Technology Services 3 (TS3)
(Lot 1, Lot 2, Lot 3d)
The Technology Services 3 framework enables customers to procure information and communication technology services across the entire lifecycle; from strategy through to transition and operational deployment.
The new agreement builds on the success of the Technology Services 2 (TS2) framework, adding refinements to the Lots and making it easier and more efficient for customers to procure IT services.
TS3 launches in July 2021 and runs for 4 years. Call-off contract durations can be from 2 to 7 years. It replaces TS2, which is due to expire in September 2021.
Astrid will provide a flexible, long-term contracting mechanism to support Defence and Security decision making across Government. The scope of ASTRID is mostly the same as the ASC Framework used to be, including analysis and decision support in the following areas:
Strategy, Policy and Enterprise Level
Capability and Investment Level
Defence and Security Business Space
Enabling Analysis Services to include:
- Development, operation, modification and maintenance of models and tools
- Collection and collation of required data
- Emerging Science & Technology
Engineering Delivery Partner and the Aurora Engineering Partnership
QinetiQ, Atkins, a member of SNC-Lavalin Group, and BMT have joined forces to form The Aurora Engineering Partnership to support DE&S transformation strategy and drive benefits through the delivery of engineering services. The partnership brings with it considerable cross-sector and non-defence experience and a strong track record of delivery.
Both DE&S and the Aurora Engineering Partnership are committed to a vision and mission for the EDP and implementing increasingly longer-term, output based programmes for engineering services, fostering innovation and right first time solutions for the Front Line Commands; and enabling MOD programme milestones to be achieved cost-effectively and on time.
Digital Outcomes and Specialists 5 is a framework agreement between the government and suppliers who provide:
The use of the Framework was initially limited to the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), however it has since been expanded to allow all departments of the UK Ministry of Defence to benefit.
G Cloud 12
Human and Social Sciences Capability
the Joint Supply Chain Accreditation Register
VIVACE consists of several Core Team members, including QinetiQ, Atos, IBM, and Thales and others. The Core Team is responsible for the operation of ACE and managing the delivery process to the HO.
ACE is intended to accommodate multiple ICT systems as the capability evolves and matures.