Joining new Scottish Government framework for cloud and hosting services

Portrait of Linsey Lydon
By Linsey Lydon

05 December 2023

Following a competitive tender, we have been accepted onto a new Scottish Government framework for cloud and hosting services.

Scottish Ministers have established a replacement multi-supplier framework agreement for the provisions of cloud and hosting services.

The key aims of the framework agreement are to:

  • deliver an efficient, innovative cloud and hosting services framework to the Scottish public sector offering value for money
  • deliver cloud and hosting services in a safe, secure and environmentally sustainable way
  • deliver quality services, in terms of service levels and key performance indicators
  • offer security of supply chain and sustainable selection of suppliers, promoting the use of small to medium size businesses where possible
  • embed sustainable procurement and inclusion of fair work and community benefits, such as using apprentices, supporting charities and training opportunities
  • provide the same level of services to all framework public bodies, regardless of their size or geographical location

Following a competitive tender, we have successfully been accepted onto the new framework. The framework commences on 1st November 2023 and will run for a period of four years to 2027.

"It's very important to us to retain a position on this framework. As a supplier on the previous framework, we provide managed cloud services to clients including the National Records of Scotland. We look forward to providing services for other public bodies over the coming years."
"Framework public bodies will be strongly encouraged to use the framework as part of the Public Sector Procurement in Scotland programme and Digital Public Services strategy."