Over the last 24 months, brightsolid has been consistently impressed with the Scottish Government’s effort to facilitate and enable new working environments through efficient technology and progressive cultures. G-Cloud is a great example of these efforts. The platform is designed to make it easy for the public sector to procure secure, reliable technology services without the headache of traditional procurement processes.
brightsolid are proud to announce we have been accepted onto the G-Cloud 9 framework with this year’s application being tougher than ever. Close to 3000 organisations completed applications to become part of G-Cloud 9. The previous iteration of the Framework was viewed as highly successful with a total of £1,696,137,364 (ex VAT) reported G-Cloud sales. To date, 56% of total sales by value and 64% by volume have been awarded to SMEs. This supports the agenda outlined in recent papers like ”Scotland’s Digital Future” that aims at developing opportunity in Scotland and attracting investment.
“We are delighted to be part of the G-Cloud 9 Framework,” said Richard Higgs, CEO at brightsolid. “The framework allows us to strengthen relationships in the public sector that we have built over the last 15 years. Our innovative approach to IT means that we are one of the most carbon and cost effective data centre and cloud providers in the country. We’re pleased that public sector organisations across the UK can now take advantage of this.”
Over the last 12 months brightsolid have announced several public sector partnerships including NHS Tayside, Aberdeenshire Council and Aberdeen City Council. The partnership with Aberdeen City has saved the council approximately £250,000 per annum and enabled them to deliver a better service to all citizens, including those in remote areas previously excluded.
The vision for Aberdeen is to realise a shared services approach that will save money and allow the council’s to be more effective by securely sharing data with themselves and other public sector authorities like health and social care.
Moves from the public sector like these are encouraging for the wider business community in Scotland. We’re proud to shout about our customers who are doing ‘different’ well and already feeling the benefits, not just internally, but from their citizens and customers too.