Published date: 5 October 2022

Last edited date: 14 October 2022

Closed opportunity - This means that the contract is currently closed. The buying department may be considering suppliers that have already applied, or no suitable offers were made.

Closing: 4 November 2022, 3pm

Contract summary


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

Location of contract

United Kingdom

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

5 October 2022

Closing date

4 November 2022

Closing time


Contract start date

25 July 2023

Contract end date

24 July 2027

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Restricted procedure (above threshold)

A two-stage procedure, where the first stage is used to select suppliers, who are then invited to bid in the second stage.

This procedure can be used for procurements above the relevant contract value threshold.

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Crown Commercial Service (CCS), working with HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), intends to procure a new Framework Agreement for IT Digital and Legacy Application Services (DALAS).

The DALAS framework intends to provide a strategic gateway to support the delivery of future application services and move HMRC toward an application services support model that is less dependent upon legacy technologies.

The framework will provide a commercial vehicle to replace existing contractual arrangements that are due to expire between September 2023 and January 2025, and will provide the basis for letting a large proportion of HMRC future application services requirements.

The framework will also be available to be utilised by Central Government Departments and all other UK Public Sector Bodies, including Local Authorities, Health, Police, Fire and Rescue, Education and Devolved Administrations.

The procurement is being delivered using one restricted procedure split into two phases. Phase 1 includes Lots 2a, 2b, 3 and 5. Phase 2 includes Lots 1, 4a and 4b. Both Phase 1 and Phase 2 will each have a selection stage and an ITT stage.

More information

Previous notice about this procurement

Digital and Legacy Application Services (DALAS)

  • Future opportunity
  • Published 12 August 2022, last edited 12 August 2022



Additional text

Cyber Essentials is a mandatory requirement for Central Government contracts which involve handling personal information or provide certain ICT products/services. Government is taking steps to 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 implemented, will provide organisations with basic protection from the most prevalent forms of threat coming from the internet. To participate in this procurement, bidders must be able to demonstrate they comply with the technical requirements prescribed by Cyber Essentials, for services under and in connection with this

Refer to for more information.

On 2.4.2014 Government introduced its Government Security Classifications (GSC) scheme which replaced Government Protective Marking Scheme (GPMS). A key aspect is the reduction in the number of security classifications used. All bidders should make themselves aware of the changes as it may impact this requirement. This link provides information on the GSC at:

About the buyer

Contact name

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


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


+44 3450103503