Sciforma Project & Portfolio Management Software now available to UK Government through the Digital Marketplace

Crown Commercial Service Supplier

London, 1st January 2016 Sciforma awarded G-Cloud 7 framework with the Crown Commercial Service.

Sciforma is delighted to have been awarded the G-Cloud 7 framework agreement with the Crown Commercial Service allowing them to supply Sciforma Project & Portfolio Management Software As A Service via the Digital Marketplace. The Digital Marketplace is a cross government initiative focused on introducing cloud ICT services into government departments, local authorities and the wider public sector.

"The Digital Marketplace is a great opportunity for SMEs such as Sciforma to be more accessible to both central and local government here in the UK. There was a lot of work involved in getting onto the Digital Marketplace but we hope that the signing of such an agreement will facilitate doing business with the public sector”, said Rebecca Leadbitter, Director of Sciforma’s UK operations.

Public sector organisations are increasingly carrying out a balancing act between managing funds and controlling costs. Despite increasing funding pressures, they need to transform services across multiple organisational boundaries, manage the impact of legislative change and create more and more citizen centric digital services. To respond to such challenges, there has been a significant shift in the approach to transformational change and public sector organisations are increasingly adopting an agile approach.

Sciforma provides the tools to help government agencies deliver both mandated projects and also projects that contribute towards continuous improvement initiatives. Sciforma’s portfolio simulation features enable organisations to understand their capacity to absorb new projects whilst still delivering those that have been mandated. Projects can be delivered within an Agile or Waterfall framework whilst still providing a global vision and the appropriate level of governance can be built in using Sciforma’s powerful workflow engine. Sciforma has significant experience in helping organisations manage their projects, programmes, resources and reporting.

Sciforma has three services available on the G-Cloud 7 framework:

1. Sciforma Project & Portfolio Management (PPM) Software
Service ID: 7362 0919 7124 7023

2. Sciforma Project & Portfolio Management (PPM) Software with Prince2 and Agile
Service ID: 7959 4483 3620 7309

3. Professional Services for Sciforma Project & Portfolio Management (PPM) Software
Service ID: 7831740359743443

About the Digital Marketplace

Government frameworks are agreements between the government and suppliers. The basic terms of use are agreed by both parties following a formal Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) procurement process. This saves public sector organisations and suppliers the time and cost traditionally associated with individual procurement contracts. Buyers and suppliers still need to sign a ‘call-off contract’ for each service procured through a framework.
The G-Cloud framework is an agreement between the government and suppliers who provide cloud-based services. G-Cloud services are divided into 4 lots: Software as a Service, Infrastructure as a Service, Platform as a Service, Specialist Cloud Services.