In this ‘age of austerity’, Contensis has signed a money-saving agreement with public authorities in Greater Manchester.
The framework agreement with AGMA – the Association of Greater
Manchester Authorities – could see possibly up to 18 councils and other
local public bodies signing-up to use the Contensis web content management system.
Public procurement is an expensive business and when Government is
trying to improve efficiency and make saving throughout the public
sector, framework agreements are one area which can help.
With AGMA, it was decided to initially procure a CMS solution for both
Wigan and Trafford councils, with the opportunity to open this up to any
of the other member and associate organisations.
Each AGMA member can now be assured that all the due diligence, quality
checks and value for money considerations have been done, and they can
join the framework without the need for an expensive procurement process
of their own.
This not only saves them money but saves Contensis
money as well by not having to pitch to individual authorities – and
this means that significant discounts can be passed on to the AGMA
Rarely is there such a ‘win win’ situation!
Adam Green, the Contensis local government account manager, pointed out: “After
such a great year in the public sector, from seeing a successful
migration and exciting channel shift figures from Staffordshire County
Council through to the No.1 positioning for Rhondda Cynon Taf CBC in
Sitemorse, we are hoping to help the new members of the Contensis fold make some real difference and save some real money.”