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BEIS wants partner to manage data on post-Brexit product safety platform

Matteo Natalucci Published 28 March 2018

Office for Product Safety and Standards must consider future operating models that expand on capability currently provided by EU market surveillance systems


The Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS), part of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), is looking for a digital partner to deliver alpha and beta phase outcomes for an MVP1.0 release of a market surveillance product safety data hub.

The platform will exchange data with external sources to drive services and improve intelligence capability. It will also enable case management and notifications on product safety issues.

Ahead of Brexit, OPSS needs to consider future operating models that expand upon the capability currently provided by EU market surveillance systems, ICSMS and Rapex.

The organisation currently uses these systems to conduct market surveillance and share intelligence and alerts on non-food products that pose a potential consumer risk across the EU.

The platform will collect and manage data on product safety and market surveillance from multiple sources and make that data available to UK regulators, enforcement bodies, businesses and consumers through appropriate channels.

The long-term vision includes exchanging data with international partners, including the EU.

The MVP1.0 service needs to be in place by 29 March 2019. This will focus on case management and notifications.

A service assessment will be required at the completion of the alpha phase and the outcome of the alpha phase will then determine the start of the beta plan.

The budget for the alpha phase ranges between £320-372k and for the beta phase between £900-£988k.

The closing date for applications for the opportunity is April 3.


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