UKCloud Partner Charter

In June 2021, we launched the UKCloud Partner Charter. We believe the pledges within the charter are not just the right thing to do but make strong business sense.

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About the Partner Pledge

Following the introduction of the Social Value Act 2012, new measures to deliver value to society through public procurement were announced in January 2021. These new measures, known collectively as the Social Value Model, look to promote new jobs and skills, encourage economic growth and prosperity, tackle climate change and level up the UK. The new approach will mean more opportunities for SMEs and social enterprises to win Government contracts. Businesses seeking to win these contracts must set out how they will deliver on the government’s social value priorities, which will act as a key evaluation criterion (a minimum of 10% of the overall score) within the assessment of all contracts.

A recent news article published by the Cabinet Office and Julia Lopez MP confirms that all commercial teams in all government departments will be expected to complete training courses in implementing the new model and how to ensure the maximum social value is derived from each contract. The changes mean that central government will now be required to go further than the Social Value Act 2012, to ensure that all major procurements explicitly evaluate social value, where appropriate, rather than just consider it.

UKCloud believes that the Social Value Model presents a genuine opportunity to improve the health, wealth and mental wellbeing of our nation. On a local level, it has the potential to maximise social, economic, and environmental benefits all whilst putting UK business at the heart of a post-Brexit, post-COVID recovery strategy.

As a partner of UKCloud, you likely not only share our technology vision and commitment to public sector, but also a belief in the role technology can play in addressing broader societal challenges. These common values are integral to how we work and achieve success together. To further strengthen our partnership, UKCloud have teamed up with the Social Value Business to create a Social Value Charter. We believe the pledges within the charter are not just the right thing to do but make strong business sense. UKCloud are therefore asking all of our partners to sign the Partner Charter which focuses on the following pledges.

UKCloud Partner Charter Pledges

  • Supporting COVID-19 recovery

    Helping local communities manage and recover from the impact of COVID, through the delivery of impact-driven innovative technology.

  • Tackling economic inequality

    Joining our efforts to create new digital jobs and skills, as well as increasing supply chain resilience

  • Fighting climate change

    Reducing carbon emissions in support of the UK’s net-zero emissions pledge

  • Reducing waste

    Minimising the amount of e-waste sent to landfill through the refurbishment and repurposing of technology

  • Driving equal opportunity

    Tackling workforce inequality and improving the health and wellbeing of the local community

What’s in it for me?

Delivering Social Value through Procurement

Partners seeking to win Government contracts can leverage UKCloud’s social value credentials through supply chain procurement. The Model Award Criteria (MAC) as detailed within the Social Value Model, recognises resilient, diverse, innovative and collaborative supply chains and places them at the heart of government’s Industrial and Civil Society Strategies.

As our partner community are already holding UKCloud to higher standards of accountability through the delivery of a sustainable technology strategy, our social value credentials remain an exemplar to the technology sector and will be recognised by local and central government as part of your procurement strategy.

Collaborative Workshops

In conjunction with the Social Value Business, UKCloud will host two workshops a year for our partner community, in order to detail:

  • The Social Value Act and the Social Value Model and its impact on your business
  • How our Social Value Charter can help you win more central and local government contracts
  • Highlight the numerous activities you can undertake to deliver social value and how to measure it
  • Detail what other companies are doing outside of the tech industry
  • Detail how our partners can achieve a Social Value Quality Mark (SVQM) should you wish to enhance your social value credentials

Get accredited!

The Social Value Business is the home of the only Social Value Quality Mark to be recognised across the UK and Europe. It enables our partners to demonstrate independent accreditation and recognition within the public sector for the social value it creates.

By aligning your social value activities to those detailed in UKCloud’s Social Value Charter, partners will be able to measure and legitimise their social impact.

Sign our charter

If you agree and share our vision and passion, we invite you to sign our Partner Charter and work with UKCloud to help the UK public sector thrive in this exciting transitionary period. To confirm your pledge to the charter, please fill in the form

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Our Pledges

Partners who have signed the charter

Geoff Smith Associates

GSA Ltd provide professional software solutions for Public and Private sector organisations both in the UK and overseas.

