Digital, data and ICT news round-up October 2019
31 Oct 2019 12:13 PM
National Procurement Service framework updates.
We’re very grateful to the Welsh public sector community who have been working with us to shape the provision of IT products and services (ITPS). As many are aware, the current ITPS framework is due to expire on 3 January 2020 and cannot be extended.
We have always been keen to work together with our partners to ensure we deliver the right solution for the Welsh public sector moving forward. We have now co-designed an approach that will go live on 1 June 2020.
We appreciate that means there is a gap between the new and existing framework. We describe below a number of options open to customers to cover the period between the existing and the replacement framework:
- extend existing contracts to cover the period
- undertake a new call-off under ITPS (concluded by 3 January 2020), or
- use a different procurement route, such as alternate frameworks.
If you want to get involved in future delivery, or simply want more help and advice in relation to present arrangements, please contact us by e-mail: NPSICTCategoryTeam@gov.wales