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Leading the way in the provision of IoT solutions

03 October 2019

Capita becomes a chosen IoT supplier for Scottish Government Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS).

Capita is delighted to have been selected as a supplier for the newly launched Internet of Things (IoT) Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS), provided by the Scottish Government. Becoming a named supplier augments the SWAN connectivity IoT platform, enabling both members and non-members to benefit from end-to-end IoT solutions.

A new, innovative technology, IoT allows data collection from tangible objects via sensors and network connectivity, which can then be analysed using advanced computer programmes, enabling organisations to make improved decisions. Examples of its use include: water level monitoring; air quality monitoring; footfall analysis and providing additional analytics for health and social care services.

The DPS for IoT aims to provide Scottish public sector and third sector bodies with a flexible, quick route to market for this emerging technology. Similar to a framework agreement, the DPS is an electronic system of pre-qualified IoT suppliers, from which Scottish public sector bodies can invite tenders. Buyers can benefit from a streamlined procurement process, easy access to a wide range of suppliers and services, in addition to standardised Terms and Conditions developed specifically for this arrangement.

We are excited to be in a position where we can build on our existing IoT platforms. We look forward to helping organisations maximise the opportunities of IoT, helping them with their acquisition of data and enabling them to make better informed decisions."
Jack Anderson, Head of Digital and Innovation SWAN, Capita

With connectivity already provided to approximately 6,000 sites across Scotland, 52 member organisations including 50% of the local authorities, 250 unbundled exchanges, and over 7000km of fibre network, SWAN has the unrivalled ability to deliver an IoT network to a wide geographical area at a pace otherwise unachievable. Learn more

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