Thursday 07 November 2019

Agilisys supporting North Lanarkshire's digital ambitions

Agilisys logoAgilisys has been successful in its bid for a contract with North Lanarkshire Council. Approved at the beginning of September, the company has been selected as the preferred Systems Integration Partner supporting the council’s DigitalNL initiative. According to council documents, the contract has a potential maximum value of £11.9m to Agilisys; the duration is two years with an option to extend for a further six months. Let through the Digital Outcomes and Specialist (DOS) 3 framework, there were two other bidders for the deal: Capgemini and Wipro.

North Lanarkshire’s DigitalNL initiative seeks to promote Lanarkshire as a region of inclusive growth and prosperity for all who live, learn, work, invest and visit. The council concluded that the transformation required would need significant changes to customer-facing infrastructure, IT services and culture, and that delivery would only be possible using external expertise and capability. In line with this, Agilisys will migrate legacy systems to the cloud, deploy collaborative workforce productivity tools, and implement a Microsoft Dynamics platform to ease access to council services for citizens, staff and businesses.

Though not of the scale of its States of Guernsey win (see Agilisys triumphant at States of Guernsey), this is a significant win for Agilisys, which serves to highlight the success of its narrowed strategic focus on cloud and IT transformation in its target markets. The competitive field was interesting, putting a spotlight on the changing nature of local government contracts and supplier interest from some less-than-usual suspects. Agilisys can draw on its many years of experience of the subsector. On this contract it is, as it has done with numerous other local authorities, directly engaging with local schools and colleges and modern apprenticeships in the region to provide community benefits.

Posted by: Georgina O'Toole

Tags: localgovernment   cloud   itservices   digital  

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