Crown Commercial Service Technology Products II

Crown Commercial Service Technology Products II

The Technology Products and Services category forms part of the newly formed Technology Pillar within Crown Commercial Service.

United Kingdom-Norwich: Computer equipment and supplies

2016/S 033-052739

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service
Rosebery Court St Andrews Business Park
Contact point(s): Technology Products and Services II
NR7 0HS Norwich
Telephone: +44 3450103503

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Address of the buyer profile:

Further information can be obtained from: Allan Richardson
Rosebery Court, St Andrews Business Park
NR7 0HS Norwich
Internet address:

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions

I.3)Main activity

General public services
Other: public procurement
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Technology Products II.

II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance

United Kingdom with some limited requirements overseas, including but not limited to UK MoD bases located overseas.

NUTS code UK

II.3)Information on framework agreement

II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:

The Technology Products and Services category forms part of the newly formed Technology Pillar within Crown Commercial Service (CCS).
The priority for Technology Products and Services over the next 12 months is to work extensively with the market and customers to set out our strategic direction for this category.
Recognising market advancements and the challenges being faced by public sector customers Technology Products and Services will be seeking to develop ‘integrated’ commercial solutions for the supplier of commodity technology and technology services to assist customers with digital transformation.
These solutions will form part of the overall Technology category commercial offerings, which will continue to include Framework Agreements for the other specific category areas: Cloud and Digital, and Network Services.
For the avoidance of doubt any competitive activity resulting from this Notice will focus on establishing a procurement route for commodity technology products.
Working in collaboration with the Ministry of Defence and public buying organisations YPO, ESPO, CBC and NEPO, CCS aim to provide customers with a market leading commercial solution for their commodity technology requirements, to drive value, benefits and savings for the public sector and to support customers through digital transformation.
The purpose of the PIN is to:
1. Give advance notice that Crown Commercial Service (CCS) as the Contracting Authority, is to consider undertaking a tendering exercise to set up a new contracting vehicle to service Central Government and Wider Public Sector Organisations for their commodity technology hardware and software requirements.
2. Gauge the market interest in this procurement.
3. Identify suppliers who would like to assist in developing a world class technology goods supply chain for the public sector.
Further details of this procurement and our stakeholder engagement can be found here;
Background information and a previous strategy briefing can be found here:
Estimated cost excluding VAT:
Range: between 3 000 000 000 and 4 000 000 000 GBP


This contract is divided into lots: yes

II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

30200000, 30160000, 31154000, 32250000, 32400000, 32522000, 48000000, 50300000, 51300000, 51600000, 72000000, 79121100, 80533100

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures


II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes

II.8)Additional information:

The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.

Information about lots

Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Lot No: 1 Lot title: Technology Products

1)Short description:

Technology Products.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


3)Quantity or scope:

This Lot is for holding purposes only.
The structure of the arrangement has not been determined and will be developed with stakeholders prior to the publication of any subsequent award notice.
Estimated cost excluding VAT:
Range: between 3 000 000 000 and 4 000 000 000 GBP
5)Additional information about lots:

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

VI.2)Additional information:

If you have not yet registered on the eSourcing Suite, this can be done online at by following the link ‘Supplier eSourcing Registration’.

Please note that, to register, you must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering and who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so.

Full instructions for registration and use of the eSourcing Suite can be found at:

By registering for the eSourcing Suite in this way, you will then be in a position to ‘express an interest’ in any future Crown Commercial Service (CCS) procurement activity when it is announced by the publication of an OJEU Contract Notice initially on and subsequently on

For technical assistance on use of the e-Sourcing Suite please contact the CCS Technical Support Desk email:

From 2.4.2014 the Government is introducing its new Government Security Classifications (GSC) classification scheme to replace the Government Protective Marking Scheme (GPMS). A key aspect of this is the reduction in the number of security classifications used. All potential suppliers should make themselves aware of the changes as it may impact on this Requirement. The link below to the website provides information on the new GSC:

VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework

Relevant governmental Internet sites where information can be obtained

Tax legislation

Environmental protection legislation

Employment protection and working conditions

VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: