed commercial arrangements with the existing supplier that offer value for money.

A project will normally go through a single OGC Gateway Review 2 to validate the proposed delivery strategy before any commitments are made to prospective suppliers or delivery partners about the acquisition process. However, large procurement projects taking many months may need to go through more OGC Gateway Reviews 2 as appropriate.