Why Softcat for Local, Regional & Central Government IT?

Virtually every public sector organisation has been tasked with reducing costs, freeing up internal resources and maximising productivity. Our public sector team are highly experienced in working with customers from the following key sectors to deliver these results:

  • Local / Regional Government
  • Civil / Central Government
  • Defence
  • Housing Associations
  • Charities and non-for-profit
  • Blue Light and Emergency Services

Through our inclusion on the Crown Commercial Service CITHS (Commoditised IT Hardware & Software) framework for both software and hardware infrastructure, we are well positioned to help meet public sector IT demands.

We pride ourselves on customer excellence and a flexible approach to working with our customers, which our 2012 Customer Satisfaction Survey bears out. Combined with hands-on experience working with Local, Regional and Central Government we are responding to your public sector IT challenges with practical solutions:

Expenditure Reduction – Open book pricing, technology reviews and suitability evaluation help dramatically reduce public sector IT acquisition costs

Supplier Consolidation – We are vendor agnostic and can provide over 95% of all IT solutions in the market, making us an ideal single source for IT acquisition

Shrinking IT Departments - Draw on our technical resources to complement in-house teams, or utilise hosted, managed services via our Network Operations Centre. All accessed via a range of flexible IT procurement options

Electronic IT Procurement – Utilise our online procurement facility eCAT to cut time wasted in manual IT procurement, with the option to set client specific SLAs and integrate with existing procurement tools

Microsoft Solutions for Government

Softcat is one of the UK’s leading public sector suppliers of complex volume licensing agreements. As a top-performing Microsoft Licensing Solutions Provider (LSP), we deliver tailored on-premise licensing workshops, whitepapers and Microsoft-centric solutions. Softcat will ascertain the most cost effective solution across the multitude of volume licensing agreements, enabling our clients to deliver streamlined and effective frontline public services by getting it right first time.

We have also invested resource into developing our G-Cloud offerings, in line with the government initiative to provide service offerings for public sector customers via their CloudStore. The pay-as-you-go price model offered by G-Cloud allows customers to consume IT in a new way without the need for heavy investment in their own infrastructure, software or platforms. As part of our attention to customer service, Softcat have developed a purpose built micro-site simplifying our G-Cloud service offerings. This can be viewed at www.shoot4thecloud.com

Local, Regional & Central Government Frameworks

We’re accredited under the following agreements:

  • Crown Commercial Service (CCS) CITHS framework
  • Crown Commercial Service (CCS) G-Cloud iii and iv frameworks
  • Value Wales ITEAS framework
  • Pro 5 Software Products and Associated Services