Quality Assurance and Testing for IT Systems

Independent quality assurance testing (QAT), including testing environments, specialists, automation and services, such as consultancy.

Updates

23/01/2019 - Update - This framework has been extended for another 12 months until 24/03/2020.

Description

This agreement enables public sector organisations to buy QAT for IT systems and software. QAT is required for new digital systems and services to ensure they are fit for public launch. It comprises 8 lots covering common QAT scenarios and services, such as specialists and consultancy. The agreement was developed with the Home Office who use it for their internal, shared, managed QAT service. Home Office also support a number of other central government departments for these services.

Benefits

  • Flexible contract with no commitment to you at call-off. This allows you to raise iterative statements of work (SoWs) with the supplier, working in an agile way, sprint by sprint
  • Suppliers technical and qualitative ability has been evaluated by the Home Office
  • Agreed suppliers' maximum rates
  • Suppliers can though reduce their rates further through further competition against your specific requirements
  • Proportion of suppliers are SMEs.

Products and suppliers

There are 38 suppliers on this framework

Lot 1 : QA & Testing Specialists

Expires:

31 suppliers

Lot 2 : Automation, Agile & Dev-Ops

Expires:

27 suppliers

Lot 3 : Load & Performance Testing

Expires:

26 suppliers

Lot 4 : Functional Testing

Expires:

32 suppliers

Lot 5 : Infrastructure Testing and Environments

Expires:

21 suppliers

Lot 6 : Operational Acceptance Testing (OAT) and Disaster Recovery (DR)

Expires:

21 suppliers

Lot 7 : QA & Testing Management

Expires:

30 suppliers

Lot 8 : Strategic QA Consultancy

Expires:

31 suppliers

How to buy

Run a further competition to select a supplier. There is no option for direct award. A QAT buyers guide and tender document templates are available attached. You can use CCS's eSourcing tool to run a further competition, or your own system.