Edge Testing appointed to Scottish Government digital procurement contract

Brian Ferrie, Edge Testing's CEO and Founder

Edge Testing appointed to Scottish Government digital procurement contract

Independent software testing company, Edge Testing Solutions, has been appointed to the Scottish government’s new Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS).

The appointment to the DPS follows Edge Testing’s placement on other UK government frameworks including the G-Cloud 9 (G9), Digital Outcomes Specialists 2 and the CCS Quality Assurance and Testing frameworks.

The DPS tender has a value of up to £20m and is intended to provide Scottish public sector organisations with a straightforward route to market for the procurement of digital services.

The DPS forms part of the Scottish government’s broader digital strategy to develop business, infrastructure and participation. Services within the scope of the DPS range from the delivery of specific digital projects to the provision of skilled digital resources and cyber security.

It will help Edge Testing to continue providing software testing solutions across the Scottish public sector. 

Brian Ferrie, CEO and Founder of Edge Testing, said: “Our public sector practice is going from strength to strength. Gaining a place on this framework brings new opportunities in Scotland, and we look forward to securing more public sector contracts in 2018 and beyond.

“We understand that public sector bodies are increasingly under pressure due to digital transformation, and our software testing services can mean the difference between success and failure when launching a new product or service, or moving from legacy technology. Through this framework, we hope that more public sector organisations will benefit from our expertise, as we partner with them to ensure that the services they deliver are of the highest quality.”

Edge opened a second Digital Test Hub (DTH) in Birmingam this year, to provide low cost, cloud-based on demand testing within the UK, following the success of its DTH concept having been launched in Scotland four years ago, in Bellshill.

The DTH was the first of its kind in the UK and can be accessed easily by organisations looking for a remote testing service for their in-house applications and back office systems, within the same time zone and an immediate understanding of business culture and communication norms.

Edge anticipates over 30% growth in FY17 and the £20m revenue is forecast by 2020, and boasts some of the UK’s premier testing thought leaders and experts among over 250 employees.