31 October 2006
31st October 2006
('Asite' or the 'Company')
Asite wins collaboration framework agreement with the Welsh Health Estates
Asite has signed a framework agreement for the use of its web-based
collaboration product with the WHE for the 'Design for life: Building for Wales'
Initiative. The WHE has selected Asite's unified suite of tools after conducting
a competitive process.
The new All Wales Construction Procurement Initiative for major capital projects
is funded by the National Assembly for Wales. The 'Design for Life: Building for
Wales' Initiative is based on the development of long term strategic
partnerships, integrated supply chains and collaborative working. This
initiative will include all future Welsh NHS construction projects over £5
million for the next four years and has an overall budget of £800 million.
Three main contractors have been selected: HBG UK Ltd, Interserve Health Wales
and Laing O'Rourke. The three contractors will use Asite's collaboration tool
for all the forthcoming projects of the 'Design for Life: Building for Wales'
This agreement strengthens Asite's position in a competitive market, building on
its strong experience in the construction sector and its existing framework
agreement with the Office of Government Commerce. This experience makes the
Company an ideal partner for collaboration tools in the public sector. In
addition to the broad features in Asite's product suite, Asite designed a
framework agreement tailored to the needs of the WHE, which enabled it to win in
the competitive process.
Tony Ryan, Chief Executive of Asite commented, 'This contract between the WHE
and Asite demonstrates that collaboration tools are not only about a set of
features, but also about the services provided with the tool and how the
provider integrates with its client. This integration is at the core of Asite's
service offering and we expect to win similar mandates in the future.'
For more information please call:
Dermot Hamblin 020 7749 7880
Deloitte Corporate Finance
Richard Collins 020 7936 3000
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