Amicus ITS renews its CCS supplier status on G-Cloud 11


Amicus ITS has recently renewed its status as an Official Crown Commercial Supplier for the UK Government on the G-Cloud cloud services framework. This framework is designed for a public sector audience with a procurement process run by the CCS.

Started in 2012, G-Cloud came in response to a firm commitment to government departments and public sector bodies (including the NHS) to go digital and transform the relationship between citizen and state.  G-Cloud provides a centralised, pre-compliant and assured portal for cloud services procurement for organisations across England and Wales.  Getting onto the framework offers transparency for the buyer who can window shop all the suppliers for the best fitting services and solutions.  It also showcases Amicus ITS as a trusted SME partner to Government departments and public bodies and with the aim of hopefully saving the citizen taxpayer money in the long run through the use of this network.  G-Cloud 11 went live on 2nd July 2019.

The G-Cloud 11 framework was project managed by Marketing Manager, Lindsay Burden who commented:  “G-Cloud 11 has come about only 12 months since the release of G-Cloud 10 in July 2018.  The main change has been the addition of clauses around GDPR and cyber security, which with our ISO20000 and IS27001 accreditations proved straightforward.  As an SME supplier we had around six weeks to identify the relevant services for this market, cross check any updates on how we are delivering them and ensure our drafting exactly met requirements prior to upload of 12 unique cloud support and cloud hosting services before the 15th May deadline”.

Sales Director Les Keen added:  “The majority of our G-11 offerings in 2019 remain inhouse services which we are very proud about, but as an IT Managed Service Provider logically we cannot do everything ourselves, so where needed we will work closely with approved specialist partners from our technology partner ecosystem to ensure we continue to deliver the most relevant portfolio to meet buyer demand.  There is always an anxious wait during the standstill period as we hold our breaths to find out the results.  Happily for Amicus ITS it was 100% good news across the board for all submissions”.

Amicus ITS’ cloud services I 2019 include:

Cloud Support Services

• Service Desk as a Service
• Network Operations Centre – NOC
• Managed SQL Services
• Managed SQL Services for NHS
• Cloud Readiness Assessment Consultancy
• Public Sector Modern Workplace – Microsoft 365 (Microsoft)
• Cloud migration to Azure
• Security Operations Centre – SOC Design
• Virtual CISO
• Password Compliance & Authentication Service (Authlogics)
• Data Classification Information Security & Compliance (Netwrix)

Cloud Hosting Services

• Disaster Recovery as a Service – DraaS (with UKCloud)

Full details of all Amicus ITS G-Cloud 11 services can be found here

To discuss any services or solutions offered through G-Cloud, please call the Sales team on +44 2380 429429 

 

Major G-Cloud 10 Government Technology Services Win for Amicus ITS

Amicus ITS’ G-Cloud 10 team (L-R): JP Norman, Lindsay Burden, Les Keen and Ben Davis

Official Crown Commercial Supplier Amicus ITS, has scored a notable success with the announcement that the Company has had a record total of 17 cloud technology services accepted onto the UK Government’s G-Cloud framework.

This framework, run by the Government’s Crown Commercial Service, provides a central, transparent and pre-compliant portal for public sector and healthcare organisations across England and Wales to procure wide ranging technology solutions, in confidence, using trusted partners – and saving money for the taxpayer. G-Cloud 10 went live on 2nd July.

The project was overseen by Marketing Manager, Lindsay Burden. “We only had five weeks to select and complete all 17 cloud service listings. G-Cloud 10 is a very pure form of procurement for our public sector customers and a great compliment to the services listed in our Service Catalogue. We recognised in 2017 that we needed to extend our Managed Services and we have done this by strengthening our inhouse teams and forging strong alliances with leading technology experts. These include Netwrix, Authlogics and Think Marble in the security sector, our sister back up specialist company Curatrix Technologies, as well as key Government UK hosting provider UKCloud. We are all thrilled that we’ve had 100% success with this project with all 17 services being approved. It really shows the depth of what we can deliver today”.

Sales Director Les Keen commented: “Amicus ITS has a host of public sector and NHS customers throughout England so we know the pressures they face. Our experienced Bid Team in Sales & Marketing, work across a variety of IT frameworks. The G-Cloud 10 framework is a perfect example of the private sector bringing best-in-market technology and support to work in partnership with the public sector to bring about efficiencies and positive change to a cash-strapped sector. With Brexit fast approaching, there has never been a more important time for public sector organisations to have trusted routes to procurement offering transparency and confidentiality. Many bodies are grappling with legacy IT infrastructures and trying to keep pace with the day-to-day tasks and ‘keeping the lights on’ and their data secure. They are time short and often in need of outside expert help to create the right solutions. Our new managed cloud service offerings include a raft of security services and some are run in conjunction with key specialist technology partners. Our services can be selected at will and have the potential to release inhouse IT teams to focus on project work, knowing their IT is in safe hands with us”.

The cloud services Amicus ITS is launching on G10 include:

Cloud Support Services

• Service Desk as a Service
• Network Operations Centre – NOC
• SQL Database Administration
• Cloud Backup and Disaster Recovery
• Cloud Readiness Assessment Consultancy
• Modern Workplace – Microsoft 365
• Security Operations Centre – SOC
• Virtual CISO
• IT Security – Risk Assessment Consultancy
• Password Compliance & Authentication Service
• Compliance as a Service
• Virtual Data Protection Officer – DPO
• Cyber Threat Management – Enterprise
• Internal Vulnerability Scanning Service
• Penetration Testing

Cloud Hosting

• Multi-Cloud for VMWare OFFICIAL (Assured)
• Disaster Recovery as a Service – DRaaS

All service details can be viewed directly at https://www.digitalmarketplace.service.gov.uk/g-cloud

Just type in Amicus ITS to see the range of services, support information and prices.

Members of the bid team are on hand to answer any enquiries on G-Cloud 10 on 02380 429429. Alternatively, enquiries can be emailed to bidteam@amicusits.co.uk