Accordio’s reputation for delivering high quality, cost effective services is continuing to win the consultancy new contracts from across the south east.

The Accordio team has been asked to work with Kent County Council as it begins the process of reprocuring the Kent Public Services Network (KPSN), a complex framework which provides connectivity across the public sector, emergency services, health and education bodies.

The first step in the process will be to work closely with the wide range of partner organisations to understand their future requirements. This information will then be used to create the specification that will underpin the formal Invitation to Tender.

“The public services network is complex and wide-ranging, and it is vital that the procurement process takes on board the needs of all the partners so that those involved can be confident that the chosen supplier will be able to deliver a robust solution,” explained Accordio’s Rob Neil.

Meanwhile more schools have signed up to Accordio’s low-cost Data Protection Officer service.

Turner Schools in Folkestone, which includes Turner Free School, Morehall Primary, Martello Primary and Folkestone Academy, have signed an initial two-year agreement for Accordio to provide support that will deal with any issues relating to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

With increasing take-up across Kent, Medway, south-east London and Sussex, this service is proving increasing popular as schools become ever-more aware of the risks to information security and privacy and take steps to protect their staff and pupils.

Accordio has also seen encouraging take-up for its Freedom of Information request service, under which the team handles requests that can be complex and time-consuming for staff that are already busy with ‘the day job’.