Data and Application Solutions

A range of software-led office systems covering services for the public sector including software licenses, associated hardware, app-related consultancy services, software support and maintenance.

Description

Public sector organisations can buy, implement, test and deliver a broad range of software solutions, as well as essential hardware and professional services, in one procurement. It offers customers the choice to buy cloud and on-premise software or a combination of both under one agreement.

Data and Application Solutions (DAS) is available to all central government departments, their arm’s length bodies, devolved administrations, the wider public sector and third sector organisations. Maximum call off length is 5 years with an optional extension of up to 2 years at the customers’ discretion

DAS is split into five groups to make it easier to search, with 14 lots covering the following areas:

  • Enterprise applications
  • Local government
  • Health and social care
  • Police and emergency services
  • Education

DAS allows customers the choice of further competition or direct award route to market depending on the nature of the requirement.

Benefits

  • Delivers fully supported solutions for cloud, on premise or hybrid systems
  • Provides coverage across sector-specific requirements
  • All lots are available to all public sector customers
  • Offers direct award functionality across all lots through our government eMarketplace
  • Support and maintenance options to help extend a product’s lifecycle
  • Uses the CCS public sector contract

Products and suppliers

There are 78 suppliers on this framework

Lot 1a : Resource Planning & Management Solutions including Financial & Commercial

Expires:

26 suppliers

Lot 1b : Workflow & Case Management Solutions

Expires:

20 suppliers

Lot 1c : Data Collection, Storage and Management

Expires:

18 suppliers

Lot 1d : Data Intelligence & Analytics

Expires:

20 suppliers

Lot 2a : Business Applications

Expires:

7 suppliers

Lot 2b : Environmental & Planning

Expires:

15 suppliers

Lot 2c : Citizen Services

Expires:

9 suppliers

Lot 3a : Enterprise Applications for Health

Expires:

11 suppliers

Lot 3b : Health Information Management

Expires:

15 suppliers

Lot 3c : Community Health & Social Care

Expires:

15 suppliers

Lot 4a : Bluelight Operations

Expires:

10 suppliers

Lot 4b : Bluelight Data & Information Management

Expires:

9 suppliers

Lot 5a : Learning Applications & Platforms

Expires:

7 suppliers

Lot 5b : Academic Scheduling & Management Solutions

Expires:

10 suppliers

How to buy

You can buy from this agreement either by further competition or direct award. You don’t need to register to use the agreement unless you want to use any of our tools, for example, the government eMarketplace or eSourcing tool.

To use the agreement you will need to:

  • Read the guidance documents
  • Determine your requirement (this can be for software or a number of support services associated with the software market, or any combination of the above)

Direct award

Call offs can only be completed where:

1) The requirement must be intrinsically linked to a system already within the customers organisation

2) The products they are looking to award must be present on the Government eMarketplace

3) Framework Schedule 6 Order Form must be signed by both supplier and customer noting that the only schedules highlighted in yellow that can be used are Call Off Schedule 19 and Call Off Schedule 21

Further competition

You should award on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender and must provide suppliers with the methodology behind the evaluation, including the evaluation criteria and weightings that are applied to each. Electronic reverse auctions can be undertaken as part of a further competition under all lots.

Please make sure you provide suppliers with sufficient information so that we can meet your requirements effectively.

If you need any assistance in completing your procurement, please contact our helpdesk on 0345410 2222 or email info@crowncommercial.gov.uk.