Published date: 30 June 2023

Last edited date: 23 August 2023

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: 21 August 2023, 2:59pm

Contract summary


  • Super computer - 30211100

  • Computer platforms - 30211300

  • Software package and information systems - 48000000

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

Location of contract

United Kingdom

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

30 June 2023

Closing date

21 August 2023

Closing time


Contract start date

14 November 2023

Contract end date

13 November 2026

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure (above threshold)

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

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

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Crown Commercial Service (CCS) as the Authority is putting in place an agreement for the provision of public cloud computing as a multi-Lot, multi-supplier framework agreement, available for use by those potential Buyers listed in the Contract Notice. These are UK public sector bodies and future successor organisations, which includes (but is not limited to): Central Government Departments and their arm's length bodies and agencies; the wider public sector; and third sector e.g. public sector or third sector organisations in local government, health, education, police, fire and rescue, housing associations and charities.
Buyers will be able to fulfil their public cloud computing needs directly from core cloud service suppliers or choose to fulfil their requirements indirectly through resellers who will also make available additional value-adding ancillary services that support the customer's adoption, usage or optimisation of the core cloud services.
This framework agreement also makes available professional services that will provide Buyers with specific enabling work which is short-term in nature and leaves the Buyer in a more capable state than before.

CCS intends to host a webinar following the launch of the procurement. This will take place on 7th July 2023. If you are interested in attending the webinar session please express your interest by emailing and further details will be provided to you via the eSourcing tool. The webinar is being hosted by the current Cloud Compute (RM6111) team. Your email must clearly state the name of your organisation and contact details for the individual(s) who will attend the webinar. Registration details will be sent to the email address provided when registering interest.

More information



Additional text

As part of this contract notice the following documents can be accessed
1) Contract notice transparency information for the agreement;
2) Contract notice authorised customer list;
3) Rights reserved for CCS framework.
The Government Security Classifications (GSC) Policy came into force on 2 April 2014 and describes how HM Government classifies information assets to ensure they are appropriately protected. It applies to all information that Government collects, stores, processes, generates or shares to deliver services and conduct business.
This link provides information on the GSC at:
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 procurement.
Refer to for more information.Some purchases under this framework Agreement may have requirements that can be met under this Framework Agreement but the purchase of which may be exempt from the Procurement Regulations (as defined in Attachment 1 - About the Framework within the invitation to tender documentation). In such cases, Call-offs from this Framework will be unregulated purchases for the purposes of the Procurement Regulations, and the buyers may, at their discretion, modify the terms of the Framework and any Call-off Contracts to reflect that buyer's specific needs.CCS reserves the right to award a framework to any Bidder whose final score is within 1% of the last position for Lot 2, and within 5% for Lot 3. There is no limit to the number of Bidders who can be successful in Lots 1 and 4.
.Registering for access:This procurement will be managed electronically via the eSourcing suite. This will be the route for sharing all information and communicating with bidders. If you have recently registered on the eSourcing suite for another CCS procurement you can use the same account for this new procurement. If not, you will first need to register your organisation on the portal.Use the following link for information on how register and use the eSourcing tool: assistance please contact the Sourcing Help desk operated by email at or call 0345 410 2222.

About the buyer

Contact name

The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service


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


+44 3150103503