The Crown Commercial Service (CCS) has revealed it is seeking suppliers for a new ICT framework that will provide aggregated volume orders from the public sector.
According to the notice, the estimated £4m-6m contract is needed to provide public bodies with a necessary commercial solution for the provision of complex or high value requirements.
The tender adds that it will enable government to complete aggregated volume purchases across the industry.
Prospective bidders can choose from one or more of the lots the contract is divided into:
The tender notes that there is no service requirement expected in the final lot, with the exception of occasional delivery fulfilment.
The notice says that the deal is expected to last for two years, with the option to extend for two more.
It also states that central government, its arm’s length bodies and agencies, non-departmental public bodies, the NHS and local authorities will have access to the new framework.