Capita plc has secured 17 contract renewals on the Scottish Wide Area Network (SWAN), a framework that delivers a single shared network infrastructure across Scotland’s public sector.
The combined value for all contract renewals is £11m and they will run to March 2023.
Contract renewals include organisations that deliver vital services to the Scottish public including Scottish Government, NHSScotland, a number of government bodies including Education Scotland and most of Scottish local authorities.
The core infrastructure for SWAN includes the development and deployment of a ‘wide area network’ as well as the provision of value-added services and support services such as service helpdesks, reporting, billing and technical support.
SWAN enables Scottish public sector organisations to communicate easily with each other and share services in order to offer a better experience for its communities. The framework makes it easier for residents to access local services, particularly in remote and island regions, where people historically may have needed to travel long distances.
Since its launch in 2014, over 6,000 sites have been connected to the network, including schools, hospitals, GP surgeries, pharmacists and local council offices.