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Public sector procurement is an area where quality and value are absolutely vital

London, 7 August 2018: Sopra Steria Recruitment, one of the UK’s leading staffing companies and managed recruitment service providers, is delighted to announce that it has recently been awarded a place on the Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation’s (ESPO) framework to provide Strategic HR Services to local authorities in the region.

With over 30 years’ experience in public sector procurement, ESPO is a customer-focused, not-for-profit, public sector-owned purchasing organisation. It has specialist buying teams with expertise in providing high quality procurement solutions to the public sector on a nationwide basis and is jointly owned by its six members: Leicestershire County Council, Lincolnshire County Council, Cambridgeshire County Council, Norfolk County Council, Warwickshire County Council, and Peterborough City Council.

Under the framework agreement, Sopra Steria Recruitment will provide talent and services across six lots. It has successfully bid to supply commercial contractors, IT contractors, permanent commercial professionals and permanent IT professionals through ESPO. It will also provide assessment and testing services and statutory employment checks through the framework.

Pete Holliday, Managing Director, Sopra Steria Recruitment, commented:

"It is fantastic that Sopra Steria Recruitment has been award a place on ESPO’s framework and the breadth of scope attached to the win should not be underestimated. Public sector procurement is an area where quality and value are absolutely vital, and it is an honour to be recognised as an organisation which is best placed to provide high-calibre candidates and services which will ultimately help local authorities to improve efficiencies and deliver a superior experience to end users.”

The agreement will run to 2020, with the option to extend to 2022.


About Sopra Steria Recruitment

Sopra Steria Recruitment delivers recruitment services which help organisations in the public and private sectors attract people, knowledge and skills to enable business performance and accelerate change. We provide a breadth of solutions, tailored to your specific needs, in permanent, contract, interim and managed recruitment, capable of providing people across all technical and business disciplines.

Sopra Steria Recruitment is committed to minimising its impact on the environment and is certified to the ISO 14001 standard. We deliver through world-class recruitment workflow and compliance processes, certified to the ISO 9001 standard and aligned to all relevant employment and recruitment legislation. We are long-term members and award winners of the Association of Professional Staffing Companies, providing you with an assurance of the highest quality delivery.
Formed in 1979, Sopra Steria Recruitment is a wholly owned company within the Sopra Steria Group; European leader of digital transformation.
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About Sopra Steria

Sopra Steria, a European leader in digital transformation, provides one of the most comprehensive portfolios of end-to-end service offerings on the market: consulting, systems integration, software development, infrastructure management and business process services.

Sopra Steria is trusted by leading private and public-sector organisations to deliver successful transformation programmes that address their most complex and critical business challenges.

Combining high quality and performance services, added value and innovation, Sopra Steria enables its clients to make the best use of digital technology. With nearly 42,000 employees in more than 20 countries, Sopra Steria generated revenue of €3.8 billion in 2017.

Sopra Steria (SOP) is listed on Euronext Paris (Compartment A) – ISIN: FR0000050809
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À propos de Sopra Steria

Sopra Steria, leader européen de la transformation numérique, propose l’un des portefeuilles d’offres les plus complets du marché : conseil, intégration de systèmes, édition de solutions métier, infrastructure management et business process services. Il apporte ainsi une réponse globale aux enjeux de développement et de compétitivité des grandes entreprises et organisations. Combinant valeur ajoutée, innovation et performance des services délivrés, Sopra Steria accompagne ses clients dans leur transformation et les aide à faire le meilleur usage du numérique. Fort de près de 42 000 collaborateurs dans plus de 20 pays, Sopra Steria affiche un chiffre d’affaires de 3,8 milliards d’euros en 2017.

Sopra Steria (SOP) est coté sur Euronext Paris (Compartiment A) - Code ISIN : FR0000050809
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About ESPO

We’re committed to getting the most for our customers by pursuing best practice in procurement, sourcing, supply chain partner support and management, contract management and EU compliance.

We offer our customers a complete procurement service including a market leading product catalogue, a huge range of frameworks compliant with EU and UK procurement regulations and bespoke procurement support for your organisation.

ESPO's commercial experience, market insight, category expertise and best practice sourcing mean we can respond quickly and effectively to the changes in the public sector. To ensure that we maintain our leading position, we proactively collaborate with customers, and other partners to engage markets, challenge current practices and develop innovative new commissioning and sourcing strategies.

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