Big Data and Analytics

All public sector organisations can access both bespoke professional services and commercial ‘off the shelf’ software specific to data and analytics. 


This agreement is designed to support the creation of intelligent data and analytics functions across the UK public sector.

All central government departments can use this agreement including:

  • their arm’s length bodies
  • devolved administrations
  • the wider public sector
  • third sector organisations

Access a wide range of specialist suppliers who can provide for a variety of needs, including:

  • niche work packages
  • complete data service transformations
  • new service builds
  • a thorough list of related ‘off the shelf’ software services

Design, build and run professional services covering the following capbilities:

  • advanced analytics and cognitive solutions
  • data risking
  • data management and acquisition
  • platform services
  • reporting and dashboards
  • search and discovery services

Off the shelf refers to software that is available to buy immediately and has not been specifically designed or custom made to meet your individual needs and covers:

  • big data management
  • data mining, risking and science (analysing large databases to generate new information)
  • machine learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • reporting and analytics
  • search and discovery

This agreement will run for 2 years, with an option to extend by two 1 year periods. Maximum call off length is 5 years, including the initial term and any subsequent extensions.


  • offers a range of buying options and pricing mechanisms
  • you can filter against the 6 capabilities on lot 1, enabling further competitions to be flexible and agile
  • use Expression of Interest (EOI) to refine the list of suppliers you invite to further competition on lot 2
  • you can buy support and maintenance through lot 2
  • includes specific provisions to enable supplier knowledge transfer and help to grow your in-house capabilities and reduce recognised skill gaps
  • fully compliant with social value and carbon net zero requirements

Carbon Reduction

All suppliers for this agreement have committed to comply with the Procurement Policy Note 06/21: ‘Taking account of Carbon Reduction Plans in the procurement of major government contracts’ as required. If a supplier is required to publish a carbon reduction plan, you can find it on their individual supplier details page.

Products and suppliers

There are 49 suppliers on this agreement

Lot 1: Design, Build and Run Professional Services


29 suppliers

Lot 2: Commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) Software


26 suppliers

How to buy

This agreement offers a range of buying options. For more detailed buying information including step by step guides, read the buyer guide.

You can buy from this agreement using further competition or direct award. We recommend that you take part in pre-market engagement before going out to the suppliers on this agreement.

Further competition

There are 3 ways you can run a further competition, depending on the lot you are using.

For lot 1 you can use the supplier down-select matrix tool to create a supplier shortlist based on the 6 capabilities. You can then issue your further competition to your selected suppliers. The supplier down-select matrix is available on request by emailing

For lot 2 you can run an Expression of Interest (EOI) to see which suppliers are interested in the opportunity. You do not need to invite any suppliers to your further competition who do not respond or decline their interest.

For lots 1 and 2 you can run a further competition to all suppliers listed.

You can use our eSourcing tool to run your further competition.

If this is your first time using our eSourcing tool, you will need to register an eSourcing account.

If you have already registered, sign in to your eSourcing account.

Read guidance on using our eSourcing tool.

Direct award

Direct award is available for both lots through Government eMarketplace.

If this is your first time using the Government eMarketplace, you will need to register for an account.