Department for Work and Pensions awards Security Assurance Services (SAS) Accreditation Contract to Auriga

London, UK – 28 May, 2014 – Auriga Consulting Ltd (Auriga), the expert data, ICT and security consultancy, today announced it has been selected by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to supply the Security Assurance Services (SAS) Accreditation service. The proposed two year contract will see Auriga provide a fully outsourced accreditation service on behalf of the Ministerial Department. Auriga will also supply CLAS and secure business process modeling services to help achieve accreditation in line with CESG and Cabinet Office guidelines.

The DWP encourages a competitive bidding process to ensure access to the most innovative, effective and efficient suppliers available. The Ministerial Department selected Auriga based upon its innovative agile approach to information security, the scalability of its offering, value for money and Auriga’s reputation as a trusted provider to the public sector. The consultancy’s ability to offer a flexible adaptive solution to meet DWP needs, coupled with the added benefit of analysing and securing business processes, were also persuasive.

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is responsible for welfare and pension policy and is a key player in tackling child poverty. The DWP is the biggest public service delivery department in the UK and serves over 20 million customers. The DWP encourages suppliers to compete for commercial contracts and this approach ensures the Ministerial Department has the opportunity to select suppliers that have met the criteria have the best solutions on offer and provide value for money.

"DWP are pleased to award the DWP Security Assurance Accreditation Service to Auriga Consulting and look forward to working collaboratively to successfully deliver this service over the next two years," said a DWP spokesperson.

“As a SME organisation we came up against some stiff competition for the procurement of the Security Assurance Service (SAS) Accreditation contract. But our unique approach - combining agility, business process modeling and information security accreditation to deliver real operational benefits - enabled us to stand out from the crowd. This and a proven track record in delivering large scale accreditation projects with excellent customer service really went in our favour. We’re delighted to be awarded the contract to supply the DWP with the Security Assurance Services (SAS) Accreditation service,” said Louise T. Dunne, Managing Director.


About Auriga

Auriga Consulting Ltd (Auriga) is an expert consultancy specialising in Data Analytics, ICT and Security. We approach information security differently, combining security and assurance with business management and process consultancy to achieve transformative change. Our business-centric approach enables us to devise solutions that go beyond information security to deliver operational improvement, efficiency and measurable return on investment. We serve clients across the public and private sectors and are also an accredited multi-generation G-Cloud supplier. To find out more, please go to or follow us on Twitter @AurigaConsult.