PDMS has been awarded a place on a new national Application Design and Development Services (ADDS) Framework by The Scottish Government

The key aim of the ADDS Framework is to provide Scottish public sector and third sector bodies with one-stop access to a commercial arrangement for the purchase of a suite of Application Design and Development Services. 

Places on the Framework are limited to just 20 and PDMS is delighted to have been selected to help public sector bodies and organisations across Scotland deliver the Scottish Public Sector’s Digital First Strategy. Through the Framework PDMS can provide a range of service including:  Digital transformation of existing services; Web based application development; Mobile application design and delivery; and Desktop application design and delivery. 

According to PDMS Managing Director, Chris Gledhill, PDMS’ place on the national framework will contribute to the expansion of their Scottish workforce. “Three years ago we set up an office in Scotland with just two employees to help build upon our 20 year track record of providing software services to public sector clients” Gledhill said  “We now have over 21 people in Glasgow and with the news of the ADDS Framework success, we are about to embark on a new recruitment drive”.

The Framework is open to a wide range of public sector bodies in Scotland including local authorities, the Fire Service, NHS, Universities and Colleges, criminal justice and charities.  The benefits for organisations using the Framework include efficiency savings in terms of a reduction in procurement and contract administration and cost savings with access to competitive rates.

David Stickland, PDMS Sales Director and ADDS Framework Manager commented, “Securing a spot on such a prestigious framework following a highly competitive tendering process is fantastic news for PDMS.     Our team have recently delivered a number of exciting new projects in Scotland including Ask the Police Scotland, mobile apps for the University of the West of Scotland and most recently a new employability platform for Fife Council. We are currently expanding our team in Glasgow and are really looking forward to helping new clients benefit from digital transformation”.

For more information and to access a Buyers Guide please visit the Scottish Government's Procurement website.