Data and Application Solutions framework is open!
CCS Launch a new £2.8bn Software Framework - Data and Application Solutions.
After what has been nearly 18 months of Market Engagement CCS finally launched the tender for the replacement of RM1059 Local Authority Software Applications & RM1042 Corporate Software Solutions.
The Data and Application Solutions framework is aimed squarely at Enterprise style software, market specific applications & Information Management segment of the UK Public sector spend. CCS estimate the value of the framework over the potential 4 year lifecycle to be £2.8bn although in earlier market engagement they did estimate the market to be worth £1.4bn per annum.
Data and Application Solutions framework timeline:
|PIN Published||12th April 2017|
|Stakeholder Engagement||April & May 2017|
|PQQ release||3rd July 2018|
|OJEU Published||3rd July 2018|
|Award for the selection stage||21st September 2018|
|Applications for the Award Stage close||12th November 2018|
|Framework awarded||23rd January 2019|
|Framework start date||22nd February 2019|
In what is being viewed as a significant departure from agreed practice & current Policies CCS have decided to:
- Cap the supplier numbers to c20 per Lot
- Use the old school 2 stage Restricted process
- Allow a mix of On-Premise, Cloud & Hybrid solutions
- Up to 7 year call off length
- Allow a mix of Software, Hardware & Consultancy
Whilst we don’t not particularly agree with these approaches Advice Cloud are known for our pragmatism and are encouraging our clients that fit the profile to bid. Our view is that its better to be part of this than be locked out for 2-4 years. Please do get in touch if you’d like to find out more!