SCC, Europe’s largest independent technology company, has announced signing a pioneering two-year contract to provide the Highways England with Cloud Hosting services under their new Future ICT (FICT) Contract Programme.
The FICT Programme introduces a ‘Service Tower’ model, with the Highways England moving away from a single large ‘generalist’ ICT service provider to a number of smaller, more specialist contracts for the first time. Within the Service Towers model is a FICT Hosting (HOS) project, awarded to SCC via the G-Cloud programme and aligned with the latest Government ICT strategy, following evaluation against the Most Economical Advantageous Tender (MEAT) principle, as described in the Digital Marketplace Buyers Guide.
SCC is set to deliver a secure platform for a range of current and future digital services provided by the Highways England, an Executive Agency of the Department for Transport, ensuring data security to CESG IL2 and IL3 standards. “One of our key capabilities is delivering end-to-end services that facilitate business change,” said SCC Chief Executive James Rigby.
“Having developed an innovative FICT Service Tower environment, the Highways England needed a trusted partner who could provide a cost-effective solution. “SCC is delighted to be the Cloud services supplier of choice for the FICT HOS project and we look forward to enabling the Highways England to continue driving forward its IT strategy.”
As the most established provider of Pan-Government accredited secure IL2 and IL3 Cloud services in the UK, the agreement will see SCC migrate approximately 300 Highways England servers into its Sentinel by SCC Cloud environment and host the Agency’s back office infrastructure, supporting almost 4,000 users.