Vertical Application Solutions

Summary

Public sector customers can access software focused solutions to meet the specific needs of their industry, business application or services. Such as: software licences, associated hardware, app-related consultancy services, software support and maintenance.

Description

This agreement will replace Data and Application Solutions and is available to all central government departments including:

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

We have also included a particular consideration for customers in the blue light (emergency services), education, local authority and social care sectors.

You will be able to use this agreement to:

  • implement, test and provide a range of software solutions
  • access solution-essential hardware and professional services
  • buy cloud hosted and on premise software or a combination of both under one agreement

You will be able to buy through further competition or by using our digital catalogue depending on the complexity of your needs.

Benefits

  • provides fully supported solutions for cloud, on premise or hybrid (a combination of cloud and premise) systems
  • provides a route to market to buy a wide range of software solutions that are designed to meet specific sector needs, for example local authority revenues and benefits
  • all lots are available to all public sector customers
  • use our digital catalogue to buy products in a click and buy way
  • support and maintenance options available to help extend a product’s lifecycle
  • flexible call-off lengths to suit your specific needs

Products types

Lot 1 Business Applications

  • revenues and benefits solution
  • payment processing and cash receipt
  • civil enforcement

Lot 2 Education, Community Health and Social Care Solutions

  • learning applications and platforms
  • academic scheduling and management solutions
  • community health and social care solutions
  • enterprise health solutions 

Lot 3 Housing, Environmental and Planning Solutions

  • environmental
  • planning
  • building control
  • local land changes
  • regulatory services
  • licensing
  • property or housing management
  • geographic information system (GIS)
  • waste management solutions
  • built environment

Lot 4 Citizen Services

  • library solutions
  • democratic and citizen engagement systems
  • museums systems
  • sports and recreation systems 
  • registrar systems
  • burials and crematoria solutions

Lot 5 Blue light Solutions

  • investigation, intelligence, forensics (including digital forensics), case and custody applications
  • surveillance and reconnaissance
  • command and control, integrated command and control systems (ICCS)
  • emergency response and crisis management
  • fraud detection
  • digital asset management
  • recording and audio-visual
  • data analytics (including management information and business intelligence)

Customer engagement

We held our first round of customer engagement sessions in August 2021. Further market engagement sessions will take place between December 2021 and February 2022.

We will publish future events on this page so check back for the latest information.

If you would like to find out more or register your interest, email the team. You will need to include ‘RM6259’ in the subject line of your email.

Supplier engagement

We held our first round of supplier engagement sessions in August 2021.

The project team will be hosting supplier update events on the following dates:

If you would like to find out more or register your interest, email the team. You will need to include ‘RM6259’ in the subject line of your email.

We recommend bidders familiarise themselves with the following:

Important links

Prior Information Notice (PIN) Read PIN in Find a Tender Service
Contract notice Read contract notice
Tender documents Not available yet

Timeline

Activity Estimated dates
Pre-market engagement Autumn 2021
Drafting of procurement documents November 2021 to January 2022
Publication of contract notice June 2022
Framework award February 2023