Our Data and Application Solutions (DAS) framework is now open for business and ready to help public sector organisations to buy a broad range of software solutions. The framework has been designed to allow you to buy, implement, test and deliver software as well as the necessary hardware and professional services, under one procurement.
80 suppliers have been awarded a place on the framework, 46% of which are SMEs. DAS is segmented into 5 groups to make it easier to find what you are looking for. The 14 lots cover the following areas:
- Enterprise applications,
- Local government
- Health and social care
- Police and emergency services
As well as offering cloud and on-premise software or a combination of both, DAS also allows customers the choice of further competition or direct award depending on the nature of the requirement:
- For example, a customer could run a further competition for HR and Finance modules as well as a compatible ERP application. In addition to software licenses the customer can also include the installation and implementation to integrate into their environment as well as ongoing support and maintenance of the software.
- Using direct award the customer could buy a support renewal for a software product that can only be placed directly with the publisher (i.e. where no alternative support routes exist or are commercially viable). This can be accessed through the catalogue hosted on our Government eMarketplace platform.
Quote from Ben Paynter, Category Director:
“Data and Application Solutions builds on the legacy of the Local Authority Software Applications and Corporate Software Solutions agreements, whilst also allowing the Crown Commercial Service to serve new customers in Health, Blue Light and Education.
The agreement has been designed following extensive engagement with both customers and suppliers. This is the first framework by CCS that gives customers the choice to buy cloud and on-premise software or a combination of both under one agreement. It also allows customers to buy software alongside necessary hardware and professional services, in one procurement.
By listening to the needs of customers and combining a mix of suppliers that will drive competition, DAS offers a value for money route to market for software led solutions.”