Skip nav Limited awarded new Framework Agreement by Government Procurement Service Limited awarded another framework agreement by Government Procurement Service (formerly Buying Solutions) for Local Government Software Application Solutions is delighted to announce that it is now a successful supplier on the Local Government Software Application Solutions framework agreement, reference RM865, from Government Procurement Service (formerly Buying Solutions). has been awarded supplier status on 8 out of 9 Lots, more than any other supplier.

The Framework Agreement is intended for use by Public Sector Bodies who require Software Application Solutions to address business service areas within the local government sector. This includes Local Authorities and others such as Police Forces, NHS Bodies, Education Establishments, Third Sector and Charities, who are carrying out the functions of local government.

The Local Government Software Application Solutions framework agreement was designed in consultation with Local Government stakeholders for the provision of Software Application Solutions that support the various functions of Local Government|e.g. Planning, Social Care. The Government Procurement Service (formally Buying Solutions) is working in partnership with Pro5 to deliver efficient procurement solutions for local government and to bring greater savings through collaboration across the UK public sector.

The framework extends our service offering by adding to our existing Government Procurement Service framework agreements for ICT Consultancy & Delivery Services (RM 591), Software Applications Solutions (RM 713), and Digital Continuity (RM 848). This new framework commenced on 27th July 2011, and will remain in force for two years with the option for two further one-year extensions.

“This is another fantastic win to add to our current framework contracts. As a small SME, we have worked hard with like-minded SMEs to establish a procurement route into the Public Sector. Our belief is that partnering with SMEs offers a true alternative that is responsive, empathetic and provides value-for-money.” Roland Cunningham – Partners Director

Through this new framework agreement, can supply application software (e.g. packages or bespoke), whether on a licensed/rental/subscription basis, and goods and/or services which are necessary for the implementation, delivery and operation of this application software. This includes everything from consultancy and business change, through design and system build, to integration, training, support and hosting, in the following areas:

• Lot 1: Management & Finance – Revenue, Benefits and Finance
• Lot 3: Social Care & Education – Social Care
• Lot 5: Social Care & Education – Libraries, Museums and Leisure
• Lot 6: Communities – Electoral Services
• Lot 7: Communities – Social Housing
• Lot 8: Environment & Public Protection – Waste and Environmental Health
• Lot 9: Environment & Public Protection – Highways and Transport
• Lot 10: Environment & Public Protection – Planning

Benefits of Government Procurement Service framework agreements
The Government Procurement Service frameworks provide multiple benefits for the public sector organisations who procure services from suppliers on the agreements:

• An efficient, fully EU-compliant route to market
• A standard, pre-agreed call-off contract structure and terms and conditions
• Expert advice and guidance on using the framework agreement
• Provision of management information
• Benchmarking activity to ensure continued value for money
• Supplier management and audit
• Shared information on best practice.

About Government Procurement Service
Government Procurement Service, an executive agency of the Cabinet Office, is the delivery arm of Government Procurement. Its overall priority is to provide procurement savings for central government, health and all organisations across the UK public sector with a focus that delivers expert sourcing, category and centralised data management.

Through the centralisation, standardisation and aggregation of spend on common goods and services they deliver significant, sustainable cost reductions to Government. The value-for-money, commercial procurement solutions are fully EU compliant covering energy, property and facilities management, office solutions, professional services, travel, fleet, IT commodities (including telecommunications and networks) and eCommerce.

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About is the UK’s leading independent specialist in information management. transforms organizations to focus properly on their information. This begins by re-designing and improving the structure of a client’s information, then implementing a programme of change to realign the business and its people with its information, involving technology as necessary. This management-of-change approach results in consistency, standardization, control and integration of information.

Our offerings are supplemented by our extensive partner network. We work with niche suppliers and SME organisations to provide ICT solutions across the Public Sector that meet the stringent requirements of ROI.

Please click here to go to our main Government Procurement Service (Buying Solutions) supplier page, which describes the frameworks and our services in more detail.

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