PA Consulting Group, through its technical-testing & assurance, digital investigations, and cyber skills training brand, 7Safe, today announce an agreement with the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) to supply eDiscovery services to the UK public sector.
The agreement means that PA and 7Safe are named suppliers on CCS’s e-Disclosure Services framework.
The CCS supports the public sector to achieve maximum commercial value when procuring common goods and services. The framework will help public bodies to save on the cost of managing sensitive data and documents, delivering more efficient, effective public services.
The agreement has been reached as a result of PA and 7Safe employing highly-experienced electronic data experts and the latest secure technologies which ensure companies have access to the latest thinking and tools.
With European General Data Protection Regulation taking affect in May 2018, companies are looking for the assurance that security-classified documents and any personally-identifiable information held in public sector systems is safe and secure.
The CCS's operations break down into framework agreements, which are a set of pre-tendered contracts with a range of suppliers from which public sector customers can purchase goods and services. The agreement with PA Consulting Group for e-Disclosure services is CCS Reference: RM3717: e-Disclosure Services and contains the following lots:
1 Low volume work service package
3 Project management & advice
5 Document processing
9 End-to-end service (up to and including 'secret' and 'top secret').
Commenting on the agreement, Ken Allan, digital expert at PA Consulting Group and 7Safe said: “An important part of our mission at PA Consulting Group is to transform and improve public services. We work with the full spectrum of government and the public sector, from central departments through to universities and local service providers. To do this, we have always employed the latest technology and highly skilled people to achieve value for money for our clients.
“Our world-class e-Disclosure services delivered by 7Safe, will provide cost-efficient and timely e-Discovery and e-Disclosure expertise wherever it is needed, drawing on years of experience in civil litigation and criminal cases. Complementing our e-Disclosure technical services are PA’s experienced project managers, who will be working on this framework as an extension of our already firm relationship with the CCS, established through existing government consultancy frameworks.”
7Safe provides cyber security and digital investigation advice, education and technical services to technology-enabled organisations and helps them develop and maintain their cyber security and information investigation capabilities.