We are a cooperative of established suppliers and local councils who build and maintain products and services for the public sector.
We're on a mission to make it easier for local government to procure and maintain tried and tested services.
LoGov was created by people who’ve spent decades working in and with local government to design and build public services that work for the people that need them.
Procure services that are already working, with minimum cost and hassle.
When you subscribe to a LoGov service, you get access to something that’s already up and running. You won’t pay the costs of building a new service. We offer a single cost per service, shared amongst councils. This gives you shared access to:
As more councils sign up and share costs, everyone pays less.
It’s not enough to just design and build a service. We need to sustain and improve services to meet the needs of the people that use them.
When you join LoGov, you become part of a community of practice. We work together to make service improvements, share data, learning and functionality across different service areas. You get more value for less money as the cost of maintaining services is shared across all subscribers.
As a subscriber to LoGov, you’ll benefit from:
Once we know that a service works, we want people to use it. We’ll work hard to get more councils on board. With more subscribers, we can reduce costs for everyone and increase investment in service development.
We work with suppliers and local authorities to share feedback and build new features. These benefits are shared across all subscribers to LoGov services.
We use the UK Government’s Digital Marketplace to save your time when procuring new services. You’ll find all of LoGov’s services on the ‘G-Cloud’ framework.
You can access any LoGov services through G-Cloud for quicker, easier procurement from trusted suppliers. On top of that, you get extra benefits when you choose a LoGov supplier.
The UK Government created the Digital Marketplace to make it easier for public sector organisations to find technology or people for digital projects in the public sector.
Digital Marketplace is provided by Crown Commercial Services (CCS). It’s the default framework for local government to procure Digital, Data and Technology (DDaT) services.
The G-Cloud framework is part of the Digital Marketplace where you can procure existing digital services such as those provided by LoGov. CCS carries out full due diligence on all suppliers within the framework and offers a pain-free way to procure these services.
We currently offer two tried and tested services. If you’re interested in subscribing to either, or developing a new service with us, get in touch.
Identify and contact those responsible for privately owned tall buildings to collect information for the Government’s external wall systems data collection exercise. Access information in a standardised and shareable format.
Links the single planning application reference of proposed development with addresses and UPRNs. This enables the status of each individual home to be tracked from pre-application through to post-occupation, and interoperable with other council services and 3rd party systems, such as HM Land Registry and Zoopla.
We don’t recharge everyone the full cost of a service that’s already been paid for.
Each service has a fixed subscription fee which is shared equally among subscribers. As membership grows, this fee goes down. We set a minimum fee for each service of around £10,000. Any surplus is recycled back into the service to support development and improvements.
We know that all services need ongoing maintenance and support. We ask all LoGov members to contribute to this to ensure service sustainability. If a supplier fails, we invest in a new supplier or support members to take on the service themselves.
Public sector organisations can end up with legacy services that don’t work because it’s too costly or complicated to procure an alternative.
We want you to stay with LoGov because we offer a service that meets your needs with low costs, low risk and added value. If you need something different, it’s easy to unsubscribe from LoGov. You can take all of your data and we’ll help you move to another supplier or host the service within your local council.We’ll help you transfer, free of charge.
We’re a community interest company (CIC) and a registered member of Social Enterprise UK.
Get in touch to find out more about how we work or to get started with a LoGov service.
We believe that the UK public get most value when councils are engaged in design, development and ongoing optimisation of the digital tools and software that support public services. LoGov makes that possible by sharing ownership of digital assets across the organisations that design, build and use them.
LoGov is a Community Interest Company. We are owned by our subscribers and all of our assets are locked into our mission. That means that any new services, features or benefits are shared by all subscribers. All of our profits are reinvested into making it easier for councils to deliver great digital services to every citizen.
We want to help local communities across the UK. Good public services shouldn’t be paid for more than once. We think resources are better used to share and improve services for everyone.
LoGov works to a set of core principles:
We ask all of our suppliers, subscribers and LoGov agencies to sign up to our values and commitments to how we work.