Northgate wins place on Buying Solutions’ IT Managed Services framework agreement

Northgate Information Solutions has today announced that it has been successful in being awarded a place on the IT Managed Services framework agreement by Buying Solutions, the national procurement partner for UK public services.

The new framework agreement provides the public sector with a wide range of IT services from remote access to fully managed IT services.

Northgate successfully competed to become one of the twelve suppliers who have been awarded a framework agreement. The awards are based on a range of criteria including service delivery, customer services, sustainability and pricing and contractual considerations.

Northgate has previously been awarded a place on Buying Solutions’ Applications Solutions framework agreement. The company is now able to offer its full range of services to customers across the public sector.

David Meaden, Chief Executive of Northgate Public Services, said: “We are delighted to be offering our services through this new framework agreement. In this age of austerity, it offers public services the opportunity to deliver better services for less.

We believe that it is essential to respond to the economic pressures facing the public sector by offering new models of working, and new ways of sharing risk. We look forward to using the framework agreement to strengthen the public service response to the challenges we face and to promote our commitment to partnerships built on mutuality.”

For more information
Kathy Sutton +44 (0)20 7324 6221; +44 (0)7966 890401
Hannah Smith +44 (0)20 7324 6222; +44 (0)7949 421356
Danny Calogero +44 (0)20 7324 6223; +44 (0)7534 189235

Notes to editors

About Northgate Information Solutions

1.Northgate Information Solutions Limited (‘Northgate’) is a market leader in providing specialist software, outsourcing and information technology (IT) services to the human resources, local government, education and public safety markets.

2.Northgate currently employs over 10,000 staff in more than 35 countries across five continents.

About Buying Solutions

1.Buying Solutions is the national procurement partner for all UK public services and is part of the Efficiency and Reform Group within the Cabinet Office.

2.Its role is to deliver best value for customers in central government and the wider public sector through the efficient procurement and supply of essential goods and services.

3.Buying Solutions saves its customers time, money and effort by providing access to trusted, compliant, and sustainable procurement solutions, which deliver measurable savings, value for money and peace of mind.