Steria has been awarded supplier status for the third iteration of the G-Cloud Framework, with £950,000 orders to date. Steria is a top 20 ranked G-Cloud supplier based on published sales information (June 2013) and has delivered services on an agile and low cost basis to the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), the Home Office and the UK Border Force.
Steria announces that it has delivered a number of Cloud services in support of major transformation programmes at the heart of government, resulting in orders of £950,000, and making Steria one of the top 20 G-Cloud suppliers . Within one year, Steria has increased the number of services it offers across all four Lots of the Framework to 35 in total, enabling the company to continue its G-Cloud success in delivering innovative, flexible and low cost ICT services to the Public Sector. It was recently confirmed as a supplier on the Government Procurement Service G-Cloud iii Framework.
Steria G-Cloud services that have been successfully delivered include:
- Project Management and PMO support for a records management and collaboration programme at Defra
- An agile delivery service to develop an automated freight targeting system using open source tools and agile development methodologies at the UK Border Force
- Hosting of a high availability, high volume searchable website using Steria’s Infrastructure on Command service for the Hillsborough Independent Panel investigation on behalf of the Home Office
G-Cloud is a pan-Government collaborative framework which is a fundamental part of the UK Government ICT Strategy. It can be used by over 29,000 UK public sector bodies, to quickly access pre-approved cloud computing services through a dynamic procurement vehicle known as the CloudStore.
The CloudStore will help contribute to significant cost savings for its users; making the purchasing of services quicker, easier, cheaper and more transparent for the public sector and suppliers alike.
John Torrie, chief executive, Steria UK, comments: “The introduction of the G-Cloud has completely transformed the way that the Government procures services in an incredibly short span of time, enabling more suppliers to bid for the most progressive IT projects.”
“This time last year the public sector team was successful in being part of the first iteration of the G-Cloud. Now, in its third iteration, we can announce that we are listed among the top 20 suppliers, having generated substantial sales through the Framework. We have also increased the number of services we offer to 35 across all four categories, reinforcing our position as trusted partner to a growing number of public sector departments. Through our transformative approach to IT we are committed to helping our partners increase efficiency, reduce costs and simplify the complex."