£87m tender for Scotland’s public sector

The Scottish Government has issued tenders for three frameworks worth £87m to supply the public sector bodies with devices and cloud computing as part of its wider national digital policy.

The frameworks are being procured in line with Scotland’s Digital Public Services Strategy.

“These will be single supplier frameworks which will provide ease of access to client devices for Scottish public sector bodies,” said a Scottish Government spokesperson.

The national framework for cloud computing and proprietary devices, designed to help public sector organisations access cloud-based services, is valued between £15m and £20m.

The framework for mobile client devices has been valued between £50m and £60m, while the national framework for thin client devices has an estimated value of between £5m and £7.5m.

Each of the frameworks will operate for a period of four years and be open to central and local government authorities across Scotland, as well as healthcare organisations, emergency service providers and the education sector.

Suppliers have until August 21 to submit their bids for the agreements.