TePAS 2 FAQs
The next iteration of the Technology Products & Associated Services framework is expected early next year. We get asked similar questions for each framework - so here's the run-down!
TePAS was a new framework born in 2020. After success, CCS are returning with a second iteration and a few changes to improve the experience for both buyers and suppliers.
What’s it for?
TePAS is for technology product needs (hardware and software) and all associated services. This agreement will offer the same range of products and services as the current TePAS agreement, with changes made following market engagement feedback. We recently attended the first of the market engagement sessions, and the following Lot structure has been proposed:
- Lot 1 – Hardware and Software, and associated services
- Lot 2 – Hardware and associated services
- Lot 3 – Software and associated services
- Lot 4 – Information Assured Products and associated services
- Lot 5 – Sector Specific (TBC)
- Lot 6 – Sector Specific (TBC)
- Lot 7 – Sustainability & Circular IT
- Lot 8 – Catalogue
Why should I be on TePAS?
The following are the benefits of this framework for both buyers and suppliers:
- it provides a complete range of technology products and services for a variety of purchase models
- it simplifies the customer experience, especially for your ‘technology as a service”’ needs
- it enables sustainability by providing end-to-end services for the lifecycle of technology products for example: buy, upgrade, maintain and recycle.
When does TePAS 2 open?
TePAS 2 is projected to open for supplier applications in February 2023, with an aim to go live in September 2023.
What should suppliers do now?
First of all, get involved in the crafting of this agreement. CCS are actively calling on interested suppliers to attend their events (here) that will help shape it.
On top of that, you can express interest by emailing the contact given in the PIN. This way you can be on the radar for any updates, including key engagement events.
Lastly, make sure you’re putting this into your strategy. Prepare for it to arrive for applications and doubly make sure you can utilise getting listed. Agreements like this usually have competitive applications and are capped, so ensure you’ve got the time mapped out to apply.