Cloud Compute

A Contract Award Notice

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Contract (Services)
5 year (est.)
21 May 2021
To 28 May 2026 (est.)



United Kingdom:

Geochart for 1 buyers and 9 suppliers


Crown Commercial Service as the contracting authority has put in place a Pan Government Collaborative Framework Agreement for use by UK public sector bodies identified at VI.3) (and any future successors to these organisations), which include Central Government Departments and their Arm’s Length Bodies and Agencies, Non Departmental Public Bodies, NHS bodies and Local Authorities. This will be a route to market for eligible user organisations to procure their scalable cloud hosting requirements as more specifically described in section II.2.4.

Total Quantity or Scope

The main purpose of this Framework Agreement was to put in place a route for UK public sector organisations (Buyers) to buy their Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) requirements directly from the owners of public cloud platforms (Suppliers). The scope is necessarily restricted to ‘pure’ compute requirements which do not require additional services such as design, detailed configuration, tailoring or any ongoing management or professional services to assist with data migration in/out. The Services can most simply and usefully be thought of as a commodity ‘utility’ service where Buyers connect to and and use the Supplier’s platform and processing resources for their own requirements, subject to acceptable use policies and compliance with Law. Examples could include the development of new software applications or to manipulate large sets of data such as weather prediction or modelling medical scenarios, and particularly the ability for the services to be rapidly scalable at short notice. This Framework Agreement will offer self-serve functionality to Buyers with the protection of appropriate and robust contract conditions which have been specially developed for this purpose. Bidders were required to meet the following key requirements to have participated in the procurement of this Framework Agreement: 1. Full and exclusive control of the infrastructure which underpins the platform used to provide the Services 2. They must use the Public Cloud Deployment Model here: to provide the Services 3. They must be capable of providing the Services primarily from within the UK (where specifically required by Buyers) 4. They must be able to offer a platform availability of 99.9% across an all day every day baseline 5. They must provide one example of a contract where you have delivered services using the Public Cloud Deployment Model to a customer organisation (public or private sector) in Europe during the last three years Please refer to Framework Schedule 2 (Services) for the full scope of the Services. Additional information: With reference to II.2.7 please note the duration of the Framework Agreement will be a maximum of 48 months, with the first term being 24 months, with a possible extension of 2 (two) 12-month periods.

Award Detail

1 Aws Emea Sarl (London)
  • Reference: 011421-2021-1
  • Value: £750,000,000
2 Fordway Solutions (Godalming)
  • Reference: 011421-2021-2
  • Value: £750,000,000
3 Frontier Technology (London)
  • Reference: 011421-2021-3
  • Value: £750,000,000
4 Google Commerce (None)
  • Reference: 011421-2021-4
  • Value: £750,000,000
5 IBM (Portsmouth)
  • Reference: 011421-2021-5
  • Value: £750,000,000
6 Microsoft (Reading)
  • Reference: 011421-2021-6
  • Value: £72,500,000
7 Oracle Corporation (Reading)
  • Reference: 011421-2021-7
  • Value: £750,000,000
8 Ukcloud (Corsham)
  • Reference: 011421-2021-8
  • Value: £750,000,000
9 Ukfastnet (Manchester)
  • Reference: 011421-2021-9
  • Value: £750,000,000

Award Criteria

Quality 90
Price 10
price 100

CPV Codes

  • 72500000 - Computer-related services
  • 30211100 - Super computer
  • 30211300 - Computer platforms
  • 48000000 - Software package and information systems
  • 48211000 - Platform interconnectivity software package
  • 48620000 - Operating systems
  • 72212211 - Platform interconnectivity software development services
  • 72212620 - Mainframe operating system software development services
  • 72300000 - Data services
  • 72310000 - Data-processing services
  • 72311300 - Computer time-sharing services
  • 72317000 - Data storage services
  • 72322000 - Data management services
  • 72416000 - Application service providers
  • 72421000 - Internet or intranet client application development services
  • 72422000 - Internet or intranet server application development services
  • 72611000 - Technical computer support services

Other Information

** PREVIEW NOTICE, please check Find a Tender for full details. ** The value provided in Section II.1.7 is only an estimate. We cannot guarantee to suppliers any business through this Commercial Agreement. As part of this contract award notice the following can be accessed at: 1) Redacted Commercial Agreement; 2) List of Successful Suppliers; 3) Customer list On 2.4.2014 Government introduced its Government Security Classifications (GSC) scheme which replaced Government Protective Marking Scheme (GPMS). A key aspect is the reduction in the number of security classifications used. All bidders were required to make themselves aware of the changes as it may impact this requirement. This link provides information on the GSC at: classifications Cyber Essentials is a mandatory requirement for Central Government contracts which involve handling personal information or provide certain ICT products/services. Government is taking steps to reduce the levels of cyber security risk in its supply chain through the Cyber Essentials scheme. The scheme defines a set of controls which, when implemented, will provide organisations with basic protection from the most prevalent forms of threat coming from the internet. To participate in this procurement, bidders were required to demonstrate they comply with the technical requirements prescribed by Cyber Essentials, for services under and in connection with this procurement.