Geoff Smith Associates

GSA Ltd provide professional software solutions for Public and Private sector organisations both in the UK and overseas.

They have designed and developed highly configurable intelligence, investigations and  case management solutions for police, LEA’s, regulatory bodies, Whistle Blowers and many other organisations. Their Freedom of Information solution is a complete Disclosure and Information Request Case Management solution and our Vetting Management software offers a perfect solution for every aspect of tracking Vetting requests.

Open Medical

Open Medical's mission is to empower healthcare providers worldwide to deliver the best data driven care by optimising clinical workflows, coordinating distributed teams and enabling seamless collaboration. ​

Open Medical

Open Medical’s mission is to empower healthcare providers worldwide to deliver the best data driven care by optimising clinical workflows, coordinating distributed teams and enabling seamless collaboration. ​

They create safe and secure clinical solutions where information is always available at the point of care.

Sundown Solutions

Sundown Solutions is an accredited IT transformation consultancy, managed service provider, and products innovation dev factory. They have a focus on delivering secure and compliant products, architecture, and strategy to our medium to large enterprise clients.

Sundown Solutions

Sundown Solutions is an accredited IT transformation consultancy, managed service provider, and products innovation dev factory. They have a focus on delivering secure and compliant products, architecture, and strategy to our medium to large enterprise clients.

IMMJ Systems

IMMJ Systems enables the rapid digitisation of clinical content for use at the point of care

IMMJ Systems

IMMJ Systems enables the rapid digitisation of clinical content for use at the point of care. By providing intuitive, simple, secure access to patient paper records, IMMJ Systems and MediViewer™ can deliver significant improvements in patient care quality alongside operational and cost-efficiency benefits.

IMMJ Systems is built on the collective experience of the management team who have worked for many years in healthcare, technology and business. Having been involved at the ‘sharp end’ of delivering healthcare solutions involving the digitising of patient records, we have acquired extensive knowledge and understanding of the operational challenges facing NHS organisations who are beginning their paperless journey. We have combined our experience and lessons learned to develop an innovative new product that allows clinicians to mine information easily, quickly and cost effectively.

IMMJ Systems has high standards and a clear vision for the future, it has a strong tradition of customer-focused R&D which yields products which are about meeting the demands currently facing healthcare service delivery.

Bellrock Technologies

Bellrock Technology develops Lumen®, the world’s most advanced deployment platform for predictive analytics. With it, they can help you to use your data to improve vital business decisions faster than ever before.

Bellrock Technologies

Bellrock Technology develops Lumen®, the world’s most advanced deployment platform for predictive analytics. With it, they can help you to use your data to improve vital business decisions faster than ever before.

WPC Software

WPC Software Limited is an established provider of information technology solutions for the public and private sectors. They design and develop complex applications, as well as offering a full range of IT consultancy services.

WPC Software

WPC Software Limited is an established provider of information technology solutions for the public and private sectors. They design and develop complex applications, as well as offering a full range of IT consultancy services.

Traditionally their focus and experience is working within the public sector market and WPC has a proven track record delivering software solutions that can be seen in over 95% of police forces across the UK as well as local authorities, central government and fire & rescue services. In recent years they have expanded into the private sector with great success.

Their emphasis is on providing products that add value, offering strong post-sales support and crucially the ability to deliver projects on time within budgets.

As well as proven ‘off-the-shelf’ solutions WPC’s team of experienced IT professionals can design and implement bespoke software solutions based on the customer’s concepts and ideas, or develop existing systems in order to make them more effective.

In-tuition Networks LTD

In-tuition Networks supports anyone who wants to delight their customers with great email services, but without the stress and hassle of running a 24/7 mission critical service. In practice, that includes everyone from Managed Service Providers, IT support organisations and departments to hosting companies, web developers and marketing agencies.

In-tuition Networks LTD

In-tuition Networks supports anyone who wants to delight their customers with great email services, but without the stress and hassle of running a 24/7 mission critical service. In practice, that includes everyone from Managed Service Providers, IT support organisations and departments to hosting companies, web developers and marketing agencies.

