Made Tech named supplier on CCS Digital Specialists and Programmes framework

£4 billion pan-government agreement aims to support large-scale digital transformation programmes

Posted 31 March 2022 by Christine Horton

Made Tech has been announced as a supplier on Crown Commercial Service’s (CCS) Digital Specialists and Programmes (DSP) framework.

The £4 billion pan-government collaborative agreement aims to support large-scale digital transformation programmes. These will be used by central government departments and other UK public sector bodies, including local authorities and health.

The framework, which goes live this month and will run for an initial two years, can provide consultants with digital, data and technology skills and the capability to deliver whole digital transformation programmes.

In 2020/21 Crown Commercial Service (CCS) helped the public sector to achieve commercial benefits equal to £2.04 billion.

Made Tech has been named on Lot 1 of the DSP Framework, which covers digital programmes. Projects will have both clearly defined outcomes or be a delivery that advances the goals or purpose of a programme of work. Each project can last up to four years.

This is the second major framework that Made Tech has been named on by CCS in the past year. The provider also won a place on three lots of the £2 billion TS3 Framework in May 2021.

Made Tech provides services to the public sector to enable digital transformation. This includes service design through transition and transformation, as well as continuous improvement and support. 

“Made Tech are proud to be helping create an empowered public sector delivering transformational services that are secure, user centric, data driven and free of legacy technology,” said Ian Southward, chief commercial officer at Made Tech.

“Being accepted onto DSP provides another route for clients to procure our services and help improve more outcomes for more government bodies and citizens.”

Made Tech was appointed by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) in December 2021 to support the delivery of digital planning reform.

Joining Made Tech on the framework is Tyneside-based technology consultancy, Opencast. There are 27 suppliers chosen for work on the two lots that make up the framework.

Opencast’s client experience director Sam Manson said: “We’re delighted to have been awarded this major opportunity by the Crown Commercial Service, demonstrating the quality of our work, the strength of our culture and the value for money that we offer for our clients and the communities they serve through social initiatives.

“We’re looking forward to building on the work we’re already doing with Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC), Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), NHS Business Services Authority, Government Digital Service (GDS) and others in delivering better digital services to UK citizens.”