Future opportunity

Tax Platform Major Change

  • The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service

F01: Prior information notice (prior information only)

Notice reference: 2022/S 000-019215

Published 13 July 2022, 4:47pm

Section one: Contracting authority

one.1) Name and addresses

The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service

9th Floor, The Capital Building, Old Hall Street


L3 9PP




+44 3450103503


United Kingdom

NUTS code

UK - United Kingdom

Internet address(es)

Main address


one.2) Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

one.3) Communication

Additional information can be obtained from the above-mentioned address

one.4) Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority

one.5) Main activity

Other activity

Tax Management

Section two: Object

two.1) Scope of the procurement

two.1.1) Title

Tax Platform Major Change

Reference number


two.1.2) Main CPV code

  • 72200000 - Software programming and consultancy services

two.1.3) Type of contract


two.1.4) Short description

Crown Commercial Service, as the Authority, intends to put in place a multi-supplier framework agreement for the provision of major code changes to HMRC’s Tax Platform.

As such, this framework is only available for use by HMRC and not to any other UK public sector body.

This will be a single lot framework and is aiming to achieve a pool of suppliers with demonstrable global expertise in SAP’s Tax & Revenue Management (TRM) module who have, or are willing to, invest in UK capability.

HMRC’s Enterprise Tax Management Platform (ETMP) currently uses a highly customised version of the SAP ECC6.0 commercial software package and it’s HMRC's intention to introduce a Multi-Supplier Framework to promote competition in delivering change.

The scope of the Framework includes ‘major changes’ only. Smaller changes are out of scope.

The term of the framework is a maximum of four years.

two.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: £400,000,000

two.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: Yes

two.2) Description

two.2.1) Title

Tax Platform Major Change

Lot No


two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

  • 72000000 - IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support
  • 72210000 - Programming services of packaged software products
  • 72211000 - Programming services of systems and user software
  • 72212000 - Programming services of application software
  • 72212517 - IT software development services
  • 72222300 - Information technology services
  • 72227000 - Software integration consultancy services
  • 72250000 - System and support services
  • 72260000 - Software-related services

two.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS codes
  • UK - United Kingdom

two.2.4) Description of the procurement

The competition will follow the Open procedure as per Regulation 28, Public Contracts Regulations 2015.

two.3) Estimated date of publication of contract notice

11 August 2022

Section four. Procedure

four.1) Description

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

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

Section six. Complementary information

six.3) Additional information

This Prior Information Notice is to signal an intention to commence market engagement with those within the ICT market.

Crown Commercial Service intends to hold a market engagement session on 19th July 2022 with suppliers interested in potentially bidding for the resulting framework contract. If you are interested in attending this session or in bidding for the framework, please express your interest by emailing softwarecategory@crowncommercial.gov.uk. Your email must clearly state: the name of your organisation, and contact details for the individual(s) who will participate in the market engagement.

Please note:

● Crown Commercial Service (CCS) will use an eSourcing system for this competition: https://crowncommercialservice.bravosolution.co.uk.

● To register, you must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so.

● The value in II.1.5 is an indicative value over a 4 year term

● The date in II.3) is the estimated date of publication, please refer to the CCS website page https://www.crowncommercial.gov.uk/agreements/upcoming for updates and monitor Tenders Electronic Daily for the publication of the contract notice.

Potential Suppliers should also note that any prior involvement in HMRC’s Strategy & Design works (namely the SAP Strategy & Design Services ITT issued on 11 July 22 via Lot 1 of CCS’s Technology Services 3 Framework, RM6100) may constitute a conflict of interest under PCR 2015 regulation 41. This does not prohibit potential suppliers from participating in and being appointed to any subsequent framework procurement relating to this PIN however it may come into effect at Further Competition stage under the framework should the Authority deem there to be a conflict present in the scope of work being procured under subsequent Further Competitions.