Published date: 5 November 2021

Last edited date: 10 November 2021

This notice was replaced on 20 October 2022

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Awarded contract (published 20 October 2022, last edited 9 November 2022)

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Contract summary


  • 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

5 November 2021

Closing date

8 December 2021

Closing time


Contract start date

19 May 2022

Contract end date

18 May 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 intends to put in place a Pan Government Collaborative Agreement for the provision of Big Data & Analytics 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. It is intended that this commercial agreement will be the recommended vehicle for all Big Data & Analytics required by UK Central Government Departments.

Big Data and Analytics is an emerging and evolving capability, with its prominence heightened by COVID. It is fast becoming recognised as business critical and a core business function, with many Government Departments now including Chief Data Officers. The National Data Strategy and implementation of its missions reinforce the requirement to access and interrogate Government data more effectively to improve public services.

This framework will offer a central route to market for all Big Data & Analytics requirements. By offering a range of buying options and pricing mechanisms, it will enable competitive and agile procurements across a specialist pool of suppliers. Its scope will support a range of needs, from individual niche work packages to complete data service transformations and new service builds (Lot 1); also, a comprehensive menu of related COTS software offerings (Lot 2). The supplier ecosystem created by the framework is designed to grow internal capabilities and reduce recognised skills gaps,supporting the creation of intelligent BD&A functions across the UK Public Sector.

More information

Previous notice about this procurement

Big Data & Analytics

  • Future opportunity
  • Published 3 September 2021


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