LA International and Hippo Digital awarded contract in fight against COVID-19
LA International is proud to announce that along with its strategic delivery partner, Hippo Digital, it has been awarded a new £4m contract with Government Digital Service (GDS) to provide ‘Digital Capability for Urgent DDaT requirements’ across government and the wider public sector.
The contract will play a role in supporting GDS to deliver improved remote and online services, including resources and capabilities to supplement teams on urgent discovery and development projects, agile multidisciplinary teams and specialist services such as Data Science and Domain Knowledge.
Working with Government Departments and Arms Length Bodies (ALBs) across a range of disciplines including architecture, security, policy, service and product management, finance, and delivery management, key areas of focus will include:
- User experience and design
- Performance analysis and data
- Service delivery
- Software development
- User research
LA International’s Client Solutions Director, Tom Robinson, says: “We are delighted that LA International has been selected by GDS for this strategic contract, supported by our delivery partner, Hippo Digital. The value of being able to deliver quality digital outcomes for GDS and wider government, particularly during the current COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, cannot be overstated”
Liz Whitefield, Director at Hippo Digital “We were thrilled to be successful in this partnership with LA International, not only because we get to work with them to provide DDAT professionals and teams but because we get to support urgent delivery across the public sector and demonstrate the value of working in this way ”.
The contract will provide significant flexibility and enable a rapid response to urgent requests received by GDS from Government Departments and ALBs. Critically, the contract will enable any department to access support in delivering urgent digital projects where resources and capability is required within 5-10 working days.
LA International is the UK’s leading provider of DDaT capability to Government, and the largest supplier of Security Cleared resources to Government, Defence and wider Public Sector.
Hippo Digital is a specialist service design consultancy for public and private sector clients involved in large-scale digital transformations with an expert knowledge of Lean and Agile approaches.
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