ACS in Northampton has been named as a supplier on the Crown Commercial Service’s Technology Services 3 framework.
The TS3 framework, which covers Information and Communication Technology services, builds on the success of the Technology Services 2 (TS2) framework, adding refinements to the Lots and making it easier and more efficient for public sector customers to procure IT services. Crown Commercial Service supports the public sector to achieve maximum commercial value when procuring common goods and services. In 2019/20, CCS helped the public sector to achieve commercial benefits worth over £1bn – supporting world-class public services that offer best value for taxpayers.
The Brackmills-based office solutions provider will be a supplier within the new agreement, which was launched in July and will run for four years. Call -off contract durations for TS3 can be from two to seven years dependent upon Lot. The new agreement replaces TS2, which is due to expire in September 2021.
TS3 provides a comprehensive range of services including hardware, software and network management and support, data management, enterprise security, technology service discovery and disaggregation, transition and transformation of existing technology services and technology strategy and service design.
“We are delighted to secure a position on Technology Services 3 which we see as a key component to our Public Sector growth strategy. It adds to a growing portfolio of framework positions we hold with CCS including Technology Products and Associated Services, Technology Online Purchasing Content, Digital Outcomes and G-Cloud. Collectively these allow us to bring our entire portfolio of Technology and Security services to the public-sector and we are excited to bring the strength and agility we have within ACS to assist the public sector on its digital transformation journey”. – Stephen Harley, Presales Director at ACS.
Philip Orumwense, Commercial Director and Chief Technology Procurement Officer, Crown Commercial Service said:
“Technology Services 3 has been designed and developed using an extensive discovery and consultative process with many of our customers, suppliers, and partners. This framework truly reflects and represents their expectations and provides the platform for the country to build back better with the right mix of quality and innovative suppliers, including SME providers.
“This is another example of how CCS is putting customers at the heart of everything we do to help support the public sector to continue on its digital transformation journey.”