Parity, Top Provider Through S-Cat, Selected as Public Sector Provider Through Catalist

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Parity, the IT services specialist has been selected by Catalist, the new procurement function of OGCbuying.solutions.

Parity has been awarded the opportunity to supply through the Specialist Contractors Framework in both IT and Project and Programme Management. Catalist (http://www.parity.net/rd/catalist), which supersedes S-Cat, is OGC’s new pan-government IT and business services catalogue.

The number of suppliers within these categories has been reduced to ten, a much shortened list from the S-Cat agreements.

This award allows all public sector organisations to procure Specialist Contractors and Project and Programme Managers (http://www.parity.net/rd/ppm) from Parity, wherever in the public sector they may operate and gives Parity the opportunity to continue its successful work within the government sector and to leverage on its’ 10 year track record of successes.

Parity has been the leading supplier through Category 5 of S-Cat, taking an impressive 20% market share during 2005 and they aspire to continue with this success in delivering IT skills and services to the public sector.

David Plummer, Managing Director of Parity Resources, comments, “We are extremely pleased to have won this Framework against very strong competition. We have enjoyed an excellent relationship with OGC over the last few years, and this new framework will help develop a further foothold for us in the public sector. We generated total revenues of over £60million through public sector work alone during 2005 with over £30million of this being generated through S-Cat. This is a great success story for us and we intend to continue this footprint during this framework.”

Catalist enables a reduction in time and complexity of the public sector purchasing process. Suppliers have been selected through OJEC Procurement by OGCbuying.solutions, enabling public sector buyers to obtain the benefits of government terms and conditions and shortened procurement timescales.

Plummer continues, “Having supplied through S-Cat for many years, we have seen the benefit of this Framework to both suppliers and clients. Having been the top provider within this category for the last two years, I am delighted that we are once again providing our services through Catalist.”

About OGCbuying.solutions

OGC is an independent office of the Treasury and works with public sector organisations to help them improve their efficiency, gain better value for money from their commercial activities and deliver improved success from programmes and projects.

About Parity Group Plc:

Parity has provided a dedicated specialist Public Sector service (http://www.parity.net/rd/public ) for more than 10 years and offers a full range of IT services including:

All staffing services, including contract and permanent supply

Managed Service programs

Business process consultancy

Management and technology training

IT systems development and management

Oracle and Microsoft technology specialist application skills

Change Management

Project & Programme Management Specialisms

Parity can offer candidate referencing and can provide staff with BC, BCE, CTC, SC or DV security clearance levels. Our premises have been accredited by HMG to store and process classified information.

Public Sector customers across the group include HM Prison Service, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Department for Education & Skills, Department for Work & Pensions, HM Revenue & Excise, DEfRA, Ministry of Defence, NASA, NHS Connecting for Health, The Cabinet Office, The Home Office, Department of Constitutional Affairs, and Office of Government and Commerce.

For further information, please contact Caroline Overholt or Gina Cannon at Parity:

Tel: +44 (0) 20 8545 6568                

Check out http://www.parity.net or for Parity Resources, (http://www.parity.net/resources)

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