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Prior information notice
This notice is for prior information only
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
Technology Services 3
Crown Commercial Service, as the authority, intends to put in place an agreement for the provision of technology services for use by Central Government and UK public sector bodies.
The scope of the agreement will cover the following:
— technology strategy and service design,
— services transition and transformation,
— operational services covering end user support, operational management, technical management and application and data management,
— major service transformation programmes,
— service integration and management.
Further details can be found at https://www.crowncommercial.gov.uk/agreements/RM6100
Technology Services 3 is the next iteration of the successful Technology Services 2 framework and will continue to cover tradition information and communication technology services, from strategy through to transition and operational deployment.
Technology Services 3 will also include new services which have been requested through supplier and customer engagement, where these are clear and separate from other CCS agreements.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
A future opportunity on contract finder can be found here: [insert contracts finder link]
Crown Commercial Service (CCS) will use an eSourcing system for this competition and reserves the right to use an electronic auction. The eSourcing system we will use is [https://crowncommercialservice.bravosolution.co.uk].
Please note that, to register, you must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so.
The date in II.3) is the estimated date of publication, please refer to the CCS pipeline page http://ccs-agreements.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/procurement-pipeline for updates and monitor tenders electronic daily for the publication of the OJEU contract notice.
Please be advised that in preparation to participate in this competition for this framework that:
The Cyber Essentials scheme is mandatory for central government contracts which involve handling personal information and providing certain ICT products and services. The Government is taking steps to further reduce the levels of cyber security risk in its supply chain through the Cyber Essentials scheme. The scheme defines a set of controls which, when properly implemented, will provide organisations with basic protection from the most prevalent forms of threat coming from the internet.
To participate in the procurement for the Technology Services 3 framework, bidders will be required to demonstrate that they comply with the technical requirements prescribed by Cyber Essentials for the services under and in connection with the procurement.
The bidder may be awarded a framework contract but shall not enter into any call-off contracts with buyers until they are able to demonstrate to CCS that they meet the technical requirements prescribed by the Cyber Essentials Scheme for services under and in connection with this procurement.
The service that arise from this framework will involve the supplier holding material that has been assigned a protective marking under the Government Security Classifications Scheme (April 2014) of Official. It will be a condition of this contract that this material must be protected. Baseline protection controls are defined in ISO 27001:2013 and further defined by the security policy framework https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/government-security.