Office space technology specialist Abintra has been approved as a G-Cloud framework supplier on the Government’s Digital Markeplace.
It means that Abintra is pre-approved to bid for public sector contracts for its cloud-based systems to plan, monitor and manage office space use and environments. The listing also raises the company’s profile with public sector procurement teams.
Abintra Director Tony Booty said: “We are delighted to have been listed on the framework, and we hope it will lead to more public sector contracts for our cloud-based systems.”
He said it was another step forward for the company in adding government contracts to the growing number of blue-chip customers and partners using its services.
Abintra has already supplied its systems to a number of local authorities. It has also recently signed two new private sector partnership agreements.
The listing on the Digital Framework reads: “Abintra are workplace specialists with unique market leading solutions that enable clients to measure and passively manage their workplaces. Providing tools for way-finding / desk allocation along with cloud-based analytics for continued improvement, and enabling environmental measures and controls to reduce costs and further optimise the user experience.”
G-Cloud-approved software suppliers provide applications that are accessed over the internet and hosted in the cloud. Suppliers must provide cloud software services in at least one of several categories, including as Abintra does, human resources and employee management, operations management and project planning and management.
Demand for Abintra’s solutions has risen since the pandemic as private and public sector organisations seek to manage their office space during the on-off back-to-work period as well as planning permanent flexible working arrangements longer-term.
Abintra’s desk sensor and software, launched in 2009, have enabled organisations worldwide to review their office real estate usage and make informed decisions about transitioning to flexible working.
In response to the pandemic, Abintra has launched back-to-work solutions, including sensors for monitoring desk use and to support track-and-trace. It also provides a desk booking system, solutions for washroom safety and body temperature monitoring at the point of entry.
Based in London with an office in Boston, US, Abintra recently launched an environmental sensor to enhance its range of occupancy sensors, enabling office managers to precisely monitor environmental parameters such as heat, light and air quality.