Public Sector Network Tender Alert


407646-2012: UK-Chester: IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support

The objective of this procurement exercise is to award a single non-exclusive ‘Call Off' agreement to a single supplier of Infrastructure renewal / replacement, software application support / development and associated services including project and programme management. This will be under a relationship of partnership and collaboration, where all work will be delivered under a single ICT Shared Service brand. We are not seeking to outsource or enter a joint venture arrangement.

Ref: NWCE- 92XF2T,


Cheshire West and Chester
Procurement, HQ, 58 Nicholas Street
For the attention of: Ann Hope
CH1 2NP Chester
Telephone: +44 1244972369
Internet address(es):
General address of the contracting authority:

Contract value: Our delivery of projects is based on work commissioned by our customers, the majority of which is for CEC and CWaC, although we do have ongoing relationships with Cheshire Fire & Rescue, Warrington Borough Council and a range of Cheshire based Parish Councils. As part of ensuring the financial viability of the ICT SS we have a minimum annual change demand commitment from CEC and CWaC, which results in an external capacity demand of 900+ days per year. However in the 3 years since the ICT SS was formed the actual demand has resulted in a minimum external requirement in the region of 4,000 days with the current year likely to be 3,250 days. Please note that this is wholly dependant on the approval of annual ICT related capital programmes for both councils.

Published: 22 Dec 2012, Receipt by: 4 Feb 2013