The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) has announced its new partnership with CCTPA, a non-profit organisation.
The partnership will see the launch of a new not-for-profit membership association that will assist public sector organisations in using innovative technologies.
Named the CIPFA/CPRAS Technology Procurement Association (CCTPA), the new body will be a “bridge” between the public sector and technology services.
Andy Burns, chair of the CCTPA, said: “The public sector has adapted to operating digitally at pace remarkably well, particularly over the last year. The pandemic has shone a light on the opportunities technology presents to improve services and increase value for money for local taxpayers.
“However, with technology progressing so rapidly, it can be challenging for public institutions to keep up with the latest advances. Now more than ever, the sector needs support as they are asked to do more with ever-decreasing resources. Through the CCTPA, we look forward to bridging the knowledge gap and bringing best-in-class solutions right across the public sector.”
Richard Hallewell, the CCTPA’s CEO, said: “When the UK entered lockdown for the first time last year, the technology community went into overdrive. It wasn’t just start-ups either – traditional businesses had staff working to develop game-changing solutions.
“We will be working closely with all areas of the public sector, running events and workshops to ensure that the most appropriate and transformative services are made available to meet the different needs of every public sector institution.”
He added: “We’re proud to be working with CIPFA to bring these solutions to the very institutions that need them the most.”