Councils to get access to £6 billion ICT framework

The Crown Commercial Service is looking for suppliers to provide aggregated volume orders from public sector organisations.

It estimates the value of the framework being between £4 billion and £6 billion.

The tender said that public sector bodies “have a need for a commercial solution for the provision of complex or high value requirements, enabling government to compete aggregated volume purchases across the industry.”

The tender is divided into four lots:

  • Technology hardware: Value-added resellers to provide software and hardware plus and services including pre-sales advice and support, project management, repairs and spares supplies;
  • Packaged software: Suppliers would be expected to have access to discounts and rebates from software  vendors which would be passed to customers;
  • Secure Technology Products and Disposals: he main proviso for the product and solutions is to provide Information Assurance enforcing and/or relevant functionality. It covers the provision of data integrity testing solutions, security audits, penetrating testing and IT health checks;
  • User Devices: The targeted suppliers will be original equipment manufacturers (OEM).. This lot seeks the provision of client user devices (any form factor) that will include (but not be limited to) desktop bundles, laptops, tablet/slates, thin-client devices and hybrid devices. There will be no service requirement within this lot except the occasional delivery fulfilment or services that can be delivered during the commodity build process.

The framework would last for two years, with an option to extend for another two years.

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Colin Marrs

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