Ares Prism

ARES Project Management LLC, a subsidiary of ARES Holding Company, is a world-class provider of integrated project cost management software solutions. Organizations in more than 30 countries rely on PRISM to manage the complete project lifecycle of capital projects to lower cost, mitigate risk and improve project performance. With more than 95% repeat business each year, ARES is a results-oriented business partner with a drive towards 100% customer satisfaction.

Ares Prism

ARES Project Management LLC, a subsidiary of ARES Holding Company, is a world-class provider of integrated project cost management software solutions. Organizations in more than 30 countries rely on PRISM to manage the complete project lifecycle of capital projects to lower cost, mitigate risk and improve project performance. With more than 95% repeat business each year, ARES is a results-oriented business partner with a drive towards 100% customer satisfaction.

What sets ARES apart from other technology project management companies is that ARES is the only complete solutions provider solely dedicated to the advancement of Project Cost Management.  Successful projects involve comprehensive planning and mindful execution to ensure company profitability.

Avenir Digital

Avenir has the expertise to work with all standard toolsets and libraries to design AI-based solutions for you - from a chatbot to an intelligent analysis engine/personalized recommendation engine.

Avenir Digital

Avenir has the expertise to work with all standard toolsets and libraries to design AI-based solutions for you – from a chatbot to an intelligent analysis engine/personalized recommendation engine. We create highly advanced AI-powered chatbots which are capable of understanding and interpreting human behavior to delivering extensive support and enriching customer experiences.

They design, build, and deploy mobile apps in both native and hybrid environments. We have in-house capabilities in iOS/Android as well as Hybrid frameworks like Cordova/ Ionic and Xamarin.

Amasol

amasol supports companies in visualizing the performance of their IT services, measuring them correctly and creating the basis for optimization. So that you can excel through your digital services.

Amasol

amasol supports companies in visualizing the performance of their IT services, measuring them correctly and creating the basis for optimization. So that you can excel through your digital services.

In one sentence: We can make your IT operations more agile. And that is essential! Because the complex IT services that underlie today’s digital business models unfortunately do not always run smoothly. Either the interaction among the many providers causes dissonance. Or the cloud systems outside your own organisation are the cause for disgruntlement. A situation that is anything but heavenly in case of an emergency.

Mayden

The Mayden family is a friendly and talented team of 84, made up of developers, product experts, account managers, administrators and communications specialists.

Mayden

The Mayden family is a friendly and talented team of 84, made up of developers, product experts, account managers, administrators and communications specialists.

Viewdeck

Viewdeck is an experienced solution and professional services provider, supporting complex ICT change and transformation across the Public and Private sector for over 20 years.

Viewdeck

Viewdeck is an experienced solution and professional services provider, supporting complex ICT change and transformation across the Public and Private sector for over 20 years. Their team is comprised of security cleared, independent practitioners and associates, with real experience from the UK and overseas.

They regularly work in secure sectors, supporting UK critical national infrastructure, providing point skills and resources, as well as having teams supporting some of the largest ICT programmes.

Softcat

Softcat provides bespoke, innovative end-to-end technology solutions that help your business and organisation to succeed.

Softcat

Softcat provides bespoke, innovative end-to-end technology solutions that help your business and organisation to succeed. They have been delivering industry-leading IT services for over 10 years.

MDS Technologies

MDS Technologies listen to your requirements and provide impartial, vendor-agnostic advice, to ensure you get a tailored solution that genuinely meets your requirements and delivers value for money.

MDS Technologies

MDS Technologies listen to your requirements and provide impartial, vendor-agnostic advice, to ensure you get a tailored solution that genuinely meets your requirements and delivers value for money.

SurgiQ

SurgiQ makes clinical care processes more effective, less invasive and easier on patients, their families and healthcare teams by achieving targets and allowing efficient scheduling for both surgical and non-surgical patients.

SurgiQ

SurgiQ makes clinical care processes more effective, less invasive and easier on patients, their families and healthcare teams by achieving targets and allowing efficient scheduling for both surgical and non-surgical patients.

SurgiQ provides real-time tracking and patented Artificial Intelligence tools with the ability for dynamic reporting and planning of the patient’s entire care pathway.

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