YPO Intelligent Automation Software Solution FAQs
YPO Intelligent Automation Software Solution is a new opportunity for Automation Technology. Here's what we know.
The YPO Intelligent Automation Software Solution is a new innovative solution for the public sector market. It’s definitely one we’ve got our eye on – and suppliers should have too. As its run by YPO, it’ll be separate to frameworks and Dynamic Purchasing Systems owned by Crown Commercial Service. Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation (YPO) also offer extra streamlined (and compliant) ways to do business, just like CCS. And, this opportunity adds to their already growing pipeline and catalogue of agreements.
Here is a breakdown of what we have found out…
What is an Intelligent Automation Software Solution?
Basically, it’s any solution that helps cover automation. Also including digital solutions, robotics (such as robotic workers, chat bots) or even Machine Learning. It is quite a broad category, in all fairness!
In the context of this opportunity though, it covers all of the above, as long as it can support YPO’s outcomes itself, the public sector and its organisations in delivering beneficial public services. Their stance on the included scope/tech is that it should come in the form of a SaaS-based solution.
There’s no specific Lot structure as yet for any associated framework to the PIN, but we’ll get more info when more info arrives (it seems that they’re still in supplier engagement right now!)…
When is the framework due?
YPO have outlined a date of 3rd May 2021 for the publication of a Contract Notice related to the original PIN. This means that supplier applications should begin from this date for a relevant framework. However, as they’re also procuring the technology internally to help their own needs, this date may be related to this. Rather than a strict date of an ITT release for the framework.
We’ll keep monitoring the progress and post any details as soon as we get them. So do keep checking in.
How do I get listed on a framework like Intelligent Automation Software Solution?
By using your time wisely. Agreements like a YPO Intelligent Automation Software Solution framework are competitive. They traditionally have limited capacity, so all interested suppliers are screened and checked to make sure they can win a place. Think of it as bidding for your place to get listed.
This means that suppliers need to make sure they’ve got good case studies and examples of their work. As well as up to date accreditation and certificates (we’ll know exactly which ones when an ITT is released!).
So, suppliers will want to make sure they can meet all of the demands for any framework before they get started. They can do that by reading the Prior Information Notice (or PIN) for the YPO Intelligent Automation Software Solution here – which also discusses YPO’s internal procurement too.