Press Release | 04/06/2014
Esri UK Awarded a Place on the G‑Cloud 5 Framework
Esri UK, the leading B2B mapping and analytics company, has been appointed by the Crown Commercial Service to supply cloud-based GIS (Geographic Information Systems) and services to the UK public sector. Under G-Cloud 5, Esri UK is able to offer an extended range of services that harness location based data, driving new innovations and efficiencies in the delivery of public services.
“Location based data underpins a large number of services delivered by the public sector,” commented Stuart Bonthrone, sales and marketing director, Esri UK. “Many local authorities and public bodies are now realising that understanding and utilising the concept of ‘location’ allows for better decision-making, at both a strategic and operational level. In turn, this delivers enhanced services for citizens and further cost savings.”
Esri UK’s G-Cloud 5 offering covers “Software as a Service” (SaaS) technology solutions and services in Lot 3 and Lot 4, respectively, that make it easier for buyers to find and purchase. These include Mapping and GIS for Environmental Management; Mapping and GIS for Emergency Management; Mapping and GIS for Health; Mapping and GIS for Asset Management as well as Mapping and GIS for Schools Admissions. Public sector organisations can buy these services directly from G-Cloud without the need to do a traditional Office Journal of the European Union (OJEU) or Invitation to Tender; the open procurement for each of the G-Cloud frameworks has already been done.