Edinburgh firm to supply public and third sector with Application Design and Development Services
Edinburgh-based digital transformation specialist Sopra Steria has become one of only 20 suppliers to be awarded a place on the Scottish Government’s Application Design and Development Services (ADDS) framework.
According to the firm, its approach was found to be one of the most economically competitive and its strong background with prior experience in the public sector in Scotland and the rest of the UK helped to secure its place on the framework, which will provide the 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 ADDS.
The initial two-year framework agreement started on 1 August 2016, 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.
Alison McLaughlin, sector director, Local & Regional Government, Sopra Steria, said: “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.”