Published date: 28 April 2017

Awarded contract - This means that the contract has been awarded to a supplier.

Closing: 6 January 2017

Contract summary


  • Computer-related professional services - 72590000

Location of contract

Any region

Value of contract


Procurement reference

RM3810/2 AWARD

Published date

28 April 2017

Closing date

6 January 2017

Contract start date

25 March 2017

Contract end date

24 March 2019

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure

Any interested supplier may submit a tender in response to an opportunity notice.

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



Crown Commercial Service as the Contracting Authority has put in place a Pan Government Collaborative Framework Agreement for use by UK public sector bodies identified at VI.3 of the Contract Notice (and any future successors to these organisations), which included Central Government Departments and their Arm's Length Bodies and Agencies, Non Departmental Public Bodies, NHS bodies and Local Authorities.

This procurement will provide access to a range of services such as:

- QA & Test Delivery Ownership: responsibility for, and coordination of, all aspects of QA and Test across the business, programme and or project. Includes making QA and test rules, planning; choice of tools; and team leader.

- QA & Test Analysis: analysis, design and execution: covering a variety of test activities, test types and methods. For example, compatibility testing, accessibility testing, functional testing (including exploratory techniques).

- Test Engineering: developing and delivering test automation outlines and services. Typically working as part of a DevOps capability within an Agile development environment. Increasingly, QA & Test specialists are part of and co-located with the development and scrum teams.

- Non-Functional Testing: design and execution of tests to cover non-functional needs, including load & performance and operational acceptance.

- Integration testing: covering the strategy, planning and execution for complex, large scale technical integration testing.

- Assurance: to understand and mitigate risk during third party-led test activities, typically when working in waterfall delivery cycles or legacy contractual environments.

- Consultancy: to provide technical reviews at project, programme or departmental/business unit level to form best QA & Test practices.

Crown Commercial Service reserved the right for an electronic auction to be held by Public Sector bodies during further competition among the parties to the Framework Agreement(s).

More information

Previous notice about this procurement

Quality Assurance (QA) and Testing for IT Systems

  • Opportunity
  • Published 19 April 2017, last edited 19 April 2017


Additional text

Candidates were assessed in accordance with Section 5 of the 2015 Public Contract Regulations (implementing the Directive) on the basis of information provided in response to an Invitation to Tender ('ITT').

This procurement was managed electronically via the Crown Commercial Service's e-Sourcing Suite. To participate in this procurement, participants had first to be registered on the e-Sourcing Suite.
SIDGOV was used to facilitate tendering.
Important Notes:

a) All contract values are estimates. Suppliers are not guaranteed business via this Framework Agreement.
b) The Authority has an option to extend this Framework Agreement up to a maximum of a further year beyond the contract end date stated in this Notice.

Award information

Awarded date

24 March 2017

Contract start date

25 March 2017

Contract end date

24 March 2019

Total value of contract


This contract was awarded to 1 supplier.

See spreadsheet attached


See spreadsheet attached



Supplier is SME?


Supplier is VCSE?


Additional details

Additional information can be found on the spreadsheet provided as an attachment to this Award Notice

About the buyer


9th Floor, The Capital
Old Hall Street
L3 9PP


0345 010 3503