Deadline registration for voting increases
More than 620,000 people registered online to vote in the general election on deadline day of 22 May, up by almost 100,000 on the previous record.
Kainos, which developed the Individual Electoral Registration service with the Cabinet Office, said the total for the day was 622,398, bringing that for the number applying to register online to more than 2.9 million between the announcement of the election on 18 April and the deadline. The most significant spike coincided with the 10.00 news with over 23,000 applications.
Lancashire Fire & Rescue sets up payroll/rostering framework
Lancashire Fire & Rescue Service has awarded places to three SMEs on a national framework contract to provide payroll and rostering systems. Irish company Gartan Technologies, Fire Service Rota of the Netherlands and Moore Stephens Consulting have won the places on the £8 million contract. It will be available to other fire and rescue services around the UK to call off business.
NHS Wales Informatics deal for IBM
Velindre NHS Trust has arranged support for its Enterprise Master Patient Index (E-MPI) software in a £477,000 deal with IBM.
The procurement was arranged without a call for competition following the failure to extend the existing agreement, and because of the urgency to protect the clinical applications dependent on the E-MPI. The software is embedded into the informatics infrastructure of Wales – with Velindre acting as host for the NHS Wales Informatics Service – and supports core services including the new Welsh Community Clinical Information System.
Scottish Government extends EDRM support
The Scottish Government has signed a £2.5 million deal with Objective Corporation for the support and maintenance of its legacy electronic document and record management system. The contract notice says the deal was arranged without prior publication as the company, as incumbent service provider, is the only operator able to support the system. The EDRM provides the Scottish Government’s business critical electronic filing system and document of record.
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