UK managed eDisclosure provider Anexsys has won a place on the Crown Commercial Service’s new pan-government eDisclosure service framework, which has a total value of around £13m over an initial two-year period.
The new Framework Agreement, which is broken into nine different lots, has been created for use by UK public sector bodies including Central Government departments and their arm’s length bodies and agencies, NHS bodies and local authorities.
It has been put in place so that these bodies can access private sector services from a pre-contracted, pre-approved list of suppliers without undertaking their own independent full-length procurement exercises.
Those services may range from low volume document processing and review for official documents and data, to providing end-to-end services for documents and data with a security classification up to and including ‘Secret’ and ‘Top Secret’.
“Information Governance – understanding what data you have, where it is, and how it is managed – is a cornerstone for public service use of eDisclosure services,” said Eleanor Pyemont, Anexsys’ managing consultant lead on public sector services.
“Many public-sector institutions have extensive organisational histories; their individual legacies and the rapid evolution from a paper-based to a digital world has created significant challenges for everyone. Leaders are often managing vast volumes of data across many sites, and numerous systems in diverse formats. This can make responding to statutory and legal obligations very challenging and resource intensive. We are ready to use our expertise to take on that challenge through the eDisclosure service framework and help leaders focus on the areas where the public want them most”.
Jon Chan, Anexsys’ director of technical services added: “The public’s confidence in all areas of the public sector, from health to policing, is based on trust and security. Second-to-none information security amongst private sector partners plays a critical role in building that trust – now more than ever.
“Our HMG Security Checked consultants, as well as our ISO 27001, and Cyber Essentials certifications demonstrate our commitment and understanding of information, physical and human resource-related security.”
The Crown Commercial Service may extend the current framework for a further two years at its discretion. The framework was at the time of going to tender, anticipated to require around 36 participant operators.