Total has been awarded a place on the Crown Commercial Service’s (CCS) new Technology Services 2 procurement framework. This enables Total to supply managed IT services to UK public sector organisations, and follows Total’s earlier inclusion in CCS’s G-Cloud 9 and Technology Products 2 procurement frameworks.
“Transforming IT service delivery and transitioning to more effective operational management is a priority for many public sector organisations. These services are a core competency for Total, so we’re very pleased to be a Technology Services 2 supplier and delighted to have been so highly scored in the process,” explains Kieran O’Connor, Sales Director at Total.
Technology Services 2 aims to simplify the procurement of IT managed services for UK public sector organisations in central and local government, health, education, not-for-profit and devolved administrations. It is the second iteration of this procurement framework and commenced on 6 September 2017. It will operate for at least two years, with a possible extension until 5 September 2021.
Technology Services 2 is managed by the Crown Commercial Service (CCS), which enables the public sector to achieve maximum commercial value when procuring common goods and services. The framework is expected to save the public sector £180m over the next four years and it is comprised of four lots. These focus on the provision of services for Technology Strategy & Services Design (Lot 1), Transition and Transformation (Lot 2), Operational Services (Lot 3, which has four parts) and Programmes and Large Projects (Lot 4, which has two parts). Total is a supplier under Lots 1, 2, 3 and 4.
“We increasingly see IT projects that, regardless of the starting point, end up involving elements of operational management, product supply and cloud delivery and Total is one of a handful of suppliers equipped to meet buyers’ needs across all three areas,” explains Kieran O’Connor.
“We’ve always believed in providing our customers with value for money, and inclusion in three CCS frameworks underlines our credentials to help UK public sector organisations optimise IT value,” concludes Kieran O’Connor.