The Rural Payments Agency, part of DEFRA continues to entrust a range of its payments systems to Version 1 following a competitive procurement process under the Tech Services 2 Government Procurement framework.

June 2021

The UK’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has selected Version 1 to continue as a strategic partner for support and digital development across 4 business-critical systems as the Agricultural Transition and the Future Farming Programme gathers pace.

Version 1, in partnership with 1Spatial – a leading global GeoSpatial technology provider, will support and evolve the Rural Payments Service Portal; Spatial Data Mart (SDM) & LIDM; Land Management System (LMS) and the Inspections System.

A key focus of this new contract is the flexibility to support RPA and DEFRA through Agricultural Transition and the transformational agenda of the Future Farming Programme.

Conor McColgan – Version 1, UK Sales Director – commented,

We are delighted to continue the journey with RPA during what will be an accelerated period of transformation. Our partnership with 1Spatial is key to not only this relationship but also to our wider strategic focus across the Agricultural Governmental sector in the UK and Ireland. Our combined expertise and experience in this area will continue to add real value to this sector.

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For over 20 years, Version 1 has gained in-depth experience and portrayed excellence in the public sector, delivering successful solutions to many public sector clients. We are a leading partner with Government Agricultural bodies across England, Northern Ireland (Daera) and the Irish Republic (DAFM) delivering the highest levels of service and value to our government customers. Version 1’s public sector solutions are proven to reduce operating costs and support the Government’s agenda for digital and cloud first, whilst ensuring availability and reliability for key enterprise systems.