CCS announces £2bn big data and analytics market

Written by Gill Hitchcock on 6 September 2021 in News
News

Procurement framework to meet public sector’s growing need for big data and analytics

Credit: andrey-popov, Adobe Stock

The Crown Commercial Service is creating a procurement framework for big data and analytics services with an expected value of £2bn.

In a procurement notice, the CCS says that it intends put in place a pan-government agreement which will be the recommended vehicle for all big data and analytics across the UK’s public sector organisations.

The framework will be available to central government departments and all the UK’s other public sector bodies, including local authorities, health, police, fire and rescue, education and devolved administrations.

It will run from April 2022 until April 2026, with the budget spread evenly across the years.

The CCS says that big data and analytics is an emerging and evolving capability that has been heightened by the pandemic.

It is fast becoming recognised as business critical and a core business function, with many government departments now employing chief data officers.

In addition, the government’s National Data Strategy requires organisations to access and interrogate government data more effectively to improve public services.

The CCS believes that by offering a range of buying options and pricing mechanisms, it will enable competitive procurements across a pool of specialist suppliers.

The framework will meet a wide variety of needs, from individual niche packages to complete data service transformations and entirely new services.

A key aim of the framework will be to develop the capabilities of in-house staff and reduce skills gaps across the UK public sector.

To participate in this procurement, suppliers will have to demonstrate that they are Cyber Essentials Plus certified.

Share this page

Tags

Categories

CONTRIBUTIONS FROM READERS

Please login to post a comment or register for a free account.

Related Articles

DWP signs £100k deal to ensure accessibility of Universal Credit digital services
23 January 2023

Consultancy brought in on two-year contract to deliver audits and recommend improvements

Companies House recruits for digital and data leadership duo
19 January 2023

Senior positions offer potential six-figure salaries

EXCL: HMRC reviews contact-centre resilience after ‘multiple service incidents’
13 January 2023

Assessment was commenced shortly after five days of outages – but identified ‘no immediate concern’, according to supplier

Government plans to expand departments’ powers to share personal data to support One Login
5 January 2023

Proposals will allow for more information – potentially including highly sensitive special-category data – to be processed in identity-verification