All Press Releases for April 30, 2006

Parity is successful in re-tendering for Catalist procurement framework

Parity, the IT Solutions provider awarded multiple categories on Specialist Solutions Framework by

    /24-7PressRelease/ - EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND, April 30, 2006 - Parity has been awarded six categories on the Specialist Solutions Framework following a competitive and transparent tendering process.

Being awarded this framework agreement will allow Parity to supply a wide a range of IT Services and IT Solutions ( ) to public sector buyers who can benefit from reduced procurement times and a simplified tendering process.

The six categories that Parity bid for and won were:

Web Design, Development and Content Management,
Web Hosting
E-Transaction Services
Application Development
Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Solutions; and
Electronic Document and Records Management Solutions (EDRMS)

This follows on from Parity's selection for the Specialist Contractors Framework for the supply of IT and Programme and Project Managers ( ).

Dave Conkleton, Managing Director of Parity Solutions commented, "We are pleased to have been successful in winning all categories that we tendered for within the Specialist Solutions Framework. Parity has established a long and successful relationship with over many years through the SCat, GCat and GTC frameworks. As one of the largest existing suppliers of framework services to the public sector, our extensive coverage on the new Catalist frameworks and categories will allow us to broaden our reach to public sector organisations and we are confident that we will continue to provide innovative and cost effective IT and business solutions."

Editorial notes
About is the trading arm of the Office of Government Commerce ( ) (OGC), which is itself an office of HM Treasury. OGC was launched on 1 April 2000 as a result of a review of civil procurement in Central Government. Its aim is to achieve substantial value for money improvements in the Government's procurement budget and to oversee and implement the Government's wider Efficiency Review across the entire public sector., launched in April 2001, provides public sector procurement professionals with a route to the products and services they need to maximise procurement efficiency and value for money. Its contracts and framework agreements offer substantial savings through significant buying power, economies of scale and strategic partnerships. Once again, these savings are counted towards the Efficiency Review target. Rigorous tendering and evaluation processes ensure that products and services are checked for quality, price competitiveness, fitness for purpose and compliance with statutory requirements. These products and services are available through Catalist framework agreements and Managed Services. The Catalist brand is designed to unify the framework agreements under one identifiable and recognisable brand name. Catalist incorporates a series of Framework Agreements which have been developed to offer our customers a broad range of goods and services aligned to their particular requirements.

About Parity Group Plc:

Parity ( ), uniquely for its size, offers a full range of IT Services to major companies including:

Business process consultancy
IT Training
Management training
Change Management Training
Development and management of complex IT systems
Oracle and Microsoft technology and application skills
Permanent and temporary IT staff

Public sector customers across the group include The Department for Constitutional Affairs, Department for Education and Skills, Department for Work and Pensions, HM Prison Service, HM Revenue and Customs, Ministry of Defence, Connecting for Health at the NHS, The Cabinet Office, The Home Office, The Meteorological Office and Office of Government Commerce.

For more information on Parity, visit or contact Gina Cannon or Warren Tsoi at Parity.
Tel: +44 (0) 20 8543 5353
Email: [email protected]

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