Four suppliers on £80m TfL contract

Transport for London has appointed four resellers to an £80m framework for the provision of ICT hardware, software and services.

All suppliers included in the framework agreement will be able to supply goods and services by means of individual call off contracts.

The framework will last for two years, with options to extend for a further two years, with the estimate of total sales through the framework relating to the whole term.

The award notice said: “This framework is for the supply of ICT hardware, software and associated services, including, but not limited to, hardware products, software products and licences, printers, display screen equipment (DSE) specialist equipment, ICT consumables and associated services including but not limited to product specific implementation, installation, training, and consultancy services related to the products.”

TfL released the tender for the framework in December, and received nine bids by the closing date at the end of January.

The resellers which have been appointed to the contract are Probrand, Insight Direct (UK), Computacenter, and CSC Computer Sciences.

When it issued the tender, TfL said that after the establishment of the framework that it would run a further contract among the appointed suppliers.

This would establish a call off contract for the provision of a catalogue services for its most commonly used commoditised hardware and software products and associated services.

TfL said: “The catalogue will not be the exclusive access route for these products and the Contacting Authority may choose, at its sole discretion, to carry out further competitive exercises and may retender the catalogue services during the lifetime of this framework agreement.”

Colin Marrs

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