Two new software frameworks on the block
Two new public sector software frameworks, Back Office Software and Software Design & Implementation Services, are here - but what are they for?
We’ve been expecting these frameworks for a little while now. With the original OJEU release date for both being pencilled in for October 2020, Crown Commercial Services (CCS) have finally opened up two new exciting opportunities!
So, without further ado, here’s what they are…
Back Office Software
This agreement is for the procurement of software subscriptions and license support. It’ll be used by both central government and the wider public sector, such as health, education and local authorities.
With a estimated value of £1.2bn over its 4 year lifetime, the scope includes only one Lot which features:
- Enterprise resource planning
- Human capital management
- Financial accounting
- Customer relationship management
- Workflow technologies
- Content services
- Service portal
- Integration software
As well as support and maintenance for these software and services.
Software Design and Implementation Services
Alongside Back Office Software, comes the Software Design and Implementation Services framework!
This one, worth almost £1.5bn, will last 30 months from March 2021 until Sept 2023. With one single Lot, it will feature a range of strategy, architecture, design, software selection, assessment, implementation, data migration, training, on-boarding and business process automation – and a lot more – centred around the software mentioned in Back Office Software.
What are the timelines for these software frameworks?
Well, they both opened for applications at the beginning of November 2020, and are due to close on 10th December 2020. They are both different frameworks, so require two separate applications! So make sure if you’re wanting to apply for both, to spend equal time on each one. If you’re applying for just one, then you’ve got more time to spend getting that framework spot on!
So there, you have it. Two great opportunities are now open for applications, and help increase the public sectors capability of doing business with the private sector. We’ve seen some great frameworks open up in the latter half of this year, including Technology Services 3, so this just adds to CCS’ growing arsenal of great routes to market.