Atos Origin signs framework agreement to provide desktop services to UK Government
This agreement runs for a four year period and further supports Atos Origin’s strength in delivering desktop services through its Adaptive Workplace Solutions at all levels within the Public Sector. The focus is on delivering a user-centric desktop environment that can be accessed via any application, anywhere on any device whilst enabling government organisations to keep control on security and cost.
Under this framework agreement, Atos Origin will support Public Sector clients with the full range of Desktop Services from the provision of user access devices to associated management and data services.
Lesley Meeks, ICT Procurement Director for Buying Solutions, commented: “Buying Solutions is delighted to have been involved in this ground-breaking procurement with our partners, DWP and OGC. We have successfully leveraged one of the biggest and best deals in the public sector and captured this in a framework agreement that the rest of the public sector can benefit from. The deals agreed with our suppliers will deliver significant savings and provide public sector organisations with a compelling business case for change to Desktop21.
“We are particularly pleased that one of our framework agreements is the very first to receive the OGC’s new collaborative procurement mark as this is a further endorsement of the thorough approach we adopt to ensure that our arrangements and the service we provide are of the very highest quality.”
Chris Bingham, vice president for Government Markets at Atos Origin UK, added: “We are delighted to be part of this framework agreement which is estimated to improve the efficiency of Public Sector procurement by up to 30%, thereby freeing up time for delivering services. We are committed to supporting Government organisations to enable efficiencies and citizen centric savings which support the Operational Efficiency Agenda.”
About Atos Origin
Atos Origin is a leading international information technology (IT) services company, providing hi-tech transactional services, consulting, systems integration and managed operations to deliver business outcomes globally. The company’s annual revenues are EUR 5.1 billion and it employs 50,000 people. Atos Origin is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic Games and has a client base of international companies across all sectors. Atos Origin is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market and trades as Atos Origin, Atos Worldline and Atos Consulting.
About Buying Solutions
Buying Solutions is the national procurement partner for UK public services and is an Executive Agency of the Office of Government Commerce in the Treasury.
Working in close collaboration with customers across the public sector, we provide a professional procurement service, enabling them to deliver improved value for money in their commercial activities.
We have extensive procurement expertise, providing access to over 500,000 products and services delivered through more than 1,000 suppliers in Professional Services, Property & Office Solutions, Energy, Travel, ICT and eCommerce.
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