|Picture shows Declan Kavanagh, Managing Director Insight Test Services, David Hughes, UK Regional Director, Insight Test Services and Roger Burke-Hamilton, Deputy Director, Delivery and Transformation, Cabinet Office.
Services, a leading software quality and testing consulting and service
provider, has signed a framework agreement with the UK Cabinet Office to provide
strategic consulting and testing and verification services for the Pygmalion
project. Simultaneously, Insight Test Services becomes one of the Partners in
the UK Government Gateway Alliance.
The Pygmalion project is an initiative of the Cabinet
Office’s e-Delivery Team (EDT), which is an integral part of the
Delivery and Transformation Government Group. EDT is responsible for the
Government Gateway which provides identity verification and secure transaction
infrastructure for public sector bodies providing online services. The Gateway
currently has over 10 million users. EDT is also a leader in developing proofs
of concept and fully tested prototypes for cross-government applications similar
to the Gateway.
Project establishes a catalogue of specialist suppliers, sometimes described as
a “best of breed consortium”, who can actively collaborate in bringing IT
innovation to the changing role of the Government Gateway and support the
Transformational Government agenda. It is envisaged that other public sector
organisations will be able to avail of the attractive terms of the framework by
signing a memorandum of understanding with the Cabinet Office.
Speaking at the contract signing, Insight managing director
Declan Kavanagh said:
“We are particularly pleased to be selected to work on such a prestigious
project and look forward to working with the Cabinet Office’s e-Delivery Team as
they harness information technology innovation to make Government more efficient
and more responsive to citizens and business”.
Insight, Ireland's largest software quality and testing consulting and
service provider, is headquartered in Dublin and was awarded a contract valued
at €900,000 to provide software testing and quality assurance services to the
Department of Communications, Marine and Natural Resources. The contract is for
three years and was awarded following a comprehensive competitive Public
Procurement process evaluation. It follows the successful delivery of similar
services to the Department by Insight for the last three years.