Crown Commercial Service (CCS) has named Total as a supplier on its new Technology Services 3 procurement framework. This enables Total to provide IT design, management and support services to UK public sector organisations, and follows Total’s earlier inclusion in CCS’s Technology Services 2 procurement framework.
Technology Services 3 (RM6100) commences on 14 July 2021 and will operate until 13 July 2025. It will replace Technology Services 2 (RM3804), which ends on 5 September 2021.
The Technology Services 3 framework enables Total to supply technology and service design consultancy services plus a range of IT managed services, encompassing end user support, device management, IT operations and service management, security, and application and data management.
“We already provide these services to a variety of UK organisations, so it’s great that the UK public sector can combine our expertise and experience with the Technology Services 3 assurance of optimum value,” comments Kieran O’Connor, Sales Director at Total.
Technology Services 3 is managed by the Crown Commercial Service (CCS), which helps the public sector to achieve maximum commercial value when procuring common goods and services. In 2019-20, CCS helped the public sector to achieve commercial benefits worth over £1bn - supporting world-class public services that offer best value for taxpayers.
Total is a Technology Services 2 supplier and has been a CCS supplier since 2016.
“CCS is very good at working with both buyers and suppliers to continually improve its frameworks and ‘direct award’ is a great example of that,” explains Kieran O’Connor. “Complex projects often require small amounts of fact-finding consultancy before they can be clearly defined for tender, and it can be irksome for authorities to put this out to tender. Direct award enables them to choose a Technology Services 3 vetted supplier to do that work. Also, where a buying organisation with an established relationship with a Technology Services 3 supplier, identifies add-on requirements it can use direct award to procure efficiently”.
“COVID has changed the way many organisations want and need to deliver IT, and both private and public sector organisations are wanting to make more use of specialist suppliers to augment their internal IT capabilities – Technology Services 3 can really help public sector organisations efficiently source the right technology services,” concludes Kieran O’Connor.