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Ixis keeps its head in the G-Cloud following new contract win with CQC

The government’s G-Cloud procurement framework is reaping rewards for web specialist Ixis, which has recently secured another major contract following their appointment to the second stage of the programme, G-Cloud II.

Ixis, which specialises in Drupal open source content management, has used its position in the G-Cloud framework to good effect by securing a major contract to provide managed hosting and support services to health and care watchdog the Care Quality Commission.

The Warrington-based firm was also selected for the second stage of the government purchasing programme, G-Cloud II which aims to introduce cloud-based services into central government, local authorities and the wider public sector.

Ixis joined the G-Cloud II framework as an accredited supplier in three categories – platform as a service (Paas), software as a service (Saas) and specialist cloud services – and have been added to the CloudStore database, which allows public sector procurement managers to search for relevant suppliers against specific criteria.

Mike Carter, co-founder of Ixis, said: -G-Cloud demonstrates how the UK government is embracing the benefits of the cloud as it attempts to streamline and future-proof its operations. We are uniquely positioned to support government organisations as they improve their digital services in line with the Government Digital Strategy, and prepare for the Cabinet Office ‘Digital by default’ service standard for all digital services, due to be launched in spring 2013.

-Our recent contract with the Care Quality Commission will play a critical role in the delivery of digital services to the health and adult social care sector. Our appointment demonstrates the trust in our ability to provide agile, iterative, digital development methodologies and the security of our robust hosting platforms.

Henry Cook, Programme Director for Business Improvement and Head of Digital Communications at Care Quality Commission, said: -The G Cloud framework is a valuable tool and we’re really pleased to have sourced and procured the web management services we require from it. This project is crucial as we expand our online presence and it will enable us to be much more responsive as we develop customer facing services.

Ixis recently announced a 50 per cent growth in turnover having secured a significant project with the British Council via the G Cloud procurement framework as well as several other high profile clients including TSL Education and VSO.

For further information about Ixis and its services, please visit www.ixis.co.uk

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