Increasing pressure

Over the past number of years public sector organisations have come under increasing pressure to drive efficiencies and to ‘do more with less’. Legacy IBM® technologies are an obvious area to start looking for these efficiencies. With the technology reaching a mature stage in its life-cycle there are significant opportunities for public sector organisations to take advantage of the cost savings and the quality service independent providers such as Origina can offer.

Boasting a client list including Revenue, DOE and Department of Justice and Law Reform, Origina’s expertise is facilitated through its proven and comprehensive Onboarding process. Origina provides a service tailored exclusively for the client, as opposed to the strategic interests of the manufacturer that wants to protect its 90%+ gross profit margin.

Government Frameworks

Origina recognise to supply via government frameworks is key to enabling government to procure from us without excessive red tape.

We partner with Bramble Hub, who lead a group of over 250 SME suppliers on several EU-compliant, benchmarked Crown Commercial Services Framework Agreements. Being part of the Bramble Hub network of partners makes it easy for central and local government to do business with us and deliver improved value for money to the taxpayer. Additionally we benefit from being able to partner with other Bramble Hub partners.

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Sofware Audit Readiness Assessment S.A.R.A

Software providers  are aggressively targeting public sector customers with licence “audit reviews” in a bid to plug falling subscription revenue. As hardware products and support remain static, there is a high reliance on generating additional revenue by way of software licence updates and support fees rather than the finding of new business.

How prepared are you for an audit? Click here to learn how S.A.R.A will help you not only in your discussions with IBM® but also provide you with detailed intelligence on all your software to identify potential cost savings.

Department of Justice and Law Reform

“Origina provided support and assistance with regard to some issues a few months back that occurred on a Saturday, your guys went ‘above and beyond’ to help out… technical consultants are excellent … “

-Seamus Long

Office of Government Procurement

Origina is delighted to announce its successful placement to the Office of Government Procurement (OGP) exciting money saving Framework for the Irish Public Sector. Building on a similar framework process by the UK’s Crown Commercial Service (CCS), the OGP came to market to establish alternative support options to the traditional support services available from the major enterprise software publishers, including IBM.

Origina is the only company to be offered Framework membership for the recent Tender run by the OGP, to establish a Multi Supplier Framework for the provision of Enterprise Application Support Services. Lot 3 IBM Enterprise Application Support Services. “Public sector organisations in the Ireland are increasingly looking for alternatives to the expensive annual software publisher maintenance fees. Services that maximise IT budgets and drive greater value from software support costs, without increasing risks, are a clever use of tax payers money” said Tomás O’Leary, Founder & CEO of Origina. 

Quality and comprehensive proof

In order to be included in this Framework Origina had to successfully demonstrate its ability to provide quality and comprehensive proof of its functional and technical capabilities in the following areas:

  • Approach to Transition to IBM® EASS
  • Approach to Data Protection
  • Approach to the delivery of Support Services
  • Approach to the delivery of Service Levels
  • Approach to Disaster Recovery
  • Approach to the delivery of the transition off IBM® EASS
  • Cost
Framework Clients

Framework clients include Ministers of the Government of Ireland, Central Government Departments, Offices and non-commercial Agencies and Organisations which have a formal reporting and legal relationship to Central Government Departments, including all local authorities in Ireland (themselves including regional assemblies, Local Economic Offices and library bodies), contracting authorities in the Irish health sector including but not limited to the Health Service Executive (HSE), the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) and HSE funded agencies delivering health and personal social services funded by more than 50% from Exchequer funds, contracting authorities which are third Level Education Institutions (including but not limited to universities and institutes of technology), HEAnet its member institutions and subidiaries, Educational and Training Boards (ETB), ETB schools, primary, post-primary, special and secondary schools, groups and clusters of schools and youth centres, An Garda Siochána, The Irish Prison Service, Defence Forces.