New QAT Services for Public Sector

In a recent interview with our Cyber Security and GDPR services lead, Peter Speck, we learnt about the launch of new Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) marketplace, for public sector customers and the impact this will have for resellers as this market expands for services.   However, Quality Assurance Testing (QAT), one of the latest DPS frameworks to be launched, has arrived somewhat undetected; despite offering a real opportunity for resellers to extend project budgets and overall margin.

QAT services deliver independent quality assurance and ensure that the introduction of new digital systems or services, are suitable for public launch. Essentially, the public sector client is buying confidence in the fact that their solution is resilient and meets a pre-approved set of standards.

 Q&AT2 (for IT systems) was launched in December 2019 and is planned to run for four years. The DPS provides an online portal that streamlines the procurement process for buyers and suppliers. With both central government and a wider audience of public sector purchasing teams involved, QAT will have a broad appeal for the foreseeable future.  For insight into the process these buyers will take, check out these guidelines on the CCS website (under the ‘how to buy’ section).


Marathon are proud to have become a named supplier by the Crown Commercial Service, on Quality Assurance and Testing for IT Systems 2, RM6148 (Q&AT2) and are now able to offer services on this framework via Bramble Hub.

We are able to offer the following services via this framework:

  • Quality Assurance Testing (QAT) Specialists
  • Load & Performance Testing
  • Quality Assurance (QA) & Testing
  • Infrastructure Testing
  • Operational Acceptance Testing
  • Strategic Quality Assurance (QA) Consultancy
  • Security Quality Assurance (QA) and Testing
  • Capability Development

So, regardless of whether you are targeting new public sector clients, or looking to increase the scope of an existing project,  one of the fastest ways to get up to speed on QAT and Q&AT2 is through Marathon - and we’re ready and waiting to help you get there.  Talk to one of our pre-sales specialists or book a meeting through your account manager and let’s make it happen

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