Awarded on the Big Data and Analytics Framework

Version 1 is delighted to announce that we have been awarded a place on the RM6195 Big Data and Analytics Framework. This new UK national framework, built in close collaboration with HMRC, will support the ongoing data and cloud requirements of the Government and the wider public sector.

Big Data and Analytics is an emerging and evolving capability, with its prominence heightened by COVID. It is fast becoming recognised as business critical and a core business function, with many Government Departments now including Chief Data Officers. The National Data Strategy and implementation of its missions reinforce the requirement to access and interrogate Government data more effectively to improve public services.

Rooted in a shared commitment to innovation, Version 1 partnered with Costain and its unique mix of construction, consulting and digital experts, to successfully bid for this framework. This collaboration is focused not only on boosting public services, but also aims to contribute positively to society by creating connected, sustainable infrastructure to help people and the planet thrive.

Version 1 is one of 29 suppliers successfully awarded a place on Lot 1, which focuses on ‘design, build and run’ professional services across the creation, deployment, and support of Big Data and Analytics solutions, Version 1 was successfully appointed to the following capabilities:

  • Advanced Analytics and Cognitive
  • Platform Services
  • Search and Discovery Services

The initial duration of the Framework is 2 years, with an option to extend for a further two periods of 1 year (2+1+1).

End to End Data Expertise

With expertise in data science and analytics, Version 1’s place on the framework follows several large-scale data projects across the UK and Ireland such as the NEL, Belfast Metropolitan College, Aon and Ryanair.

Conor McColgan, UK Sales Director at Version 1, said:

We are delighted to have been awarded a place on Lot 1 on the new Big Data and Analytics Framework. We are committed to strong digital and data transformation projects and being recognised as a trusted supplier reinforces Version 1’s position as a leader in UK Public Sector services. And acts as a testament to the progress being made by our team of experts, as well as the strategic, industry partnerships we are developing, which we value deeply.

Adam Bennett, Client Director for Central Government at Costain, said:

We are delighted to be working with Version 1 to ensure that local, devolved and central government customers get the most out of big data and data analytics. Through data-driven decision-making, we will deliver efficient and practical solutions to complex customer challenges that transform the performance of infrastructure.

About Version 1

At Version 1, we combine digital, cloud and enterprise application expertise with our data science and analytics capability to articulate a pragmatic roadmap for success. With our analytic accelerators and frameworks, we reduce data gathering and analysis time so customers can focus on their data insights.

About Costain:

Costain helps to improve people’s lives by creating connected, sustainable infrastructure that enables people and the planet thrive. We shape, create and deliver pioneering solutions that transform the performance of the infrastructure ecosystem across the UK’s energy, water, transportation and defence markets. We are organised around our customers anticipating and solving their challenges and helping to improve performance. By bringing together our unique mix of construction, consulting and digital experts we engineer and deliver sustainable, efficient and practical solutions.