Cloud Hosting Services Framework


F05: Contract notice – utilities

Notice reference: 2021/S 000-017264

Published 21 July 2021, 4:23pm

Section one: Contracting entity

one.1) Name and addresses


Lancaster House Lancaster Way,Ermine Business Park




Michelle Lansley




United Kingdom

NUTS code

UKH - East of England

Internet address(es)

Main address


Buyer's address


one.3) Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at


Additional information can be obtained from the above-mentioned address

Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via


one.6) Main activity


Section two: Object

two.1) Scope of the procurement

two.1.1) Title

Cloud Hosting Services Framework

Reference number


two.1.2) Main CPV code

  • 72500000 - Computer-related services

two.1.3) Type of contract


two.1.4) Short description

Anglian Water Services as the contracting authority is putting in place a Framework Agreement for use by Anglian Water Services, which includes the compute services of IaaS and PaaS. This will be a route to market for Anglian Water Services to procure their scalable cloud hosting requirements as more specifically described in section II.2.4.

two.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: £31,000,000

two.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

two.2) Description

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

  • 30211100 - Super computer
  • 30211300 - Computer platforms
  • 48211000 - Platform interconnectivity software package
  • 48620000 - Operating systems
  • 72212211 - Platform interconnectivity software development services
  • 72212620 - Mainframe operating system software development services
  • 72317000 - Data storage services
  • 72322000 - Data management services
  • 72421000 - Internet or intranet client application development services
  • 72500000 - Computer-related services
  • 72611000 - Technical computer support services

two.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS codes
  • UKH1 - East Anglia

two.2.4) Description of the procurement

The main purpose of this framework agreement is to put in place a route for Anglian Water Services to buy their Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) requirements directly from the owners of public cloud platforms (Suppliers) for hosting of its applications suited to the cloud, including rapidly scalable infrastructure to host trials, proof of concepts and services on-demand without the need of procurement of capital hardware and support and maintenance and approved to cyber security standards.

The scope is necessarily restricted to 'pure' compute requirements which do not require additional professional services. The services can most simply and usefully be thought of as a commodity 'utility' service where Anglian Water connect to and use the Supplier's platform and processing resources for their own requirements. Examples include the cloud hosting of an ERP system such as SAP S/4HANA and other applications used by Anglian Water, and particularly the ability for the services to provide multi-cloud capability.

Bidders should note the following key requirements to participate in the procurement of this framework agreement:

1) you must be in sole control of:

(a) all the hardware and operating systems in the provision of your PaaS services; and

(b) all hardware (virtual or dedicated hardware) in the provision of your IaaS services?

2) you must use the Public Cloud Deployment Model here: https://nvlpubs.nist.gov/nistpubs/Legacy/SP/nistspecialpublication800-145.pdf to provide the services;

3) you must be able to offer a minimum platform availability of 99.9 % across an all day every day baseline;

4) you must be able to provide the Services using compute resources and infrastructure based in the UK and EEA,

5) where hosting SAP (for SAP hosting contracts), you must have a valid Hardware and IaaS Certification for SAP HANA and have evidence of such Certification from SAP. This Certification must be maintained for the duration of the Framework.

6) you must be able to charge and invoice in pounds sterling.

The full scope of services is available in the procurement documentation.

two.2.5) Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

two.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: £31,000,000

two.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months


This contract is subject to renewal


two.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Envisaged number of candidates: 6

two.2.10) Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: No

two.2.11) Information about options

Options: No

two.2.14) Additional information

please note the duration of the framework agreement will be a maximum of 48 months, with the first term being 48 months, with a possible extension of 2 (two) 24-month periods.

Section four. Procedure

four.1) Description

four.1.1) Type of procedure

Negotiated procedure with prior call for competition

four.1.3) Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement

Framework agreement with several operators

Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 4

four.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: No

four.2) Administrative information

four.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate


23 August 2021

Local time


four.2.3) Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

14 September 2021

four.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted


Section six. Complementary information

six.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: No

six.4) Procedures for review

six.4.1) Review body

Anglian Water Services Limited



United Kingdom