Esteem Systems, IT services provider, has been awarded a contract under the G-Cloud Service Framework Agreement by The Government Procurement Service (GPS), against the hundreds of suppliers bidding to revolutionize public sector ICT.
Under the new contract, Esteem will design and build strategically aligned private and public cloud platforms on behalf of Government organisations. Esteem holds the highest levels of accreditation with key cloud computing vendors including Microsoft, Citrix and Oracle.
Esteem is among the 160 suppliers that have been chosen for Lot 4 of the framework: Specialist Cloud Services. Esteem’s cloud offering will now be available on the government’s catalogue website – the CloudStore.
Alastair Kitching, Sales & Marketing Director of Esteem, said: “We are delighted to have been selected for the G-Cloud framework, and are motivated to find the right solution to help transform public sector IT. We pride ourselves on being market leaders in cloud platform delivery and are happy to continue this work under the new G-Cloud programme."
The Framework that has been put in place is designed as a cost transparent marketplace so that public sector organisations can access cloud services, without having to go through an expensive tender process.
The G-Cloud approach will enable organisations and departments to deploy complete solutions that are already assured for security, performance and service management.
Chris Chant, The Cabinet Office’s Director for the G-Cloud, said: “I firmly believe that every aspect of the government and the public sector will be affected; things will never be the same. The transparency of pricing, the access to a wide range of services, the ease of doing business with small companies will ripple beyond IT into everything that government does.”The introduction of the G-Cloud will deliver systems that are more flexible and responsive to demand, as well as meeting environmental and sustainability targets, with a view to saving as much as £340m between now and 2015.
Article published: 22/02/2012