June 11, 2014
Author: 
Tomás O'Leary

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. 

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 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.

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