Last quarter, Government outsourcing was the strongest it’s been since 2016. Outsourcing spend reached £1.42 billion between July and September. Government tenders during this time included procurement for IT and tech services.
What is the Government procuring?
This month, Arvato UK Outsourcing Index revealed that central government departments signed IT outsourcing deals worth £1.26 billion between July and September this year. Arvato published on their website that:
“IT outsourcing (ITO) contracts accounted for 90% of total public sector deal value (£1.27 billion) over the period.”
Debra Maxwell, CEO of Arvato UK and Ireland, said:
“Our quarterly findings highlight the growing shift towards smaller, more product-focused deals, specifically for new technologies and software, such as robotic process automation (RPA) and blockchain.”
Government framework opportunities
Many businesses are winning government tenders through frameworks such as the G-Cloud. This framework is suitable for suppliers which provide cloud-based services. Programmes like this allow government bodies to bring in the innovation needed quickly and efficiently.
In February, the Government Digital Service and CCS reported that more than £2.8 billion of cloud services have been procured through the G-Cloud framework since it started.
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