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LATEST NEWS

Data and Application Solutions framework, RM3821

Corporate Software Solutions, RM1042 (expires in October 2018) and Local Authority Software Applications, RM1059 (expires in August 2018) will both be replaced by a single agreement framework – Data and Application Solutions (RM3821).

The contract notice for RM3821 was published by Crown Commercial Service on the 5th July 2018. Submission will be on the 6th August.

The framework will be established for 24 months with the option for it to be extended for a maximum of a further 24 months in 12-month stages (in years 2 + 1 + 1).

The Data and Application Solutions (DAS) framework targets the Enterprise Applications and the Information Management segment of UK Public Sector. It will establish appropriate contracting routes to meet common hardware, software and services requirements for use by UK public sector bodies; this includes Central Government Departments and their Arm’s Length Bodies and Agencies, Non-Departmental Public Bodies, Police, Emergency Services, Education Sector, NHS bodies and Local Authorities.

There are 14 lots spanning specific solutions for Enterprise Data and Applications, Local Government, Health and Social Care, Police and Emergency Service, and Education. In summary, they are:

  • Lot 1a – Resource Planning and Management Solutions including Financial and Commercial
  • Lot 1b – Workflow & Case Management Solutions
  • Lot 1c – Data Collection, Storage & Management
  • Lot 1d – Data Intelligence & Analytics
  • Lot 2a – Business Applications
  • Lot 2b – Environmental & Planning
  • Lot 2c – Citizen Services
  • Lot 3a – Enterprise Applications for Health
  • Lot 3b – Health Information Management
  • Lot 3c – Community Health & Social Care
  • Lot 4a – Blue Light Operations
  • Lot 4b – Blue Light Data & Information Management
  • Lot 5a – Learning Applications & Platforms
  • Lot 5b – Academic Scheduling & Management Solutions

DeNove have an exceptional track record of helping customers to secure places on Crown Commercial Service agreements (see 9 OUT OF 9) and helped Redfern, a Bradford based SME, win the £800m+ Crown Commercial Service Travel Contract three times in a row (please read the article here).

If you would like a helping hand to win a place on this framework then please call +44 (0)207 960 2801 (or out of hours on 07950 396 205).

DeNové Cyber Essentials Certification

Nearly half of businesses reported a cyber breach or attack in the past 12 months.

We are therefore delighted to announce that DeNove have been accredited under the Cyber Essentials scheme.

This certification demonstrates DeNove’s continuing commitment to ensure its IT systems (and our customers’ data) is safe from common cyberattacks by adhering to the UK Government’s scheme for cyber protection. The Cyber Essentials Requirements set out the necessary technical controls to implement protection against cyberattacks and cover all key areas of risk, ensuring our data is safe. This gives our clients the assurance they need to know their sensitive data is safe, too.

The Cyber Essentials accreditation complements our current staff Security Clearances which range up to SC level.

Roger Newman, Director at DeNove, says:

“Cyber Essentials is a reassurance to our customers that we strive to be cyber secure. Our clients can be reassured in the understanding that their data and intellectual property is safe when working with us.”

 

Brexit and Public Procurement – no change for now

On 14 November 2018, the European Commission and UK negotiators reached an accord on the full scope of the Withdrawal Agreement and constructed an outline for the political declaration on the future of the relationship between the EU and the UK.  The coverage of the draft treaty agreement presented to parliament has been extensive; most trade journals have already provided comprehensive coverage on the most salient details for each industry. As DeNove specialises in public sector procurement, we decided to shed some light on the meaning of the recent draft treaty and how it will impact public sector procurement. The section of the draft treaty that addresses public sector procurement can be found on page pages 132 – 136 of the draft treaty. It is not the most accessible of documents and so we have  provided a more succinct explanation of what to expect below. First and foremost, there is to be a transition period, which will conclude on the 31st December 2020. This decision takes into account the UK’s initial request for a transition period of approximately two years. The dates also coincide with the end of the current long-term EU budget (the Multiannual Financial Framework 2014-2020). The Treaty and associated EU Withdrawal Agreement provides legal certainty on public procurement procedures. During the transition period, the current EU procurement regulations will prevail. This situation will then continue for any ‘in-flight’ procurements. Effectively, if a procurement has commenced (i.e. a contract notice has been issued) then it is our understanding that the procurement will continue to run in accordance with The Public Contracts Regulations (2015) and EU law. Put...

Accessing Public Sector Contracts if there’s No Brexit Deal

On the 13/09/2018, the Department for Exiting the EU published a technical notice entitled ‘Accessing Public Sector Contracts if there’s No Brexit Deal’. This Department has been publishing a series of technical notices to help businesses, citizens and the wider government understand the implications of a ‘no deal’ outcome in March 2019. The possibility of a ‘no deal’ scenario in March 2019 has been a cause for great concern for many businesses. While a ‘no deal’ exit will certainly have a major impact on many businesses, the systems and processes for accessing public sector contracts will remain largely the same. Below, we have outlined what accessing public sector contracts is likely to entail in the event of a ‘no deal’ outcome. We hope, and suspect, that this will put our customers’ minds at ease (regarding this point at least). In the event of a ‘no deal’ outcome in March 2019, the government has stated that a replacement UK-specific e-notification service will be made available. For procuring authorities, this may necessitate a steep learning curve and its introduction may be complicated. However, for the average British supplier to the public sector, very little will change and what minor differences there are can be overcome via simple workarounds. Currently, the majority of all English public sector contracts valued over £10,000 for Central Contracting Authorities and £25,000 for Sub Central Contracting Authorities and NHS Trusts are published on Contracts Finder. This will not change. Suppliers looking for smaller sized contracts in the UK will continue to be able to use Contracts Finder (for procurements in England), Public Contracts Scotland (for procurements in...
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