North-west based digital user experience agency Sigma has been appointed to the Government’s new Digital Outcomes and Specialists framework, which connects public sector organisations with carefully-selected suppliers of digital services.
The framework is part of the G-Cloud/Digital Marketplace, which aims to make commissioning digital and cloud services simpler, clearer, and faster for the public sector. Being included in the framework will allow Sigma to extend its user research, testing, and co-design work to new public sector organisations, it believes.
That's projects of a certain size in government have to go through a recognised procurement framework, it will also allow the business to work on larger projects.
The appointment will strengthen Sigma’s growing public sector client-base, which currently includes Sport England, Victim Support, and North Wales Police, it also claims, with its commercial director Shaun Gomm stating today: “We’re delighted to be appointed to the new framework. This enables us to work more closely with public sector organisations across a rapidly growing portfolio of digital services, in both local and central government.
“We’ve always worked extensively on information-rich websites, applications, and digital services, and aligned ourselves closely with the Government Digital Service principles of openness, data-driven decision making, agile working - and of course putting users at the heart of our approach.
“Being part of this new procurement framework for government is an important step. It will allow us to formally deliver our user experience design and development services to public sector clients, who are increasingly thinking of digital as the principle method of engagement with their customers.”
Having recently opened a new office in Cambridge, to bolster its healthcare client base, Sigma believes its place in the framework will enable it to help more organisations in the public sector improve patient engagement in the design of healthcare technology.
Both the business’ Macclesfield and Cambridge offices are registered as user research and usability testing labs in the new framework, it adds.
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