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Accreditations and frameworks

Members of leading industry and governing bodies,
and suppliers of IT services via key framework agreements

 

Sopra Steria is accredited by a number of professional organisations and listed as a supplier of services on key framework agreements that provide expertise, flexibility and value for money including:

 

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Achilles Utilities Vendor Database

We are registered on the Achilles Utilities Vendor Database™ (UVDB) – the supplier database used by the UK utility industry to source current and potential suppliers of major products, services and works. Registered Supplier Number 73991.

UVDB aims to provide and share supplier pre-qualification information to help reduce costs, time and administrative workload while increasing opportunities to both suppliers and utilities. The UVDB has been in operation since 1995 and is now used by over fifty utilities, covering electricity (including nuclear), water, gas and telecom sectors.

BCS & ISTQB

We have a long history of development and successful delivery of high-quality public and in-house testing training across the UK and for our international clients. We are accredited by BCS Professional Certification (formerly ISEB) and by the UK Testing Board (UKTB) to provide courses for both the Certified Tester/Foundation and Advanced Level Certificates. The UKTB is the governing body within the United Kingdom representing the International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB).

 

We are one of only four UK-based training providers accredited for all three of the advanced qualifications (Test Analyst, Test Manager and Technical Test Analyst) and the only one with a training base in Scotland. Through these accredited courses, Testing Masterclasses and other specialised courses we can meet your testing training needs.

Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Level 5

Sopra Steria has achieved the highest level of CMMI certification for applications development - and became the first IT Services organisation in India to conduct TMMi eSurveys.

Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP)

CDP is an international NGO providing the only global environmental disclosure system.

 

We are leaders in managing Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability by achieving, for both 2013 and 2014, a score of 100 in information disclosure and an “A” for our performance.

We are one of only 29 companies out of over 4,700 across the world to achieve these scores and places us on the SBF 250 CPLI and CDLI, annual indices compiled by CDP:

 

  • The CPLI highlights those companies listed on the “Société des Bourses Françaises” 250 Index that demonstrate strategies committed to improving their impact on the environment
  • The CDLI recognises those that have displayed a strong approach to the disclosure of information regarding climate change

CESG

Our expert consultants carry out IT security health checks to identify vulnerabilities in IT systems and networks which may compromise the confidentiality, integrity or availability of information held on that IT system. The IT Health Check Service, or CHECK, was developed to enhance the availability and quality of the IT health check services that are provided to government. Companies belonging to CHECK are measured against high standards set by CESG. Therefore, customers can be assured that they will receive a high-quality service if the work is carried out by our CHECK accredited consultants.

CLAS

CLAS is the Government's CESG Listed Adviser Scheme.

 

CLAS is a partnership linking the unique Information Assurance knowledge of CESG with the expertise and resources of the Private Sector. Our highly experienced consultants are part of the Scheme's pool of high-quality consultants approved by CESG to provide Information Assurance advice to government departments and other organisations who provide vital services for the United Kingdom.

The CIPS Sustainability Index

We are a Rated Supplier on the CIPS Sustainability Index, which was developed to create a consistent sustainability measurement to support purchasing and, in doing so, create significant time and cost efficiencies.

 

In a Business environment a sustainable business is typically expressed as an enterprise that has no negative impact on the global or local environment, community, society, or economy. Many organisations group their sustainability activities together under a Corporate and Social Responsibility (CSR) policy. The CIPS Sustainability Index uses the academic definition of social, economic and environmental criteria to underpin its methodology and approach. A key element in being recognised as a sustainable business is to understand the sustainability credentials of your supply base. This is both from a pure sustainability standpoint, i.e. wanting to use suppliers where possible who have the same values, but also as part of business risk strategy.

ISO 9001:2000 Plus TickIT

Our objective is to provide high-quality management and computing services that assist organisations to make the most of their information systems. This includes the provision of services that meet the client's stated requirements and are delivered on time.

Our quality objectives are pursued by the application of a proven Quality Management System that meets and goes beyond the requirements of ISO9001:2000 Plus TickIT.

For our clients, our continued commitment to ISO 9001 gives the assurance that we are applying rigorous quality processes to all of our business activities. We are also undertaking a programme of continuous improvement to deliver greater benefits to our clients in the future.

