The Scottish Government will be seeking suppliers to provide it with a framework for the delivery managed IT services.
The pre-tender says the proposed network will be used by a number of Scottish public sector organisations, including:
“Scottish Procurement wishes to appoint a number of suppliers to operate under a new framework that will be available for use within the Scottish public sector,” says the notice.
“The proposed framework will replace an existing Scottish Procurement framework for the delivery of IT Managed Services (ITMS),” it adds.
The document says potential bidders must be able to deliver the following: data hosting, desktop support, server support, server maintenance and disaster recovery.
Scotland is also seeking hardware hosting, helpdesk services, technical partnering services as a managed service, application and website development and support, testing services, digital systems, service integration and Service Integration and Management (SIAM).
The notice explains that the awards procedure is expected to begin from 1st October this year.