Future opportunity

Technology Services 4

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

F01: Prior information notice (prior information only)

Notice reference: 2023/S 000-025652

Published 31 August 2023, 3:26pm

Section one: Contracting authority

one.1) Name and addresses

The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service

9th Floor, The Capital, Old Hall Street


L3 9PP




+44 3454102222


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

Public Procurement

Section two: Object

two.1) Scope of the procurement

two.1.1) Title

Technology Services 4

Reference number


two.1.2) Main CPV code

  • 72000000 - IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support

two.1.3) Type of contract


two.1.4) Short description

Crown Commercial Service, as the Authority, intends to put in place an agreement for the provision of Technology Services for use by Central Government and UK public sector bodies.

The lotting structure of this framework will be determined as a result of the market engagement.

Further information is included in the Additional Information section VI.3.

two.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: £12,000,000,000

two.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

two.2) Description

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

  • 72000000 - IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support

two.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS codes
  • UK - United Kingdom

two.2.4) Description of the procurement

Technology Services 4 is the next iteration of the successful Technology Services 3 framework and will continue to cover traditional Information & Communication Technology services, from strategy through to transition and operational deployment.

Technology Services 4 will also include new services which have been requested through supplier and buyer engagement, and potentially services amalgamated from other CCS agreements where appropriate.

We are also seeking to confirm whether the new Procurement Regulations will bring benefits to Technology Services 4.

two.2.14) Additional information

This lot is for holding structure only. The final lot Structure will be determined as part of market engagement

two.3) Estimated date of publication of contract notice

15 October 2024

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 technology services market.

Crown Commercial Service intends to hold market engagement sessions during the next 6 months with suppliers interested in potentially bidding for the resulting framework contract.

If you are interested in attending a pre-market engagement session please express your interest by registering at the links provided. Please note the links will become available closer to the event.

Pre-market customer engagement starts with the following webinars:

31/10/2023 14:00 - 16:00 - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/notavailable

09/11/2023 14:00 - 16:00 - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/notavailable

Initial supplier pre-market engagement events are scheduled as follows as hybrid events at Tech UK (in person and online):

02/11/2023 11:00 - 12:30 - https://www.techuk.org/what-we-deliver/events/ccs-technology-services-4-supplier-engagement-event-1.html

13/11/2023 10:00 - 11:30 - https://www.techuk.org/what-we-deliver/events/ccs-technology-services-4-supplier-engagement-event-2.html

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