Public Procurement

Cloud Services framework launched

August 2, 2019 by No Comments | Category Cloud Services, contracts, Fair Work, framework agreements, Living Wage, Procurement news, Scottish Procurement, SMEs

We are delighted to launch our new national agreement for the provision of cloud services. It has a forecast value of £30 million, is a multi-supplier agreement and is open to all Scottish public sector organisations including the third sector.

The framework supports and enables a number of digital initiatives, specifically:

What’s in scope?

• Public cloud (including access to hyper-scale public cloud)
• Private cloud
• Co-location
• Hybrid cloud
• Community cloud
• Cloud transition services

Benefits

• Easy to use – call-off directly or via mini competition
• Improves access to public sector contracts – 50% of suppliers are SMEs
• Majority of suppliers host their cloud services in Scotland
• Environmentally friendly. All suppliers have ISO 27001:2013 and deliver cloud services with a PUE rating below 1.6
• Built in cyber security. All suppliers have third party cyber security accreditation
• Value for money – estimated savings between 15-20%. Catalogue pricing is capped over the duration of the framework
• All suppliers support our Fair Work initiatives including paying above the Real Living Wage

Further information

The Cloud Services framework is available to use immediately. For further information, including a link to the OJEU notice, please see our contracts register or contact Stuart Brown (Tel: 0141 242 5626).


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