HTK wins place on £500m UK local government software framework
The framework, designed specifically to meet the needs of local government, provides an efficient and cost effective route to purchase software in areas such as planning, social care, the environment and public protection. It is available for use by public bodies including local authorities, NDPBs, education establishments, police forces, NHS bodies, registered social landlords, third sector organisations and charities.
There are 39 suppliers in total, ranging from multi-national to SME organisations, providing services through the nine Lots of the framework agreement.
Following their response to an Invitation to Tender from the Government Procurement Service, HTK has won a place on 3 LGSAS framework lots:
- Social Care & Education - Libraries, Museums and Leisure related Software Application Solutions
- Communities - Social Housing Software Application Solutions
- Environment & Public Protection - Waste and Environmental Health Software Application Solutions
As a result of this award, the HTK Horizon software-as-a-service product can now be procured directly through the LGSAS framework. HTK Horizon enables low-cost citizen contact and business process automation through smart use of digital contact channels including email, SMS texting, IVR voice automation, web forms, Twitter and Facebook.
Justin Bowser, Director of Public Sector at HTK commented: "We're delighted to have won a place on this framework. We're already working with a number of local authorities and police forces on some very innovative software solutions that can reduce cost and improve communication with the public, and this framework will enable us to help a wider range of public bodies in the future. I'm seeing a shift in focus across both central and local government towards 'cloud software' that can offer more joined-up approaches to solution delivery, and that's exactly what our Horizon software-as-a-service product delivers".
He added: "It's also encouraging to see a number of other smaller SME suppliers on the framework. I'm seeing a real desire across UK government to work more closely with SMEs, and this framework shows that SMEs really can bid on an equal footing with the larger software suppliers."
Local Government customers can find out more about the framework here: www.buyingsolutions.gov.uk/categories/ICT/Software/LGSAS/