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G-Cloud Frameworks

Approved G-Cloud supplier on the Digital Marketplace

We are an approved G-Cloud supplier, having been awarded the framework contract by the Government Procurement Service.

G-Cloud is a UK Government Programme to encourage the adoption of Cloud Services across the whole of the Public Sector.

G-Cloud provides a marketplace of pay-as-you-go commodity services that can be scaled up or down, based on the changing needs of a business and its users.

We offer a range of public-sector specific cloud-based solutions via the Digital Marketplace, as well as cloud hosting and a full range of related support services.

We are currently on:

  • G-Cloud 13 (RM1557.13)

On G-Cloud13, we offer the following services:

Cloud Hosting

Cloud Software

Cloud Support

DOS Frameworks

UK Government DOS framework supplier

CDS are on the UK Government’s Digital Outcomes and Specialists (DOS) Framework. We have been on the DOS Framework since April 2016.

Our services and people are available via:

  • Lot 1: Digital Outcomes
  • Lot 2: User Research Studios
  • Lot 3: User Research Participants

The DOS Framework replaced the Digital Services Framework and aims to make it simpler, clearer and faster for those in the public sector to buy what they need from approved suppliers.

Public sector organisations can use the framework, found on the Digital Marketplace, to find specialists to help them deliver digital projects, or suppliers to deliver a combination of services for a particular outcome.

CDS are ready to help you shape your digital transformation journey. Take advantage of our industry-leading knowledge and proven track record in delivering digital services for the public and private sectors.

We are currently on:

  • DOS 6 (RM1043.8)

NHS Frameworks

NHS print specialists

We are on two of the largest NHS frameworks. CDS was awarded a place on the NHS London Procurement Partnership (NHS LPP) Clinical and Digital Information Systems Framework (CDIS).

Talk to an NHS print procurement specialist and see how we can help successfully deliver your next project.

We were awarded a place on the following lots:

  • 3.2: Hybrid mail and related communication services
  • 3.3: External print and related services

We are a HealthTrust Europe GPO framework supplier. HealthTrust Europe is a Group Purchasing Organisation (GPO) who are committed to strengthening provider performance and clinical excellence in healthcare.

HealthTrust Europe supports the delivery of high-quality, cost-effective care in the communities they serve.

Information Management and Technology (IM&T) framework

We are also on the NHS London Procurement Partnership framework. This framework is available to all NHS trusts and the wider public sector.

We are on the following:

  • Lot 4 Software/Sub-Lot 4.5 Informatics & Reporting (CDS and Microstrategy)
  • Lot 4 Software/Sub-Lot 4.6 Customer Service/Call Centre CRM basket (CDS and Appian)

CCS Print Frameworks

Public sector print 1 management solutions - CCS RM6170 Framework

We are excited to announce that we have secured a place on the new Crown Commercial Service print management solutions framework which went live 28 December 2020 replacing the expired print and digital solutions framework RM3785 which terminated 27 December 2020.

CDS are one of six key suppliers on Lot 2 of the new framework which is open to the Public Sector and Wider Public Sector. Both Lots 1 and 2 offer similar services but the advantage of Lot 2 is that a mini-competition is undertaken by the buyer involving all six suppliers whereas Lot 1 is a direct award without competition to a single supplier. Lot 2 enables a bespoke, tailored print management solution based on the precise requirements and is a popular route to market.

Services available are extensive and cover a full range of Print Services including, Pre-production; project and account management; print production (all formats); bulk print; direct mail and transactional print; digital asset management, a full range of finishing services; storage, fulfilment and distribution; digital and transformation services and specialist print services including electoral print.

Benefits of the CCS RM6170 Framework – Lot 2:

  • Significant savings using a transparent price model
  • Access to a full managed print and digital solution, which is fully compliant
  • Efficient and easily accessed after a short procurement process involving a mini-competition
  • Pre-agreed terms and conditions offer contractual safeguards
  • Conducting independent procurement would take far longer and cost more
  • All approved suppliers were scrutinised and formally evaluated by the CCS Team
  • Approved suppliers have invested in key management systems which include: Cyber Essential PLUS, Business Continuity, Environment, Health and Safety, Data Management Systems and Data Protection
  • Lot 2 assures your organisation will achieve savings and benefit from excellent account management, help, advice, product engineering and consultancy.

Postal Goods, Services and Solutions - CCS RM6017 Framework 

We offer a wide range of postal goods, services and solutions to support your postal requirements and strategy, no matter where you are in that journey.

Whether you use traditional mail services or would like to transform your mailroom to digital, we can help.

You will have access to traditional postal goods and services such as security screening, franking machines, mailroom equipment, collection and delivery services for UK and international mail.

The agreement also offers audits, efficiency reviews and consultancy services to help you develop your postal services strategy. A range of inbound and outbound services are available to transition from a paper-based mailroom to a digital environment.

This includes hybrid mail solutions that incorporate new technologies and innovation, such as e-communications and fully outsourced, innovative managed service options, for a ‘digital by default’ paper-lite strategy.

Scottish Frameworks

Public Contracts Scotland

The Public Contracts Scotland portal was launched in August 2008 to provide a national advertising website for Scottish public bodies to post higher value regulated procurements, lower-value notices, and subsequent contract awards; prime contractors on public sector contracts can also advertise sub-contract opportunities.

We are on the Digital Technology Services Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) framework for Lot 1 - Digital Technology Projects.

JOSCAR Registered

JOSCAR Registered logoCDS is now fully registered on the JOSCAR supplier accreditation register. JOSCAR is the accreditation and compliance system for the defence aerospace sectors including prime contractors, civil aviation and security. It indicates that CDS has gone through the process required to demonstrate its commitment and credentials to the industry.

CCS DPS AI and Automation Frameworks

RM6200 Artificial Intelligence (AI) and RM6173 Automation

We are now included on the CCS DPS frameworks for Artificial Intelligence and Automation.

If you are new to AI or automation, CDS will help you build your case for investment, understand the AI and automation landscape, advise on best practice, run and manage your discovery process, and engineer your solution. The great news is that you can now use the Artificial Intelligence and Automation Marketplace DPS to commission projects and start your business transformation journey with confidence.

CCS Research & Insights

CCS RM6126 Research & Insights 

We are included on the CCS RM6126 Research and Insights framework.

We believe in creating successful, human-centred solutions by helping you understand your audience.

Our approach to research includes all members of your audience—users of different ethnicities, age groups, and hard-to-reach users with varying access needs—to ensure your solutions are inclusive.

Learn from user experiences and uncover issues, opinions, and needs to shape business decisions, create informed policies, and develop knowledge that will help improve your products or services.

With help from our accessibility experts, produce a solution that is accessible to all and meets regulatory requirements. 

CCS Communications Marketplace

CCS RM6124 Communications Marketplace

We are included on the CCS RM6124 Communications Marketplace Framework

Run successful public service campaigns with more sophisticated targeting of your audience. Through specialist marketing and communications services, we can help you utilise your data, design creative content, provide strategy, consultation, and production, and more, to ensure that your communications are clear, engaging, and effective.

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