The Digital Governance Standards Institute Announces the Publication of National Standard for Agile and Open Procurement of Digital Solutions

OTTAWA – The Digital Governance Standards Institute is proud to announce the publication of the national standard for Agile and Open Procurement of Digital Solutions, CAN/DGSI 108. This milestone represents a significant achievement in the ongoing effort to streamline and enhance the procurement process for digital products and services across the entire Canadian landscape.

Now accessible for public use, this national standard defines minimum requirements for the preparation, development, and execution of challenge-based, agile, and open procurement procedures related to digital solutions. The standard is applicable to a broad spectrum of organizations, including public and private companies, government entities, and not-for-profit organizations, ensuring a unified approach to digital procurement that fosters innovation and transparency.

The Digital Governance Standards Institute is deeply grateful to The Mitre Corporation for their invaluable contribution through their technical paper, “Challenge-Based Acquisition (Fifth Edition, 2020),” which served as a foundational reference during the standard’s development process.

“The publication of CAN/DGSI 108 represents a critical step towards establishing a standardized framework for agile and open procurement of digital solutions in Canada,” stated Darryl Kingston, Executive Director of Standards at the Digital Governance Standards Institute. “This national standard is designed to enhance trustworthiness and foster best practices in digital procurement, benefiting both organizations and the citizens they serve.” 

We invite all interested stakeholders and industry professionals to explore the full standard document, now readily available on the Digital Governance Standards Institute website. The document is accessible for reference and implementation purposes.

About the Digital Governance Standards Institute

The Digital Governance Standards Institute develops digital technology governance standards fit for global use. The Institute works with experts, as well as national and global partners and the public to develop national standards that reduce risk to Canadians and Canadian organizations adopting and using innovative digital technologies in today’s digital economy.  The Institute is an independent division of the Digital Governance Council. To learn more about the organization and its initiatives, visit www.dgc-cgn.org or contact info@dgc-cgn.org.


For media inquiries:

Darryl Kingston
Executive Director
Digital Governance Standard Institute
darryl.kingston@dgsi.org 

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