Crown Commercial Service awards contract for digital and legacy application services

The Crown Commercial Service (CCS) has awarded a contract for digital and legacy application services worth an estimated £2,400 million to 23 suppliers.

The suppliers include Accenture (UK) Limited; Atos IT Services UK Limited; BAE Systems Applied Intelligence Ltd; BJSS; Capgemini UK plc; CGI IT UK Limited; Conforge UK Limited; Cognizant Worldwide Limited; Equal Experts UK Ltd; Ernst & Young LLP; IBM United Kingdom Limited; Jumar Solutions Ltd; Kainos Software Ltd; Made Tech Ltd; Mercator IT Solutions Ltd; Netcompany UK Limited; NTT DATA UK Ltd; Opencast Software Europe Limited; QA Ltd; Scrumconnect; Softwire Tech; Tecknuovo Ltd; and TSI Corporate Services Limited.

These suppliers cover four lots from the original procurement notice, covering phase one of the framework and will deliver digital, integration and programme development services; digital, application and integration run services; and capability pipeline services.

CCS is working with HMRC to procure the framework agreement, with the framework designed to “provide a strategic gateway to support the delivery of future application services” and to move HMRC towards a model less dependent upon legacy technology. Central government departments will be be able to utilise the framework along with all UK public sector bodies, from police to education to local authorities.

Having begun in July this year, the contract is set to run until July 2027. The awarded contract can be found here.

Earlier this month, we covered a prior information notice from CCS regarding a £12 billion tender for future provision of technology services to be used by the central government and UK public sector bodies.

In other procurement news, in August we shared how two NHS trusts in Sussex have opened a joint tender to procure a dental patient management software service.

August also saw a subsidiary of Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust opening an opportunity to procure a patient engagement portal; in similar news, Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust shared an opportunity notice for their own patient engagement portal in July.