CCS seeks feedback on possible replacement of software frameworks

Written by PublicTechnology on 6 April 2017 in News

Technology framework also under evaluation

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The Crown Commercial Service is asking customers and suppliers to take part in a workshop to discuss a new software solutions agreement that is due to replace existing frameworks.

In its Spring update, CCS said that it was looking for feedback on the structure and scope of the Enterprise Software Solutions agreement (RM3821).

According to the event information, this agreement will replace the Corporate Software Solutions framework (RM1042), for procuring specialist software products, that expires in October this year.

It may also replace the Local Authority Software Applications framework (RM1059), which is due to expire in August this year, dependent on market engagement.

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TechUK, which is to host the 27 April workshop, said tne aim was to bring together customers and suppliers to get feedback on requirements and priorities, which would be used to develop the blueprint for the new agreement.

It will cover the scope and lot structure of the new framework, the evaluation criteria and assessment methods, and the length and structure of the framework call-off agreements.

According to the event information CCS wants to “explore the possibility of including government vertical specific public sector solutions” that focus on the police, health, education, local government, transport and defence.

Elsewhere in CCS’ update, the organisation also asks for feedback on its technology framework - the existing version expires on 27 May - with four sessions to discuss this over the course of the month.

It also highlights two recently-launched frameworks: Cyber Security Services 2 framework, where 71% of the 121 listed suppliers are smaller businesses, and the Quality Assurance and testing for IT systems framework, which aims to give buyers specialist testing before their services go live.

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