PCSG is delighted to announce that GeoConnect+, the platform which hosts and connects built asset information with unlimited geospatial datasets, is now accessible to public sector bodies through G-Cloud.
This development follows our award of a place on two lots on the latest iteration of the multi-million pound framework.
Over 3,000 suppliers have been awarded places on the G-Cloud 10 framework, which is used by public sector organisations to purchase cloud-based services. As with its predecessors, the framework comprises three Lots – Lot 1 for cloud hosting, Lot 2 for software and Lot 3 for cloud support.
We have been awarded a place for the first time on Lot 2, enabling central government, local councils, NHS Trusts and other public-sector bodies, to procure GeoConnect+ through the framework.
The award builds on our work on G-Cloud 8 and 9, as a Lot 3 supplier providing support to organisations seeking to set-up and maintain cloud services as part of a shift to a digital, data-centred approach to their built asset management.
GeoConnect+, a joint venture organisation between PCSG Ltd, Group BC, LocLab and Ordnance Survey, is a cloud-based platform which hosts and connects asset information with unlimited geospatial datasets including OS Open Mapping data for land and road networks, Environment Agency data for flooding and crime data.
It enables owners, operators and planners to more effectively maintain existing portfolios and manage new builds by leveraging the vast quantity of data now available about the built environment, connecting it and using it to inform business decisions and activities across the lifetime of the asset.
Since its launch, in May last year, it has received industry recognition, with positive feedback from Thames Water and Mackley.
Adrian Burgess, PCSG’s Technical Director, said: “We are delighted that GeoConnect+ can now be called off by public sector bodies, via G-Cloud. Having the technology to host digital estate and built infrastructure information in the cloud is a key enabler for more efficient estate and asset management.”
The G-Cloud framework launched in March 2012 to enable central government and other public sector bodies to purchase cloud-based services such as web hosting from a single, central website.
It is accessed through the Digital Marketplace which was created in 2014 by Crown Commercial Service and Government Digital Service to make government procurement easier and more transparent.
Since then, more than £3 billion of cloud and digital services have been procured by public bodies through it. G-Cloud 10 has 3,505 suppliers.
For more information about GeoConnect+ please contact our Business Development Director, Olly.Thomas@pcsg.co.uk