Framework agreement strengthens Sopra Steria's commitment to the Scottish public sector
Edinburgh, 2 November 2016: Following a competitive tendering process, Sopra Steria, has today announced that it has won a place on the Scottish Government’s Application Design and Development Services (ADDS) framework.
The key aim of the ADDS framework is to provide Scottish public sector and third sector bodies (Framework Public Bodies) with one-stop access to a commercial arrangement for the purchase of a suite of Application Design and Development Services.
Sopra Steria won a place on the framework as its approach was found to be one of the most economically competitive, in addition to its strong background and prior experience in the public sector in Scotland and the UK.
The new framework agreement commenced on 1 August 2016 for an initial two year period, with options to extend for a further two periods of one year. Over the life of the contract, the expenditure through the framework is expected to be approximately £12 million. Sopra Steria is one of 20 suppliers who has been awarded a place on ADDS.
Alison McLaughlin, Sector Director, Local & Regional Government, Sopra Steria, comments: “The Scottish Government Frameworks have been an integral part of our business for 30 years and we are delighted to be confirmed as an ADDS supplier. We are determined to make this framework a success using a local, pragmatic, innovative and collaborative approach. The ADDS framework, alongside our place on the Digital and Technology Services (DATS) framework, is strategically important to our business as a key route to continuing to develop our engagements with the Scottish public sector. I am personally committed to making a difference through our business in this sector, and to delivering excellence and adding value through this important procurement framework.”