UK: The UK’s leading supplier of Open Source geospatial solutions to Local Government, Astun Technology has announced its appointment to the Local Authority Software Applications(LASA) and G-Cloud procurement frameworks.
Both frameworks have been acquired by the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) and form part of the Local Government Association (LGA) National ICT Strategy for Local Government.. The twin frameworks seek to drive savings for the tax payer and to facilitate local government to realise better interoperability, open systems and better opportunities for collaboration.
LASA is a new procurement framework that has been developed with local authority customers and stakeholders including the Local Government Association (LGA) and Pro5. It is intended for the supply of software and related services that enable Local Government organisations within the UK to deliver services to their citizens. It is complementary to the G-Cloud framework for cloud-based solutions. Both these frameworks have a perfect ‘fit’ with Astun’s widely deployed iShare Enterprise GIS platform.
Mike Saunt, Managing Director of Astun Technology said, “A key part of the LASA Framework Agreement seeks to accelerate the development of open systems, data sharing and interoperability so that services can be delivered efficiently in direct response to the needs of citizens and businesses.”
Source: Astun Technology