Connect named as supplier on Application Design and Development Services framework by Scottish Government

The Scottish Government has named Connect, the multi-award winning digital agency, as one of a select number of organisations to be awarded a place on the new Application Design and Development Services (ADDS) framework.

The framework has been created to provide public and third sector bodies in Scotland with one-stop access to commercial arrangements for procuring development services.

Central Government, health, local authorities, universities and colleges, voluntary organisations and charities registered in Scotland can now access the framework, which commenced on August 1st 2016 for an initial two-year period.

The framework aims to: maximise efficiency and collaboration through alignment of procurement activity, provide a robust and flexible route to market for Scottish public sector organisations with a need for application design and development services, demonstrate savings, promote consistent, sustainable procurement, improve access to public sector contracts and highlight experienced, qualified suppliers.

Connect’s appointment comes just a few short weeks after the Liverpool-based agency joined the UK Government’s G-Cloud 8 framework through 2017.

Connect’s joint Managing Directors, Carole Boardman and Janet Symes said: “Our appointment on the ADDS framework puts us in a very strong position to offer our award-winning services to a range of public sector bodies in Scotland.

“Our services encompass each stage of project delivery; from strategy and planning to best practice wireframing and prototyping, through to industry-leading responsive design and cross-platform app development. We are committed to supporting public bodies in Scotland to achieve their digital objectives.”