Pensions dashboard issues digital design tender in ‘significant milestone’

Jenna Brown reports

The Pensions Dashboards Programme has issued a call for tender applications from digital designers to come up with options on how the portal will look to end-users.

The long-running project, being overseen by the Money and Pensions Service (MaPS), will allow all pension savers to view details of all their retirement assets in one place, both state and private benefits. The project is due to go live in 2023. 

MaPS said it has responsibility for designing and implementing the “ecosystem” which will make pensions dashboards work. It added beginning the procurement process was a “significant milestone”.

The chosen supplier will provide the major components of the digital architecture, including the pension finder service, the consent and authorisation service, and the governance register, it explained.

Pensions Dashboards Programme principal Chris Curry said: “We recognise that pension providers, schemes, administrators, trustees and ISPs want certainty and detail around timings and requirements for the delivery of pensions dashboards. With the support and cooperation of interested suppliers, we’ve been able to outline clear requirements for the dashboards’ digital architecture.

“The procurement and onboarding of this technical delivery partner is a key moment in our journey. It will enable us to provide our industry partners with more detailed information as we work towards the delivery of pensions dashboards over the coming months.”