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SFW Ltd Awarded ConsultancyONE
06 June 2013
framework Supplier Status in the Information & Communications Technology Services Category

SFW Ltd, a UK IT Consultancy that delivers Business Application Services, specifically Software, Management, Hosting and Cloud, announced today that it has been awarded a place on Government Procurement Service’s ConsultancyONE framework. SFW is one of only 15 suppliers selected within the Information & Communications Technology Services Category. 

ConsultancyONE was developed by the Government Procurement Service (GPS). It is intended to become the single procurement route for central government department contracts for the provision of business and management consultancy to public sector and Government organisations. Its aim is to deliver substantial cost savings by centralising and standardising public sector procurement for common goods and services. 

The ConsultancyONE framework complies with EU procurement rules and provides the UK public sector with swift access to high quality, value for money services. Via ConsultancyONE, SFW can deliver Information & Communications Technology projects requiring ICT expertise for the development and pre design of solutions to deliver business improvement. This includes providing a range of services including analysis of current systems, issues, opportunities and options; technical, economic, operational and cost/benefit analysis; solution recommendation and requirements specification. It also includes the provision of technical expertise to support on-going ICT projects.   

Peter Hornsby, Director at SFW Ltd said “I am delighted that SFW has been included on the ConsultancyONE framework.   This means that UK Public Sector bodies can now access SFW’s high quality, value for money services through a range of EU-compliant procurement routes including G-Cloud and ConsultancyONE.”

“Given the competition for places,” Hornsby continued, “SFW’s success recognises its proven strength in, and reputation for, successfully delivering ICT Consultancy, Development and Support Services. Selection for ConsultancyONE makes it quicker and easier than ever for Government Departments and Agencies to work with SFW and get ICT services they need in a timely and cost-effective manner.”
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Notes t​o editors:

About S​FW


SFW Ltd, established 1992, is a British SME IT Consultancy that delivers Business Application Services: Software Management, Hosting and Cloud to Public and Private sector organisations, helping them transform, streamline and increase business efficiency. SFW's service offerings span the IT lifecycle and include Consultancy including the provision of technical expertise to support existing and new projects; application build, enhancement and configuration; maintenance, support and outsourcing. Its approach is underpinned by a commitment to quality, the environment (ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 27001 accredited) and to delivering Service Excellence, securely to its clients. With an enviable reputation for helping clients reduce cost, add value and attain real benefits, faster and better, SFW's quality of performance and desire to provide innovative and useful ICT services make it the preferred and trusted, long term technology partner for many UK and pan-European government agencies.

Ab​out ConsultancyONE

The framework agreement has been developed with the aim of centralising public sector procurement for common goods and services, with a view to deliver substantial cost savings through standardising and aggregating Government Procurement Service spend. The duration of ConsultancyONE is 2 years with an option to extend for up to two further years; the total value of the ConsultancyONE framework over the 4 year period is currently estimated to be in the region of £2billion, with individual central government contracts under each (sub) Lot being valued between £100,000 and £2million; use of ConsultancyONE by the wider public sector is not subject to these value restrictions. 

About Lot 3.4, ConsultancyONE Framework
Lot 3.4 Information and Communications Technology

Scope
Provision of ICT expertise for the development and pre design of solutions for a wide range of ICT projects to deliver business improvement.
Indicative service lines
  • Provision of ICT leadership for the organisation and act as a source of advice during the pre-design and feasibility stage of ICT projects including; 
  • Development of vision and strategic brief 
  • Analysis of current systems and problem / opportunity definition 
  • Options analysis 
  • Conceptualisation / inception and viability studies 
  • Technical analysis 
  • Economic analysis 
  • Operational analysis 
  • Cost vs Benefit analysis 
  • Recommendation of preferred solution 
  • Requirements specification 
  • Provision of technical expertise to support on-going ICT projects 

For any press-related queries, please contact:
Catriona Anderson, SFW Ltd, 01483 722219
marketing@sfwltd.co.uk
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