We are proud to say we have signed the Armed Forces Covenant. The armed forces are important to us, with personal relationships with current and former service men and women, and we are pleased we can honour them in this way.
The Armed Forces Covenant is, in short, a promise from the nation that those who have or are serving our country, and their families, will be treated fairly. It provides a mechanism through which businesses, local authorities, charities and community organisations can show their support.
At DeNove, we have not only committed to upholding the covenants key principles, including the acknowledgement that special treatment may be required, but we have also pledged to demonstrate our commitment further. We will:
- Promote that we are an armed forces friendly organisation;
- Support the employment of veterans, spouses and partners;
- Offer flexibility when granting leave surrounding deployment;
- Actively support staff members who choose are members of the Reserve forces.
The very nature of serving in the Armed Forces is turbulent, necessitating long absences and compromises. It is the least we can do to pledge to accommodate the nature of these difficulties, allow families as much time together as is possible, and make sure former service men and women are not only to transition into employment, but are given a wealth of opportunities to do so.
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DeNové has a great track record for helping companies successfully win a place on Crown Commercial Service (CCS) frameworks.
Once we have helped companies onto the framework, we invariably have to spend time with them, talking them through the process of completing their monthly MISO returns.
“MISO” stands for “Management Information System Online” and is the website through which companies must report their sales data to CCS.
In the video we will talk you through the process of submitting a monthly CCS MISO report for a specific framework. Any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
The team at DeNove would like to wish our American customers, partners and former colleagues a very happy thanksgiving. We hope you fill up on plenty of turkey, spend some well-earned time with your loved ones and kick your feet up for a while. In our own little British rendition of the holiday, some of our team popped down to the Mayflower Pub, just a stone’s throw from our office in Waterloo. We had a couple of drinks, toasted and gave thanks ourselves.
DeNové are delighted to welcome Richard Crade to our team as our new Executive Advisor.
Recently employed as Public Sector Business Development Director at NTT DATA UK, Richard is known for his impressive talent for managing teams, developing long-term client relationships and devising client-focused value propositions. He will act as an Executive Advisor for our customers, assisting them with business development and sales opportunity matters.
Richard has an excellent track record of success in the ICT industry. At Bull Information Systems, Richard won new business at the Home Office and Ministry of Justice, taking that account to the largest in the UK business over several years. When Steria acquired Bull, Richard became Business Unit Director for their UK Managed Services business with 900 staff in IT infrastructure implementation and outsourcing contracts across all markets reporting to the UK CEO with full P&L responsibility for 70% of Steria’s UK revenues.
After a brief time at EDS where he was engagement lead for a £500m Managed Services bid to the Department for Constitutional Affairs, he was recruited to help IBM win more business in the public sector. Richard spent 7 years at IBM developing major opportunities, creating market strategy, coordinating multiple lines of business and coaching deal teams. As well as his initial public sector role, Richard took the global lead role on major $200m deal with a Swiss based pharmaceutical company for cloud hosting and application migration and supported Strategic Outsourcing in the Nordics to significantly improve the quality of their client propositions.
In 2013, NTT Data UK offered Richard the role of Business Development Director for the Public Sector. During his five years of employment with NTT, Richard won a number of contracts including the prestigious Core IT Services contract at HM Treasury, a multi-year managed service valued to date at ~£30m).
We are fortunate to have worked with Richard on a number of multi-million-pound tenders. Given his experience and expertise, we are certain that Richard will be an invaluable member of the DeNové team.
Corporate Software Solutions, RM1042 (expires in October 2018) and Local Authority Software Applications, RM1059 (expires in August 2018) will both be replaced by a single agreement framework – Data and Application Solutions (RM3821).
The contract notice for RM3821 was published by Crown Commercial Service on the 5th July 2018. Submission will be on the 6th August.
The framework will be established for 24 months with the option for it to be extended for a maximum of a further 24 months in 12-month stages (in years 2 + 1 + 1).
The Data and Application Solutions (DAS) framework targets the Enterprise Applications and the Information Management segment of UK Public Sector. It will establish appropriate contracting routes to meet common hardware, software and services requirements for use by UK public sector bodies; this includes Central Government Departments and their Arm’s Length Bodies and Agencies, Non-Departmental Public Bodies, Police, Emergency Services, Education Sector, NHS bodies and Local Authorities.
There are 14 lots spanning specific solutions for Enterprise Data and Applications, Local Government, Health and Social Care, Police and Emergency Service, and Education. In summary, they are:
- Lot 1a – Resource Planning and Management Solutions including Financial and Commercial
- Lot 1b – Workflow & Case Management Solutions
- Lot 1c – Data Collection, Storage & Management
- Lot 1d – Data Intelligence & Analytics
- Lot 2a – Business Applications
- Lot 2b – Environmental & Planning
- Lot 2c – Citizen Services
- Lot 3a – Enterprise Applications for Health
- Lot 3b – Health Information Management
- Lot 3c – Community Health & Social Care
- Lot 4a – Blue Light Operations
- Lot 4b – Blue Light Data & Information Management
- Lot 5a – Learning Applications & Platforms
- Lot 5b – Academic Scheduling & Management Solutions
DeNove have an exceptional track record of helping customers to secure places on Crown Commercial Service agreements (see 9 OUT OF 9) and helped Redfern, a Bradford based SME, win the £800m+ Crown Commercial Service Travel Contract three times in a row (please read the article here).
If you would like a helping hand to win a place on this framework then please call +44 (0)207 960 2801 (or out of hours on 07950 396 205).
Nearly half of businesses reported a cyber breach or attack in the past 12 months.
We are therefore delighted to announce that DeNove have been accredited under the Cyber Essentials scheme.
This certification demonstrates DeNove’s continuing commitment to ensure its IT systems (and our customers’ data) is safe from common cyberattacks by adhering to the UK Government’s scheme for cyber protection. The Cyber Essentials Requirements set out the necessary technical controls to implement protection against cyberattacks and cover all key areas of risk, ensuring our data is safe. This gives our clients the assurance they need to know their sensitive data is safe, too.
The Cyber Essentials accreditation complements our current staff Security Clearances which range up to SC level.
Roger Newman, Director at DeNove, says:
“Cyber Essentials is a reassurance to our customers that we strive to be cyber secure. Our clients can be reassured in the understanding that their data and intellectual property is safe when working with us.”