United Kingdom-Glasgow: IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support
Prior information notice
This notice is for prior information only
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: http://www.scotland.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA10482
Section II: Object
Scottish Procurement is considering the establishment of a collaborative arrangement for Cloud services
Scottish Procurement is considering the establishment of a collaborative arrangement for cloud services. Strategic analysis for any new arrangement would look to develop and build upon the current collaborative Hosting Services framework agreement which is due toexpire in May 2019.
The scope of any new collaborative arrangement is still being considered however the broad scope could include:
a) Public Cloud Services;
b) Private Cloud Services;
c) Co-Location Services;
d) Community Cloud Services;
e) Hybrid Cloud Services;
f) Enablement Services.
Where Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) are likely to be considered key requirements of any future Cloud Services arrangement it is likely that Software as a Service (SaaS) would be out of scope, being delivered by alternative arrangements.
Consideration is being given to the structure of any future framework in terms of scope (as listed above) and potential lots.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
This PIN is issued for information only and does not constitute a call for competition.
Any collaborative cloud services arrangement would be on behalf of the whole of the Scottish public sector including the third sector and would be in support of the Scottish Government’s refreshed digital strategy “Realising Scotland’s full potential in a digital world: A Digital Strategy for Scotland” and the Scottish Government’s Scotland's Digital Future: Data Hosting and Data Centre Strategy for the Scottish Public Sector
Views/comments are encouraged from suppliers interested in participating, particularly in regard to the potential Scope and framework structure. Any comments suppliers may have on the content of this PIN should be forwarded to Stuart Brown(firstname.lastname@example.org) by Monday 10.9.2018.
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