NEWS: INOVEM selected by the COI as part of a 4yr, ?20M framework contract


20th April 2009
INOVEM selected by the COI as part of a 4yr, ?20M framework contract INOVEM have signed a 4 year agreement with the Central Office of Information (COI) as part of their new External Engagement and Facilitation Framework.

This new framework, worth approximately ?5million per year, will allow INOVEM to compete for work in the public sector without having to go through protracted procurement processes for each and every contract.

INOVEM's selection follows a lengthy and thorough appraisal that involved the evaluation of 130 companies by the COI. INOVEM will be one of four selected to supply Digital Infrastructure under the new framework.

Stakeholder Engagement Projects On The Increase

Commenting on the award, Sean Larkins, COI Deputy Director of Strategic Consultancy said: "We felt that INOVEM's submission and track record was of the highest quality.

"We are seeing a significant increase in demand for projects that involve engaging stakeholders and the public with a wide range of policy issues. With the growth of inclusion by social networking it was clear that we needed innovative technology partners as part of the new framework and we look forward to developing strong working relationships as we move ahead."

On hearing of their successful selection, John Glover, INOVEM Sales & Marketing Director said: "We are delighted to be involved in this exciting new COI framework and we would like to congratulate Sean and his team for the quality of the in-depth questions posed throughout the evaluation process. COI's timing could not be better, as we are also seeing a growth in demand for technology in support of stakeholder consultation and partnership collaboration throughout the public sector. This framework should make it easier and quicker for COI, on behalf of their clients, to procure INOVEM services in support of such projects."

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