The States of Guernsey has announced Agilisys as the preferred bidder for the digital transformation and future delivery of IT services in the British Crown dependency island in the English Channel.
The selection of Agilisys follows a two-year procurement process to find a partner for the States’ Future Digital Services programme.
According to the Guernsey government, the UK-based technology and transformation company will be responsible for delivering a drastic improvement in technology. Its services are expected to give the community better and easier access to public services while facilitating efficiencies and long-term cost-savings.
The partnership between the UK firm and the States is expected to result in a significant investment in the digital economy of Guernsey.
The States said that its decision to select Agilisys was made after a full evaluation process which involved detailed scoring, two cycles of moderation, and formal evaluation by the Chief Executive’s senior leadership team and also the FDS project board.
The procurement process saw two short-listed bids, of which, Agilisys prevailed by coming up with the best value, while offering a solution of equivalent quality, said the Guernsey government. Apart from that, the UK company will offer support to facilitate the development of the local digital sector.
States of Guernsey Chief Executive Paul Whitfield said: “Digital transformation is essential if the States is to deliver its strategic goals. At present, the States does not have the capacity or capability to deliver the level of transformation planned or the ability to rapidly access the necessary expertise.
“Agilisys’ experience will be critical in facilitating the States’ wider transformation ambitions by providing technology solutions and improving States access to resource and expertise. This includes support for the Public Service Reform framework where a savings target of £26m for the States of Guernsey is set to be achieved by 2021.”
Agilisys will look to create a company called Agilisys Guernsey, which will manage the relationship with the States and with its partners.
The Guernsey government said that the decision to enter into a partnership with the UK firm will eventually rest with the States of Deliberation.
Agilisys Guernsey Chief Executive designee Richard Hanrahan said: “We are delighted to be appointed as the States of Guernsey’s preferred partner to revitalise their IT services and to deliver improved outcomes for Islanders.
“As a proven strategic transformation, digital and technology partner to the public sector, our focus is placed firmly upon delivery of services that deliver tangible outcomes and benefits, for our customers and the communities we serve.”