CITI chosen as preferred supplier to UK government PPM

CITI is now the preferred supplier of Project and Programme Management (PPM) training and qualifications to HM Government through Civil Service Learning (CSL). The Civil Service Reform Plan clearly identifies PPM as a priority area for government, and CITI has specialised in developing organisational capability in this field for more than 20 years.

Simon Green commercial director said “CITI has always championed the need for professional project and programme management: it is our mission. The inclusion of internationally recognised qualifications in PPM by CSL is another solid step forward in the professionalisation of PPM in the UK as a specialist career. We are delighted that the procurement approach recognised the value and contribution that the deep expertise, long experience, and commitment to PPM development that CITI has will make in driving forward the agenda of predictably good project performance.

In the Cabinet Office press release covering the launch of CSL itself in 2012, The Rt Hon Francis Maude, Minister for Cabinet Office went on record and said; ‘This new contract exposes the myth that there is an inherent contradiction between centralising procurement and supporting small businesses. Not only will this lead to more opportunities for smaller players, it will lead to more innovative training approaches for civil servants and greater savings for taxpayers’.

And we agree: the appointment of CITI, a specialist SME shows that the Government is delivering on its promise to provide more opportunities for SMEs to work with the public sector and in turn provide Government better access to the many specialist SME companies who play a major part in driving innovation in the UK. We recognise the huge responsibility that comes with delivering such a nationally-important contract, and we look forward to partnering with CSL and Capita to deliver significant improvements in project performance“.