Published date: 23 November 2021

Last edited date: 2 December 2021

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: 31 December 2021, 1pm

Contract summary


  • Internet and intranet software package - 48220000

  • Communication software package - 48510000

  • Systems and technical consultancy services - 72220000

    • Custom software development services - 72230000

    • Software-related services - 72260000

Location of contract

NP10 8XG

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

23 November 2021

Closing date

31 December 2021

Closing time


Contract start date

7 February 2022

Contract end date

6 February 2024

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.

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



Update - Postponed until 13th December - Please register by 10th December 12:00 midday

The ONS are looking to secure the services of a Third Party that can provide Application Support and Installation of its Business Glossary Solution. The chosen Glossary solution uses the SKOS (Simple Knowledge Organisation System) framework and the opensource software VocBench and Skosmos.


The ONS have developed a Business Glossary solution to support existing business operations. The chosen Glossary solution uses the SKOS (Simple Knowledge Organisation System) framework and the opensource software VocBench and Skosmos. VocBench is used to convert, manage, and edit content and Skosmos is used for presenting content to glossary users.

ONS are seeking a 3rd party vendor to install and support the ONS Business Glossary applications in a cloud environment and provide support services to the internal business service.

The ONS Glossary team will be responsible for preparing and quality checking the content (including converting content into triples - RDF format) within the data prep environment. The 3rd party vendor will be responsible for exporting and importing prepared content into subsequent environments, testing and production and managing software updates.

The glossary will contain approximately 2500 glossary entries. These glossary entries will be organised into collections and is expected to grow by 10-20% annually. A typical collection will have 100 to 200 terms with collection file sizes ranging from 100 to 250KBs.

Market Engagement information

ONS is conducting market engagement event on 12th December 2021 @10am via Microsoft teams.

The market engagement event is an opportunity for ONS to engage with the market around the requirements of support for the ONS Business Glossary application.

ONS will share the initial requirements and provide the opportunity for feedback from the suppliers.

To be included in the event please email - by 12:00 midday on 10th December 2021, ONS will provide the joining instruction by COP of 10th December.

Suppliers are limited to 2 delegates per supplier.

More information


Additional text

Is a Recurrent Procurement Type? : No

About the buyer

Contact name

John Marchrones


Cardiff Road
NP10 8XG
United Kingdom


01633 456167