Please note that due to the sad passing of Her Majesty the Queen we had to postpone this event. The new date and time for this event is 4 October from 10:00 - 12:00. 

On Tuesday 4 October from 10:00 - 12:00, techUK is delighted to be hosting this Hybrid market engagement event with the Government Property Agency (GPA). This event is an opportunity for the GPA team to provide an overview of GPA’s IT Service Partner programme requirement.

This requirement is one of the key IT services to support the IT Service Partner Programme, this is a national programme of work transforming where and how Civil Servants work over the next 5 years+ as part of the Levelling Up agenda. To ensure effective and seamless working, GPA deploy IT Service partner(“ITSP(s)” to manage GPA technology products in certain GPA buildings, our partners provide a team of on-site engineers, capability to manage our networks, AV and other products as well as overall service management and reporting.

In this session GPA will be setting out their commercial approach, it is strongly recommended that interested suppliers attend the event in person or remotely.

This session will allow GPA to share its high-level business requirements for IT Service Partner programme and obtain supplier feedback and input to inform GPA’s detailed requirements and procurement approach, so book your place now. 

This procurement will be run via Technology Services 3 RM6100 Lots 3b and 3c, however, suppliers who are not on the lots are welcome to join this event and partner with suppliers on the lot for this opportunity. 

Potential providers should be aware that any commercial activity will be subject to relevant internal controls and that any procurement may not be taken forward in the proposed format.

Please note this event is hybrid so please make sure you select the relevant ticket when you book. 

Heather Cover-Kus

Heather Cover-Kus

Head of Central Government Programme, techUK

Heather is Head of Central Government Programme at techUK, working to represent the supplier community of tech products and services to Central Government.

Prior to joining techUK in April 2022, Heather worked in the Economic Policy and Small States Section at the Commonwealth Secretariat.  She led the organisation’s FinTech programme and worked to create an enabling environment for developing countries to take advantage of the socio-economic benefits of FinTech.

Before moving to the UK, Heather worked at the Office of the Prime Minister of The Bahamas and the Central Bank of The Bahamas.

Heather holds a Graduate Diploma in Law from BPP, a Masters in Public Administration (MPA) from LSE, and a BA in Economics and Sociology from Macalester College.

Email:
[email protected]
LinkedIn:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/heather-cover-kus-ba636538

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Ellie Huckle

Ellie Huckle

Programme Manager, Central Government, techUK

Ellie joined techUK in March 2018 as a Programme Assistant to the Public Sector team and now works as a Programme Manager for the Central Government Programme.

The programme represents the supplier community of technology products and services in Central Government – in summary working to make Government a more informed buyer, increasing supplier visibility in order to improve their chances of supplying to Government Departments, and fostering better engagement between the public sector and industry. To find out more about what we do, how we do this and how you can get involved – make sure to get in touch!

Prior to joining techUK, Ellie completed Sixth Form in June 2015 and went on to work in Waitrose, moved on swiftly to walking dogs and finally, got an office job working for a small local business in North London, where she lives with her family and their two Bengal cats Kai and Nova.

When she isn’t working Ellie likes to spend time with her family and friends, her cats, and enjoys volunteering for diabetes charities. She has a keen interest in writing, escaping with a good book and expanding her knowledge watching far too many quiz shows!

Email:
[email protected]
Phone:
020 7331 2015
Twitter:
@techUK,@techUK
Website:
www.techuk.org,www.techuk.org
LinkedIn:
https://bit.ly/3mtQ7Jx,https://bit.ly/3mtQ7Jx

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Jill Broom

Programme Manager, Cyber Security and Central Government, techUK

Jill is techUK’s Programme Manager for Cyber Security and Central Government, supporting the work of both programme teams and promoting better engagement between the public and tech sectors.

Prior to joining techUK, Jill worked as a Senior Caseworker for an MP, advocating for local communities, businesses and individuals, so she is particularly committed to techUK’s vision of harnessing the power of technology to improve people’s lives. Jill is also an experienced editorial professional and has delivered copyediting and writing services for public-body and SME clients as well as publishers.

With an MA(Hons) in American Studies from the University of Edinburgh, Jill continues to be fascinated by the history and politics of the USA. Otherwise, outside of work, she can be found up a hill, swimming in a loch or curled up with a good book.

Email:
[email protected]
Twitter:
@honeybroom
Website:
www.techuk.org
LinkedIn:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/jill-broom-19aa824

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Julia Ofori-Addo

Julia Ofori-Addo

Programme Assistant, Central Government, Digital Connectivity Forum, Comms Infrastructure, UK SPF, techUK

Julia Ofori-Addo supports the Digital Connectivity Forum and a range of techUK Market Programmes such as; Central Government, Communications Infrastructure and Services and the UK Spectrum Policy Forum with the secretariat and event support, research and communication.

Julia is a bilingual – German and English native. Prior to joining techUK, Julia worked as an IT Team Administrator at Interxion Ltd (data center) supporting and coordinating teams with the Incident Management Protocols (IMP), auditing and reporting procedures and processes and assisting senior management with various secretarial/administrative duties. She has exceptional experience in handling and updating in-house database systems and a proven track record of demonstrating strong interpersonal skills.

Julia is a graduate at the University of Kent with a BSc in Computer Science and Business Administration. In her personal time, she enjoys current affairs discussions, going to the gym and travelling.

Email:
[email protected]
Twitter:
@techUK,@techUK,@techUK
Website:
www.techuk.org,www.techuk.org

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