Wins five-year Information Service contract with Greater London Authority
IDOX plc (AIM: IDOX, 'IDOX' or the 'Group'), a leading independent supplier of software and services, announces that its Information Solutions division has won a five-year contract to manage the Information Service of the Greater London Authority (GLA), following a competitive tender process.
The contract is worth £800,000 across the five-year period and commenced in January 2012.† IDOX will focus on delivery of the GLA's intelligence function, supporting evidence-based decision and policy making across the capital.
Idox Information Solutions supplies its Information Service products to more than 140 local authority clients across the UK, providing more than 9,000 individual members with access to enquiries, bulletins, book loans and databases.† †
The scope of services provided includes:
∑††††† An enquiry service providing information on policy issues
∑††††† Written briefing and topic papers
∑††††† A remote loans/document delivery service
∑††††† Purchase and provision of journals, e-journals and related resources
∑††††† Training to strengthen information literacy
∑††††† Provision of electronic information bulletins
∑††††† Access to social/urban affairs databases.
Richard Kellett-Clarke, IDOX CEO, said:
"We are delighted to be working with the GLA to take its highly regarded Information Service forward to facilitate greater integration of information with enhanced delivery.† We are already working with a number of other public sector bodies to aid their decision making processes by ensuring their staff have ready access to their internal experience, knowledge and research which is tracked, and enhanced, by our specialist Information Service."†
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About IDOX plc
IDOX plc is a supplier of software solutions and services to the UK public sector and increasingly to the wider corporate sector. It is the leading applications provider to local government for core functions relating to land, people and property, such as its market leading planning systems and election management software. Over 90% of UK local authorities are now customers.
The Idox Information Service is the most complete and accessible source of evidence and research for the public sector in the UK. Established for over thirty years and with over 200,000 users, the Information Service covers all aspects of local government.
For more information see www.idoxplc.com
About the GLA
The GLA is a strategic authority with a London-wide role to design a better future for the capital.† It is made up of a directly elected Mayor - the Mayor of London - and a separately elected Assembly - the London Assembly. There are around 600 staff to help the Mayor and Assembly in their duties.
The Mayor of London sets a citywide vision of improvement, develops strategies and policies to realise the vision and provides funding and encouragement to help make it a reality.† His work includes making it easier for people to move in and around the city, transforming open spaces into cleaner, calmer, greener places, tackling housing and health inequalities, giving young Londoners a better start in life, championing our city at home and abroad, and more.†
The Mayor sets budgets for the GLA, Transport for London, the Metropolitan Police and London's fire services.
†For more information see www.london.gov.uk
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