Microsoft Price Increases
Microsoft has announced a 9% increase to its cloud services, effective from 1st April 2023 enrolments. This increase is based on exchange rate movement against the US dollar, and shall now be assessed twice a year. Crown Commercial Services have already negotiated some terms within the DTA21 MoU, that protects Public Sector customers from the … ContinuedRead more about Microsoft Price Increases
CCS Webinar information: G-Cloud 13 What can I buy and how can I buy it?
On behalf of Sally Conquest, National ICT Category Lead, please see the information below: Crown Commercial are running sessions in the coming 6 months with regards to G-Cloud 13. Please do visit the link below to register your interest in attending one of these sessions! About this event: G-Cloud is for use by UK Public … ContinuedRead more about CCS Webinar information: G-Cloud 13 What can I buy and how can I buy it?
CMA Final Report re Capita SSS
On behalf of the National Category Lead for ICT, please see below the latest update regarding the CMA investigation into the acquisition by NEC of Capita SSS. The Competitions Market Authority have this afternoon released their final report into the investigation into the acquisition by NEC of Capita SSS. Please see the below link for … ContinuedRead more about CMA Final Report re Capita SSS
Crown Commercial Services Technology MOU’s
On behalf of the National Category Lead for ICT, Sally Conquest, please the information below: Crown Commercial Services Technology MOU’s Good afternoon all – some of you may or may not be aware of the breadth of MOU’s in place for technology on behalf of the Public Sector. Please see below link for an overview … ContinuedRead more about Crown Commercial Services Technology MOU’s
NEC Software / Capita SSS Merger inquiry provisional findings news
The Competition and Markets Authority have been investigating the acquisition by NEC of Capita SSS. Please see the below link for the latest updates on the provisional findings of the inquiry, which has found competition concerns, particularly in the Integrated Communication and Control Services (ICCS) and Duties Management Systems Software (Duties) markets in the UK. … ContinuedRead more about NEC Software / Capita SSS Merger inquiry provisional findings news
National E-Procurement System Update
Dear all, Following recent communications regarding the Bluelight e-sourcing portal, potential grant funding, and your subsequent expression of interest, we are pleased to confirm the below: Home Office grant funding has been approved and shall cover the first year subscription fee for each FRS that on-boards. Funding will cover the e-tendering system alongside a contracts … ContinuedRead more about National E-Procurement System Update
Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) update on Capita SSS and NEC Software Solutions.
In March 2022 an inquiry was launched to investigate whether NEC’s acquisition of Capita SSS has resulted in the creation of a merger situation, which could substantially lessen competition within the market in which it operates.Phase 1 of the investigation looked at 4 elements of market supply, which included Computer Aided Despatch (CAD), Integrated Communication … ContinuedRead more about Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) update on Capita SSS and NEC Software Solutions.
Upcoming opportunities for aggregated competition for Hardware, mobile voice & data services and Microsoft licencing
Commodity Hardware Aggregation You have the opportunity to purchase any hardware items within scope of the Technology Products and Associated Services agreement, including laptops, mobiles, tablets and servers for example. This will be a 12 month call off contract, with goods being delivered between July 2022 and July 2023. Please find below link to further details … ContinuedRead more about Upcoming opportunities for aggregated competition for Hardware, mobile voice & data services and Microsoft licencing
Call for Interest – Proposal for Joint Fire/Police e-procurement portal
At the recent NFCC Council Meeting in February 2022, Tina Butler Programme Lead for the National Procurement Hub shared that improved data is a key deliverable for the NPH and is a common area of focus for the Home Office. With this in mind the National Procurement Hub are constantly looking for ways to improve the data we hold centrally & when specifically looking at procurement activity across our Sector, we believe we can do more to centralise our procurement and contracts data.Read more about Call for Interest – Proposal for Joint Fire/Police e-procurement portal
Datanet 2a Firefighter Alerters
NFCC ICT Category Chief Sponsor NFCC have been made aware that there are current issues with the supply of Datanet 2a Firefighter alerters. There is a growing concern that Datanet are ceasing trading and subsequently the production of alerters, due to the passing away of a Director/major shareholder. To clarify, the alerters shall continue to be produced, … ContinuedRead more about Datanet 2a Firefighter Alerters