The Data and Application Solutions framework is now live!
Today the first iteration of the new DAS framework goes live. Here's a little reminder of how the framework works and how buyers can procure through it.
Congratulations to those who were successfully listed on the Data and Application Solutions framework. We are very pleased to say that the hard work paid off, and all our clients were listed on the framework.
A huge well done to one of our clients in particular (you know who you are) who is now listed in a Lot with only 11 other chosen suppliers. Great work!
How the framework works
DAS consists of 80 suppliers over 14 Lots, with a focus on cloud-based and on-premise software or services. These Lots are broken down into five areas: Enterprise Applications, Local Government, Health & Social Care, Police & Emergency and Education.
Hopefully by now everyone who was successful with the application has updated their catalogue entry as per CCS’ guidance, this allows direct award where possible.
Otherwise, DAS works on a further competition basis where the buyer will post an opportunity which is sent to all suppliers in that Lot, suppliers then have the opportunity to respond to the bid. As you can tell, the DAS framework attempts to make the process as easy as possible for suppliers.
Unfortunately, the DAS framework is not planned to re-open for applications for another 4 years. However, there are other frameworks opening soon to keep an eye out for:
- G-Cloud 11 – if you have a cloud- based service and you wish to sell to government, you should get listed on the G-Cloud framework! The 11th iteration of the framework is due to open for applications in April 2019.
- Technology Products and Associated Services – a framework designed for those suppliers looking to sell commodity technology to the public sector (previously called Technology Products 2). This is expected to open for applications in March 2019.
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