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Sogeti UK Retains Supplier Status for the New G-Cloud iii Framework

Jun 05, 2013 (09:06 PM EDT)
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LONDON, June 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Testing and Assurance specialist awarded a place as a supplier through the new G-Cloud iii Framework, which enables rapid sourcing and deployment of secure, low cost services to the UK public sector.

Sogeti UK, a leading provider of professional technology services specialising in software testing, application management, infrastructure management and high-tech engineering, is pleased to announce that Sogeti has been awarded a contract for Lot4: Specialist Cloud Services on the G-Cloud iii framework following the third round of procurement applications. This allows the UK Government continued access to a broad range of services provided by Sogeti, with the supplier retaining its supplier status as part of the on-going G-Cloud initiative.

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The G-Cloud is a cross-government initiative, under the direction of the Chief Information Officer Delivery Board. The scheme, now in its second year, has already proved itself to be a model for success, making it much easier for ICT suppliers - particularly SMEs - to do business with Government organisations through a simpler and more efficient procurement framework.

Sogeti's software testing and Quality Assurance services have been available for purchase under the previous G-Cloud ii framework since 26th October 2012, through the HM Government G-Cloud CloudStore - a searchable database that enables government agencies and buyers to match their ICT requirements with the best-fit technologies and approved service providers.

The CloudStore hosted around 1,700 services when Sogeti first joined the G-Cloud initiative in 2012. This latest framework now offers more than 7,000 technology services split into four areas - Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), Software as Service (SaaS) and, finally, Specialist Cloud Services (SCS) under which Sogeti's services will be listed. The area of  Specialist Cloud Services already includes services such as test process assessments and improvement plans (TPI), accelerated automated functional testing, test assurance, training, managed testing, and transformation services. The new framework, G-Cloud iii, will continue to list all of the above services, but it will also include agile development testing and iSQI certified training courses on agile testing methods.

Brian Shea, CEO of Sogeti UK & Ireland, concluded: "We're delighted to have been awarded supplier status for G iii and have the opportunity to offer our new agile testing and training services through the CloudStore. The addition of our agile services ensures that our customers have access to the right skills and support to enable them to deliver agile projects successfully. With this latest release, we are thrilled to be able to increase the breadth of services available to our public sector clients, and continue to support them with cost effective and flexible testing and Quality Assurance services."

Sogeti is also proud to be exhibiting at the first Think G-Cloud event taking place at London's Business Design Centre in Islington on Tuesday 18th June 2013. For more information please visit thinkgcloud.com.

For more information about how Sogeti's Testing Services help public sector organisations achieve their testing and QA goals, please email gcloud.uk@sogeti.com or visit http://www.uk.sogeti.com/gcloud

About Sogeti

Sogeti is a leading provider of technology and software testing, specializing in Application, Infrastructure and Engineering Services. Sogeti offers cutting-edge solutions around Testing, Business Intelligence & Analytics, Mobile, Cloud and Cyber Security, combining world class methodologies and its global delivery model, Rightshore®. Sogeti brings together more than 20,000 professionals in 15 countries and has a strong local presence in over 100 locations in Europe, USA and India. Sogeti is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cap Gemini S.A., listed on the Paris Stock Exchange. For more information please visit http://www.sogeti.com.


Press contacts:

Lara Irwin at Sogeti UK
Tel: +44(0)207-014-8919
Email: lara.irwin@sogeti.com

Samantha Mills at Sogeti UK
Tel: +44(0)207-014-8931
Email: samantha.mills@sogeti.com

SOURCE Sogeti UK