Two new solutions available on the DAS Framework
PoliceBox and Quvo have been successfully launched on the new Data & Application Solutions (DAS) Framework.
Crown Commercial Service’s Data and Application Solutions (DAS) framework offers the ability to buy cloud and on-premise software or a combination of both under one agreement – a first for a CCS framework. The framework had opened for business earlier this year. It offers public sector organisations the ability to buy cloud and on-premise software or a combination of both under one agreement – a first for a CCS framework.
Simon Hall, CEO, Coeus Software, said: “We are delighted to join the DAS framework, as it will provide a more seamless route for the police and other public sector organisations to take advantage of our innovative mobile working platforms so they can quickly and easily mobilise their business processes.”
DAS is split into five groups to make it easier to search, with 14 lots covering the following areas:
As well as offering cloud and on-premise software or a combination of both, DAS also allows customers the choice of further competition or direct award depending on the nature of the requirement.
According to Ben Paynter, Crown Commercial Services Category Director – Digital Future, “This is the first framework by CCS that gives customers the choice to buy cloud and on-premise software or a combination of both under one agreement. It also allows customers to buy software alongside necessary hardware and professional services, in one procurement.
“Data and Application Solutions builds on the legacy of the Local Authority Software Applications and Corporate Software Solutions agreements, whilst also allowing the Crown Commercial Service to serve new customers in Health, Blue Light and Education.”
Quvo® Lot 1b is a workflow & case management solution. It is a mobile working platform for compliance-based private and public organisations. Quvo takes the same industry-leading security, customisability and integration capabilities of PoliceBox, but broadens its capabilities for those in the wider Public Sector, Corporate and SME marketplace who operate in heavily regulated or compliance-based environments. The solution can be used by any government department with high compliance-based needs e.g. Councils, housing departments/associations, social services and healthcare.
Quvo is best situated to any situation where you have mobile workers who need to be guided through strict compliance procedures, need an audit trail to prove best practice has been followed, and where the central gathering of digital information could yield insights for further analysis.
It can replace the paper-based forms that nurses use in hospitals to monitor and record the status of patients throughout the day. By replacing these paper forms with digital versions on the application, patient records can be monitored from a central location and their medical records updated in real-time. At the moment doctors can only access these records from the clipboard left by the patient’s bed, and once the patient has been discharged the data risks being lost or filed where it is hard to access. With Quvo the doctor can access the data from anywhere and since it will added to the patients digital records it will always be available for future reference by the doctor or combined with other information sources to spot trends and measure KPIs/targets.
PoliceBox® Lot 4a is UK’s only secure and fully customisable mobile working platform for the Police. It helps officers deliver truly modern, 21st century digital policing, with much broader functionality and at a fraction of the cost of the more established rival platforms.
Forces that use PoliceBox can quickly modernise their business processes to achieve genuinely cloud-first, mobile-first policing for the first time. It is used by police officers and police chiefs.
A good use case for the platform is issuing a ticket or citation. At the moment taking a witness statement or issuing a ticket for a driving offence requires an officer to process mountains of paperwork and spend more time sat at a desk at the end of their shift. But with PoliceBox they can take a statement with a witness there and then on their device, the witness can read it and sign it digitally, and the statement is sent to the station immediately. Contrast this to today where an officer must take the statement by hand then type it up at the end of the day when they return to the station, then the witness must attend the station to review and sign it.