The Government Property Agency (GPA) has taken a major step towards the provision of a local area network for its planned network of regional Government Workplaces.
It has signed a three-year, £9.5 million contract with Stone Technologies to as strategic delivery partner in develop and shared network LAN for the hubs, as part of the Government Estates Strategy.
This involves relocation civil and public servants from existing locations to modern, cross-departmental shared workplaces in which technology is a fundamental component. The GPA has described it as “interoperable estate” providing seamless ICT and shared services.
The contract award notice says Stone Technologies will be responsible for the design, sourcing, implementation, testing and transition of support for the network to GPA’s service partner.
This will involve the provision of technology agnostic solution, aimed at reducing dependence on a single vendor.
The Government Hubs Programme involves the provision of 50 of the workplaces, some of which are now in operation, by 2030.
It is aimed at supporting government transformation and economic growth across the UK, along with helping to meet net zero targets.