The EGCard is a unique efficiency tool designed for the UK Government and UK public sector organisations. It is a loyalty card tailored for the public sector that provides proven savings in time, money and paperwork. The EGCard is a virtual card embedded as an account number, and can be tailored to suit the requirements of each individual organisation. The EGCard provides a mechanism through which more can be done for less, responding to the needs of the public sector community.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is the EGCard?
The EGCard is a branded loyalty Card provided to the UK public sector through a partnership agreement between GovNet Events (www.govnet.co.uk/events), Inside Government
(www.insidegovernment.co.uk) and Understanding ModernGov (www.moderngov.com).
The EGCard enables all UK public sector organisations, including Central Government, Local Government, NHS, Education, Emergency Services, Charities, NDPB's and others to benefit from a substantial saving that can ensure that their staff are appropriately developed in a cost-effective manner. The core service provides a competitive environment whereby all card holders benefit from discounted attendance at each of the business units events.
The EGCard is supported by a dedicated helpdesk, a communication team, personal account management and a wide range of other supporting activities. Becoming an EGCard user organisation opens the door to unrivalled efficiency savings through the dedicated resources of GovNet Events, Inside Government and Understanding ModernGov.
2. Does the EGCard cost anything?
Yes. There is an annual fee, which varies depending on the nature of your organisation. The one-off annual fee will subsequently be offset by the savings that the EGCard will generate throughout the usage period of the card. A great strength of the EGCard is that your workforce can receive optimum development at a competitive rate. The card provides a comprehensive range of services and benefits delivered by divisions with years of experience of working with the public sector.
3. What do I have to do to get an EGCard?
In order to register your interest in the EGCard, please email email@example.com, and you will receive further information. We will work with you to develop an appropriate package that meets your requirements and that assists with staff training and development.
4. What help is available?
You can get advice, guidance and assistance from a relevant representative from GovNet Events, Inside Government or Understanding ModernGov. When you procure an EGCard you will become a member of the EGC community where you will receive regular updates of EGCard developments, different initiatives that are happening in the community, plus reduced rate attendance to GovNet Events, Inside Government and Understanding ModernGov events.
5. What controls can you have with EGCard?
There are a number of control features that you can utilise with the EGCard. These controls can be set around the specific requirements of individual cardholder purchases. The EGCard allows you to restrict the number of events individual cardholder's can purchase.
The EGCard allows you to pre-set the amount of money the cardholder can spend on each single transaction, and the total amount they can spend in any monthly billing cycle. For example, if you only want the card-holder to spend a maximum of ??500 (including VAT) on any one transaction, then any attempt by the card-holder to purchase an item over ??500 would be blocked by the system.
The EGCard also allows you to control the total monthly spend of each individual card-holder - the EGCard should therefore be issued to the individual/s that you wish to empower to purchase delegate places at events.
6. Where can you use the EGCard?
You can use your EGCard for any of the 220+ briefings, conferences and training events delivered by the participating divisions annually.
7. What are the business benefits of using the EGCard?
There are a range of benefits of using the EGCard, with the primary one being the ability to maximise your budget whilst still ensuring that your workforce is up-skilled and informed on a regular basis. The EGCard is designed to ensure that organisations across the public sector are able to develop, inform and educate their workforce in an efficient and cost-effective manner. There are a limited number of cards available and they are only open to the public sector, which can see thousands of pounds in potential savings per annum.
Use of the efficiency card demonstrates an organisation???s clear commitment to improving efficiency and effectiveness by meeting development needs through performance driven, cost-effective training and development.
8. How widely is the UK public sector using the EGCard?
The EGCard is a new initiative and unique to the market. It is in line with the efficiency aims of the Government and wider public sector, and will be limited in its availability. Those eligible to procure the EGCard will include Central Government, Local Government, NHS, Education, Emergency Services, Charities, Non Departmental Public Bodies and all other UK Public Sector organisations only.
9. Can the EGCard only be used for low value purchases?
No, the EGCard is not restricted to low value transactions provided the appropriate controls are in place. For example, if group training is required across an organisation and delivered in-house, the EGCard can still be utilised and a savings gained.
10. What restrictions are there in using my EGCard?
Some exclusions and time restrictions may apply. (See terms and conditions for further details)
Please visit the following links to see the current schedules of GovNet Events, Inside Government
and Understanding ModernGov: