London, UK (PRWEB) March 28, 2006
Alsbridge, the independent advisors on Outsourcing, Shared Services and Offshoring today announce it has been awarded Accredited Catalist Supplier status for the provision of Outsourcing and Shared Services consultancy across the public sector. The decision of the UK Office of Government Commerce’s (OGC) executive agency, OGCbuying.solutions, has been warmly welcomed.
OGCbuying.solutions awarded this framework agreement based on Alsbridge’s ability to offer public sector customers high-level consultancy and design services relating to the identification and selection of optimum business sourcing arrangements such as Shared Services. It also includes In-house service provision, Business Process Outsourcing, Transformational Outsourcing, Offshoring, Near Shoring, In-Sourcing and Backsourcing. Alsbridge brings extensive knowledge and experience in all these areas, and will significantly assist the decision-making and transition processes for public sector organisations.
Alsbridge has previously been awarded a number of assignments within the public sector, including the Cabinet Office, Home Office, DEFRA, HMRC, Department for Transport, England and Wales Police, NHS and a number of local authorities.
Alsbridge partner Tim Lloyd said “Alsbridge is committed to helping the public sector maximise efficiency and value for money. The OGCbuying.solutions’ selection and approval process is extremely rigorous and competitive. We are delighted that we are one of the few companies to be selected.”
For further information contact Helen Ricardo, tel +44 (0)20 7242 0666.
Alsbridge (http://www.alsbridge.com) is the premier consulting firm providing unbiased advice on Outsourcing, Shared Services and Offshoring. With global presence across North America, Europe and Asia Pacific, we provide clients with unmatched experience and in-depth industry knowledge. We help clients reduce costs, improve processes and maximise shareholder value through the use of both onshore and offshore Outsourcing and Shared Services.
Notes to Editor
OGCbuying.solutions 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. OGCbuying.solutions, 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 OGCbuying.solutions Catalist framework agreements and Managed Services.