Technology services provider, Probrand, has been approved as a level one partner within the Government Gateway Alliance Programme.
The Government Gateways Alliance Programme (GGAP) is part of the Cabinet Offices e-Delivery teams ongoing commitment to work in partnership with key IT suppliers in delivering the Government Gateway and related services across the public sector.
e-Delivery team (eDt) supports a shared service culture and is responsible for a set of products which combined to form the Government Gateway, a mission critical ICT application for online government services. eDts work supports the Transformation Government activities.
eDt Head of Partnering, Damien Kennedy, said: I am delighted to welcome Probrand into the growing family of GGAP and look forward to working in partnership in order to deliver effective joined-up secure online services.
The Government Gateway Alliance Programme aims to establish key partnerships with IT and business suppliers. This integrates and supports solutions direct to the new or existing customer base within government and assists the eDt.
With a pedigree of Best Practice, Best Value e-solutions that connect people and commerce, Probrands expertise may be used to help government save time and money across numerous high level transformational agendas.
Probrand is renowned for using its aggregation software to streamline data for using in transparent situations that demand reporting and central management functionality. Probrands online IT procurement portal, theitindex.co.uk/gov, is proof that this robust technology delivers such capability, empowering end users with access to over 100,00 products daily updated by best price and availability.
Probrand MD, Peter Robbins, said: Yet again we have been recognised for our innovative approach to modern day commerce challenges of connecting people to data.
Our award winning online IT procurement portal theitindex.co.uk/gov is a tangible demonstration, amongst others, that our approach delivers robust solutions that facilitate efficient ways of working, saving time and money that can be better deployed elsewhere.
This is at the heart of our ethos; streamlining business operations using technology to help add value to the bottom line. When applied to the public sector, connecting departments, offices, services ands the like to the information and transactions they need more quickly, can undoubtedly deliver efficiency savings and ultimately facilitate better delivery of services to citizens.
We have transformed our own businesses and those of our customers with dynamic approaches to cutting edge technology, for eDt partners to help government develop and grow their capacity and capability to apply technology effectively. This is the only way that government can keep up with an evolving globalised society.
In the public sector, Probrands customers stretch from Police forces to NHS Trust Hospitals, schools and local authorities amongst others. The eDt win follows Probrands 2006 approval to supply public sector ICT through OGCbuying.solutions Catalist framework the UKs largest framework of its type said to be worth 2BN across six suppliers.
EDT is a division of the Delivery and Transformation Group within the Cabinet Office, and is based in Birchwood, Warrington. The primary purpose of EDT is to sustain and develop the Government Gateway. To date the GGAP has signed up over 70 private sector IT companies in order to co-ordinate and promote the roll out of the Government Gateway across the Public Sector.
Established in 1992, Probrand is a major supplier of top branded computer products - ranging from a floppy disk to a fully implemented network. Located in the heart of Birmingham, and employing more than 50 people, Probrand is a multi million pound corporation servicing a wide range of business customers throughout the UK.
The IT Index is an online trading hub and gathers prices and stock availability for more than 100,000 product lines from more than 1200 suppliers and conducts price and availability comparisons on a daily basis. The IT Index system then presents the most competitive price with stock availability on a customers Private Procurement Hub. This gives Probrand's customers who are signed up to The IT Index a bespoke catalogue of the IT products they use.