The Scottish Government has signed Entserv UK to provide a spend analytics service for the country’s public sector.
Under a deal with an unspecified duration but an initial estimated value of £4.7 million, the cloud based service will enable public bodies to carry out a wide range of analysis on the their procurement spend, with the aim of helping to identify where there is scope of collaborative opportunities and transactional efficiencies.
The contract notice says this will be available to the Scottish Government, NHS Scotland, local authorities and higher and further education.
DXC Technologies Group, the trading entity for Entserv UK, has strengthened its position in supporting public sector procurement in Scotland through the deal.
It helped to establish the Scottish Procurement Information Hub to bring together data from more than 100 public bodies, and said it has worked with the country’s procurement experts to help manage the complexities of contract data.
In recent months the company has also agreed significant deals with the UK Passport Office for support of digital applications and services and the Department for Health and Social Care to support the Information Management Services 4 programme.