Published date: 2 September 2022

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Approach to market date: 25 January 2023

Contract summary


  • IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support - 72000000

Location of contract

United Kingdom

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

2 September 2022

Approach to market date

25 January 2023

Contract start date

26 July 2023

Contract end date

25 July 2025

Procedure type

Open procedure (above threshold)

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Crown Commercial Service, as the Authority, intends to put in place an agreement for the provision of artificial intelligence and automation for use by Central Government and UK public sector bodies.

It is intended that this commercial agreement will be the recommended vehicle for all artificial intelligence and automation required by UK Central Government Departments.

The lotting structure of this framework will be determined as a result of the market engagement. The indicative lot structure is:

• Lot 1: AI Consultancy Research and Support
• Lot 2: Augmented Decision Making
• Lot 3: Automation
• Lot 4: Natural Language Processing
• Lot 5: Imaging and Computer Vision

Further information is included in the Additional Information section VI.3.

More information

Spend profile

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Financial year Budget
2023/2024 £50,000,000
2024/2025 £50,000,000
2025/2026 £50,000,000
2026/2027 £50,000,000

About the buyer

Contact name

The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service (CCS)


9th Floor, Capital Building, Old Hall Street


+44 3450103503