Triad Group Plc receives boost to business with coveted place on Crown Commercial Service’s Data and Application Solutions (DaS) Framework

25th February 2019: One of only 20 businesses to be awarded a place on Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Data and Applications Solutions (DAS) framework in the Workflow & Case Management Solutions supplier category, Triad Group Plc is now able to bid for local government and emergency service contracts. Triad was selected based on its decades of experience in the analysis, design and delivery of Microsoft base solutions providing CRM, Case Management and Workflow product solutions by configuring and extending the suite of Cloud and On Premises technologies that Microsoft offer.

Ben Paynter, Crown Commercial Services Category Director – Digital Future commented:  “Data and Application Solutions builds on the legacy of the Local Authority Software Applications and Corporate Software Solutions agreements, whilst also allowing the Crown Commercial Service to serve new customers in Health, Blue Light and Education. The agreement has been designed following extensive engagement with both customers and suppliers.”

“This is the first framework by CCS that gives customers the choice to buy cloud and on-premise software or a combination of both under one agreement. It also allows customers to buy software alongside necessary hardware and professional services, in one procurement. By listening to the needs of customers and combining a mix of suppliers that will drive competition, DAS offers a value for money route to market for software led solutions.“

Crown Commercial Service’s (CCS) new Data and Applications Solutions (DAS) procurement framework launched on 22nd February 2019. Significantly, it is the first of its frameworks to give public sector customers the choice to buy cloud and on-premise software or a combination of both under one agreement and provides scope for the configuration and integration of systems.

Triad Group Plc, also qualifies as an SME, and its place on this critical framework supports CCS’ shared aspiration with the UK Government’s of spending £1 in every £3 with SMEs by 2022. Adrian Leer, Managing Director at Triad Group Plc added “It’s really good news to secure a place on this framework with all the opportunities it offers for a smaller company that prides itself on flexibility and technical expertise. We’ve helped get numerous public sector projects over the line and you learn something from every one of them, so we’re confident our skills and experience will be a winning combination on CCS projects.”

DAS replaces two earlier frameworks – Corporate Software Solutions and Local Authority Software Applications – split into lots covering five groups: enterprise applications, local government, health and social care, police and emergency services, and education.

Triad’s dedicated team of Microsoft technology professionals are continually delivering solutions based on SharePoint, Dynamics, Flow and Logic Apps across dedicated servers, Office 365 and Azure to clients and it is hoped that the lessons learnt across these projects, both at a business and technology level, will see them selected to support CCS projects.

 

NOTES TO EDITORS

About Crown Commercial Service (CCS) and Data and Applications Solutions (DAS) procurement framework

Crown Commercial Service (CCS) brings together policy, advice and direct buying; providing commercial services to the public sector and saving money for the taxpayer. CCS is an executive agency, sponsored by the Cabinet Office.

Data and Applications Solutions (DAS) procurement went live for customers on Friday 22nd February.

The agreement will help public sector organisations buy, implement, test and deliver a broad range of software solutions, as well as necessary hardware and professional services, in one procurement.

This is the first CCS framework to give customers the choice to buy cloud and on-premise software or a combination of both under one agreement.

DAS is split into five groups to make it easier to search, with 14 lots covering the following areas:

  • Enterprise applications
  • Local government
  • Health and social care
  • Police and emergency services
  • Education

 

About Triad Group Plc  @TriadGroupPlc

Triad defines, designs and delivers digital solutions, working alongside customers to understand their businesses and technology challenges. Drawing on 30 years’ experience in the toughest of environments to identify the right solutions, we have a track record of success that spans the public, private and third sectors. Our consultative style produces a partnership and teamwork approach that ensures your needs are met and projects are a success.

Triad has the skills, commitment and people to achieve digital transformation within your budget and timescales. Our reputation for expertise, flexibility and getting the job done comes from having stable teams with a history of collaboration and an unbroken track record of successful delivery across Agile and waterfall projects.

Calling on domain experience and a passion for collaboration, Triad puts customers’ needs at the heart of a proven approach. Over three decades of designing solutions to complex problems and a focus on unlocking ROI from technology spend are combined, with an agnostic approach to products and solutions, which quickly delivers specialist teams ranging from one to a hundred consultants.

Triad and Microsoft: Triad’s Microsoft MVP staff have very close working relationships with the engineering teams at Microsoft and across the MVP community. They are able to ensure our product delivery teams are both making best use of the underlying technology and staying aligned to Microsoft’s long-term strategy.

Triad’s range of Gold and Silver competencies with Microsoft are based on the trained and examined skills of our team, not based on license sales.