Embracing change to keep your organisation moving

Right across the public sector, organisations are starting to embrace change and future-proof the way they work by implementing artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. 

By using computers to improve processes, AI can help you manage and use data better, make public services more accessible, and improve diagnosis in healthcare. 

We can offer you access to these cutting edge technologies, along with support from our industry experts, giving you the power to transform your digital services. Created in collaboration with the Office for Artificial Intelligence, our Artificial Intelligence Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) makes it easier to buy this new technology and take advantage of what it has to offer.

Watch our video to discover how our Artificial Intelligence DPS can help you enhance and improve the services you deliver.

Choose CCS for your AI needs

Our Artificial Intelligence DPS offers a range of benefits for the public sector.

  • Easier buying process

    Buying through a DPS is a quicker and more cost effective route to market, offering you access to a range of pre-qualified suppliers. Suppliers can join the DPS at any time, so we can provide you with the most up to date AI technologies, giving you peace of mind that you are in capable hands.

  • Experts to guide you along your journey

    Our team of experts are on hand to offer you support and guidance along your journey to AI discovery. We understand that there is still a lot of uncertainty around AI, but we’re here to talk you through the process and help you buy through our DPS.

  • Smarter public services

    By using our DPS, we aim to help you operate more efficiently and effectively, so that AI technologies can help make your public services work smarter.

  • Ethical standards

    Our DPS has been built to help tackle a number of challenges around the ethical deployment of AI.

    All suppliers on our DPS will need to identify ethical considerations in relation to data limitations, fairness and bias. They will need to demonstrate how skills, qualifications and diversity of teams developing and deploying AI have been considered and ensure the outputs of the AI technology are transparent and explainable to a non-expert audience. They will also need to be able to describe how data will be protected and describe the level of human decision-making at critical points.

  • Social value

    We can help provide solutions to some of the world’s most challenging social problems such as tackling inequality and helping businesses and communities with COVID-19 recovery.  

    Examples of this include helping organisations to invest in maths, digital and technical education to address a shortage of STEM skills, supporting people to re-skill in digital and helping raise productivity of diverse sectors in an emerging industry. We can also work with universities to develop industry-funded programmes to work to increase diversity in the AI workforce.

Listen to our podcast: 'The power of artificial intelligence for the public secto‪r‬'

Tune in to hear our very own Maija Banks, Category Manager for AI, along with guests from the Office for AI, Government Digital Service and NHSX, talk about how artificial intelligence can transform and future-proof the public sector. You can also discover how we can support your requirements with our Artificial Intelligence Dynamic Purchasing System.

Listen now on Apple Podcasts and Spotify

You can also view the transcript.

How to buy

You should use our Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) to find out which suppliers could meet your requirements as there is no option for direct award. Our Artificial Intelligence DPS provides services to the whole of the public sector and their associated bodies and agencies.

Did you now know that procurement cards are the most efficient way for your organisation to pay for goods and services? And, the more you use them, the more time and money you’ll save. So boost your buying power by using procurement cards for all purchases in your organisation.

The UK is a leader in emerging technologies and I am pleased our AI procurement guidelines helped shape the Crown Commercial Service’s new system which will address ethical considerations when organisations buy artificial intelligence services for use in the public sector. The tool aims to boost safe and fair innovation alongside improved public services to people up and down the country.
Caroline Dinenage
Minister of State for Digital and Culture

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