Following a successful event held in April, the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) is holding an open supplier discovery workshop in partnership with techUK to seek input from suppliers on the scope and structure for a software based solutions agreement and its fit with wider Public Sector framework agreements. The feedback from this session will be used to develop the blueprint(s) for the new agreement.
The workshop will cover a number of elements including:
• Framework scope and lot structure
• Evaluation criteria and methods to assess capability and value for money
• Length and structure of the framework call off agreements
• Terms and Conditions
• Management Information and reporting.
The purpose of this workshop is to enable CCS to engage with customers and suppliers on the structure and scope of the Enterprise Software Solutions agreement (RM3821); this will replace the existing Corporate Software Solutions framework (RM1042) which expires in October 2017 and (subject to market engagement), and may replace Local Authority Software Applications (RM1059) which expires in August 2017.
Potential providers could include vendors, systems integrators, support providers and other suppliers that operate in this ecosystem.
CCS would also like to explore the possibility of including government vertical specific public sector providers with a focus on sectors including Police, Health, Education, Local government, Transport and Defence. CCS encourage suppliers who specialise in these areas to attend the workshop.