QinetiQ Commerce Decisions, leading provider of software and services to support strategic procurement projects, has been awarded a place on Lots 3 and 4 of the G-Cloud II framework by the Government Procurement Service. Lot 3 is the framework for Software as a Service (SaaS) and Lot 4 is for Specialist Cloud Services.
The G-Cloud Programme is a cross government initiative to develop a secure and high performance cloud infrastructure for the public sector. Its aim is to make it easier for public authorities to move computing services to the cloud, enabling them to take advantage of new technologies in order to deliver faster business benefits and reduce cost.
Following a procurement under the OJEU process, the GPS had already established the G-Cloud I framework last year – the G-Cloud II framework has now increased the scope of services available to the public sector. The services can be purchased through the CloudStore without the need to run a tender or mini competition with suppliers: http://gcloud.civilservice.gov.uk/cloudstore/. There are four service category lots: Infrastructure, Software, Platform and Specialist Services. QinetiQ Commerce Decisions has been awarded a framework agreement contract for Lots 3 and 4, Software as a Service (SaaS) and Specialist Cloud Services.
The AWARD® software is a collaborative web-based software solution designed specifically to support strategic procurement projects. AWARD delivers consistent repeatable processes for both project and organisational deployments. AWARD is proven to reduce time to contract, improve value for money and reduce risk. It has been used across a range of sectors including central, local and regional government, utilities, transport, healthcare, aerospace and defence covering a broad range of activities including construction programmes, transport and defence systems, IT outsourcing, collaborative frameworks and multi-lot projects .
Gavin Shepheard, Government Account Director, QinetiQ Commerce Decisions, said
“We are delighted to have been awarded a framework agreement contract on G-Cloud II for the second year running. Our main UK customer base lies within the public sector, and G-Cloud presents a straight forward route for them to purchase the services they require. ”
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A FTSE250 company, QinetiQ uses its domain knowledge to provide technical support and know-how to customers in the global aerospace, defence and security markets. QinetiQ's unique position enables it to be a trusted partner to government organisations, predominantly in the UK and the US, including defence departments, intelligence services and security agencies.
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