Independent technology consultancy Opencast has extended its partnership with the government’s Department for Education (DfE) to support its work on data and solutions architecture.
New work with the education department will see Opencast consultants support DfE's data directorate, with two contracts until 2025.
Across these contracts, Opencast will help DfE to collect richer data on a near real-time basis, reduce time spent in data validation and modernise its architecture.
The two new areas of work are:
- An £8.5m contract to supply architects across DfE’s Solutions Architecture practice
- A one-year, £2.1m agreement to provide architecture and data modelling services for the DfE’s Learner Data Services programme.
Welcoming the news, Opencast client experience director Sam Manson said: "We are delighted to be expanding our existing relationship with DfE, enhancing capabilities in both the data and architecture spaces.
“These new contracts add to the wide range of our work across government, including at HM Revenue and Customs, Department for Work and Pensions and the Government Digital Service. We look forward to helping all of our UK government partners deliver user-centred and sustainable digital services that make a real difference to society."
Opencast specialises in designing, building and running user-centred digital and technology solutions. Its work for UK government develops services that support critical national infrastructure and help millions of citizens through tax, benefit and support services.
Its offers services that lead to better digital customer experience, alongside product and service innovation.