Dublin software firm wins €900k Govt contract

15 Feb 2007

A Dublin-based software quality and testing company has won a contract estimated to be worth in the region of €900,000 from the Department of Communications, Marine and Natural Resources.

The three-year contract that has been awarded to Insight Test Services follows a comprehensive public procurement process evaluation and builds on the delivery of a similar system to the department by Insight over the past three years.

“We had significant interest in tendering for this work and Insight presented a very comprehensive and competitive proposal,” explained Liam Kidd, principal officer at the department.

“Their approach and knowledge of our business requirements and in particular the quality, expertise and track record of their people over the previous three year were decisive factors in our decision to renew our agreement for the next three years,” Kidd explained.

The decision to award the contract to Insight comes at a time when the indigenous software sector has been critical of the Irish Government’s tendency to overlook Irish companies when awarding IT contracts.

The example of such deals could pave the way for future deals between State bodies and indigenous firms.

“This is a vote of confidence in our people and business processes,” commented Declan Kavanagh, managing director of Insight.

“The department is a very important customer for Insight and underpins our focus on the public sector,” Kavanagh added.

By John Kennedy