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Friday 31 August 2018

*UKHotViewsExtra* Public Sector Crown Hosting framework extended

CHDC Ark logoHaving caught up on goings on while I was away, one of the bits of news I spotted was the four-year extension to the framework contract for data centre services to the public sector between the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) and Crown Hosting Data Centres (CHDC). CHDC is the joint venture (JV) between the Cabinet Office and Ark Data Centres.

The extension, valued by CCS at up to £500m, was agreed without any competition; the justification being that CHDC forms part of the critical national infrastructure (CNI) and moving to a different supplier would be a risky and disruptive move. The four-year extension period commences in March next year.

UKHotViews Premium LogoAfter Crown Hosting was set up, it took a while to take off. But, over the last couple of years, demand has ramped up significantly, satisfying the demand from public sector organisations seeking a) somewhere to house applications until end of life at lower cost, and b) a halfway house. CHDC’s FY17 results show turnover increasing… more

Posted by Georgina O'Toole at '08:01' - Tagged: public+sector   contract   jointventure   hosting   cloudservices