Ignata Consulting selected for Government consulting list

10 October 2019 Consultancy.uk

Ignata Consulting, a disruptive new firm in the UK market, has been selected to join the Government's £1.4 billion Digital Outcomes and Specialists framework (DOS 4). Based in London, Ignata will now work to help the Government realise its Digital Strategy.

The Government finds itself racing to implement major change campaigns on multiple fronts in 2019. Brexit has created an unprecedented workload for the Central Government, with the need to set up and plan new systems to cover border controls, trade, agricultural policy and immigration, and establish a contingency plan to ensure the UK is prepared whatever the outcome. In this chaotic environment, modernising the Government’s digital infrastructure has fast become a vital part of its change agenda.

In order to boost its productivity and improve efficiency, the UK’s public sector has increasingly turned to the consulting sector to help implement its transformation projects. In the first seven months of 2019 alone, it handed out more than 700 consulting contracts, totalling a value of over £1.3 billion. Part of this has seen the formation of a framework for sourcing consultancies to assist the UK’s Government Digital Strategy.

Ignata Consulting selected for Government consulting list

Frameworks are often leveraged by the Government as a method to deliver better value for money on its consulting spend. It reduces the time and cost of opening a tender process for each arm of a Government department, while ensuring a level of uniform delivery from selected firms. Ignata Consulting launched in 2018, and has continued its rapid growth in the UK with the news that it has been admitted to the Government’s £1.4 billion Digital Outcomes and Specialists framework (DOS 4), run by Crown Commercial Service on behalf of the Cabinet Office.

Ross Robinson, Managing Director of Ignata Consulting commented on the news, “We’re delighted to be awarded a position on the framework as it gives us and our Associates the opportunity to support in the delivery of the Government Digital Strategy. It also reaffirms the strength of our challenger approach - with top talent increasingly looking to shape their own career paths, drive rewarding projects and ultimately deliver value more to clients, we hope we can support the Government in achieving it’s goals across the next 24 months.”

Under the framework, Ignata and the other selected consultancies will look to enhance digital outcomes for the Crown Commercial Service. For example, the firms could develop booking systems or accessibility audits, before using specific user groups to test the services they help develop.

Luke Williams OBE, Group CEO of Ignata remarked, “While this is an important step for our business it is also valuable for the critical Government projects that we are able to support. We believe that the opportunity for the Government, the great Associates we work with and Ignata itself is really significant. We are looking forward to getting going.”


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