Corelogic wins Westminster City Coucil
Westminster City Council has announced that Corelogic has won its competitive tender for both Children's Services and Adult Social Care.
This is the culmination of an 18-month evaluation and procurement process and follows hot on the heels of Corelogic other contract awards in 2011. Westminster’s tender process was incredibly detailed, covering areas such as core functionality and usability, social care domain knowledge and expertise, resources and ability to execute, financial ‘muscle’ as well as technology roadmap and vision. Corelogic’s approach to Family based recording was a key factor too. Over 30 suppliers were involved at the start of Westminster’s process, making this contract win the most recent validation and confirmation of Corelogic’s lead position in our chosen market.
Westminster’s contract award means that Corelogic has won by far the greatest majority of Adults and Children’s social tenders in the UK in 2011 – the strongest indication possible that our highly flexible solution, technology, rapid implementation methodology and overall ‘vision’ is resonating powerfully with the market.
Corelogic is providing a fully hosted solution for Westminster, offering SaaS (Software as a Service), and will be at the core of the new ‘Tri-Borough’ arrangement whereby the London Boroughs of Westminster, Hammersmith & Fulham and Kensington and Chelsea will combine resources to offer an integrated Adult Social Care and Community Health service involving Central London Community Health (CLCH). Children's Services will remain devolved at a Child Protection level but will have a shared service model for Fostering and Adoption and other services. This will also involve integration with GP systems.
Westminster’s decision to select Corelogic is also part of a Framework Agreement that is available to any Public Sector body in the Greater London area, making this an even more significant contract win. Corelogic is one of only two suppliers to have been awarded a place on this Framework, again following an exhaustive and detailed competitive OJEU tender process involving over 30 suppliers at the outset. This OJEU-approved Framework Agreement enables any such public body to procure our solution, safe in the knowledge that we have been extremely thoroughly evaluated by Westminster (and others) in terms of pricing, financials, functionality, vision, future-proofing, technical excellence and several other key areas – and have passed with flying colours!
Kevin Moorhouse, Corelogic’s Executive Director, comments: “We are delighted to welcome Westminster to our customer group, especially after such a rigorous procurement process in which we were very thoroughly tested against all other suppliers and came out unequivocally on top! Corelogic’s pivotal and strategic contract win at Westminster is an awesome achievement and one to which the social care world is already paying very close attention. The Tri-Borough arrangement will be seen by the Coalition Government as a ‘blueprint’ for better integration and of course the inevitable delivery of economies of scale.
As well as being brilliant news for Corelogic, more importantly this is hugely significant for any other Local Authority that is currently in the market for an Adults’ (or Children’s) System. Anyone choosing Corelogic – now or in the future – will be in excellent company!”