ISO/IEC 27001 Information Security Management Systems Certification

Information and information systems are important business assets that have value and therefore need to be adequately protected. Our Information Security Management System ensures protection of the Confidentiality, Availability and Integrity of the company's and clients' information assets from identified threats thus ensuring continuity of services and preventing damage to the business and its reputation.

Our commitment to ISO 27001 gives the assurance to our clients that we are applying appropriate security to our business activities, which includes a programme of continuous improvement.

Frameworks

Sopra Steria is listed across a number of public sector frameworks in the UK

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G-Cloud 9

This Framework Agreement is for use by UK Public Sector bodies and allows them to choose and purchase cloud computing services covering infrastructure, platform, software and specialist cloud services. The framework is for commodity-based, pay-as-you go cloud services grouped across three Lots: Cloud Hosting, Cloud Software and Cloud Support.

Sopra Steria provides 17 G-Cloud 9 services which can be accessed via the Government's Digital Marketplace.

Technology Services 2

This new Framework is available for use across the whole Public Sector and the breadth of services covered enables Sopra Steria to support clients throughout their full technology lifecycle, from initial strategy and design through to programme implementation and on-going support.

The TS2 framework agreement comprises four Lots and Sopra Steria is listed on every one,having been awarded maximum marks for quality in every category.

 

  • Lot 1 - Technology Strategy and Services Design (delivered via a range of consultancy services)
  • Lot 2 - Transition and Transformation (including project management and implementation services as well as legacy service decommissioning)
  • Lot 3 - Operational Services
    • 3a – End User Services
    • 3b – Operational Management
    • 3c – Technical Management
    • 3d – Application and Data Management
  • Lot 4 - Programmes and Large Projects (includes all of the services previously detailed in Lots 1-3 and covers the circumstance where a programme or project requires components from more than one Lot)
    • 4a - Services at Official security classification and below
    • 4b - Services above Official security classification 

Management Consultancy

The Management Consultancy framework (MCF) provides a compliant, cost effective way for central government and the wider public sector to access a variety of consultancy advice.

  • Lot 8 - ICT and Digital Services

Digital Outcomes and Specialists 2 (DOS 2)

This dynamic-style framework helps public sector organisations to buy, design, build and deliver digital outcomes using an agile approach, by procuring the appropriate specialist resource to deliver agile software development.

Sopra Steria provides services on the following lots of this framework:

 

  • Lot 1 - Digital Outcomes 
    Teams to build and support digital services
  • Lot 2 - Digital specialists
    Individual specialists to deliver a specific outcome with defined deliverables on a service, programme or project.

Application Design & Development Services (ADDS)

Sopra Steria is listed on the ADDS framework: a ADDS framework: a multi-supplier agreement agreement. Organisations can use the framework to run mini competitions or a direct award option for contracts awarded via the framework to deliver a diverse range of application services from design through to deployment and support.

Scottish Government’s Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS)

This framework supports the Scottish Government's digital strategy and provides access to a range of digital skills, including cyber expertise, as well as supporting the delivery of agile projects. Sopra Steria provides services on all Lots of this framework:

 

  • Lot 1 – Digital Projects
  • Lot 2 – Digital Resources
  • Lot 3 – Cyber Security Services

Scottish Government’s Digital & Technology Services (DATS) framework

The DATS framework will provide Scottish public sector and third sector bodies with one-stop access to a commercial arrangement for the procurement of a diverse range of digital and technology services, supporting a wide and extensive range of projects of differing sizes, levels of complexity, value and risk.

Traffic Management Technology 2

This framework gives public sector bodies access to a wide range of traffic management technology products, solutions and professional services.  Sopra Steria is listed on all three of the lots that we bid for:

 

  • Lot 3 - Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Data Systems
  • Lot 14 - Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS)
  • Lot 15 - Catalogue providing items within the scope of the above lots

 

More detail on this framework can be found on the Crown Commercial website.

Cyber Growth Partnership - UK Government

Sopra Steria is approved as UK Cyber Supplier to Government. Developed by the Cyber Growth Partnership the scheme enables cyber security suppliers to the UK government to be able to reference this fact publicly.

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills administers the scheme and further information is available on their website.