Crown Commercial Service
Crown Commercial Service announces a 3 year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Microsoft UK
We are pleased to announce that we have negotiated the next iteration of a 3 year MoU with Microsoft UK, to enable public sector organisations to continue to achieve better value for money.
Our new Digital Transformation Arrangement 21 (DTA21) will allow all eligible public sector customers to benefit from a baseline of Microsoft pricing and discounts. The agreement represents significant savings for customers, particularly for those who want to maximise the efficiencies of their Microsoft estate. The current ‘DTA’ MoU expires on 30 April 2021, and our new agreement will be available for customer enrolments from 1 May 2021 onwards.
Philip Orumwense, Commercial Director and Chief Technology Procurement Officer at Crown Commercial Service yesterday said:
This agreement recognises the significance of cloud computing to the UK public sector as it continues its digital transformation and aims to build back better. It is another example of CCS’s commitment to achieving outstanding commercial value for our customers across the public sector.
By treating the UK government and wider public sector as a single client, the DTA21 allows access to preferential commercial terms. It was designed to support principles from Digital, Data and Technology and the One Government Cloud Strategy, as well as more recent issues such as supporting COVID-19 recovery and the sustainability and social value agenda.
The MoU is not a route to market, however it shows our commitment to support the public sector, as the pricing and discounts are available through any route to market. We recommend using lot 3 of our Technology Products and Associated Services (RM6068) framework but customers can access the same pricing through competitor frameworks.
Let us bring power to your procurement
If you would like to discover how your organisation could benefit from our new DTA21 arrangement, you can register for our monthly complimentary customer webinars:
We will also be running a number of aggregated competitions to assist customers in procuring their Microsoft requirements. Visit the aggregation page on our website to find out more.
To benefit from extra Microsoft related support such as strategic advice on how to achieve the best value from your software estate, as well as best practice procurement activities, or to find out more, please complete our online form quoting ‘Microsoft DTA21 MoU’ and we will be in touch.
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