Bids for a £120 million ($152.76m) UK government cloud services and data center management contract are closing at 2:00pm GMT today.
The contract, first published on June 23 of this year, calls for a variety of services that can be broken down into cloud hosting and support services, cloud and hybrid transformation solutions, data center solutions, design, and build, data center maintenance and support, and colocation services.
On a more granular level, this has been split up into building installation work, database systems, installation services of electrical and mechanical equipment, infrastructure works consultancy services, engineering design services for mechanical and electrical installations for buildings, IT services consulting, software development, Internet and support, and design support services.
The main buying organization for the contract is the Yorkshire Procurement Organisation (YPO), a publicly owned central purchasing body owned by a consortium of county, metropolitan, and borough councils in Yorkshire and North West England.
YPO contracts can be used by any public sector organization in the UK, including local councils, educational establishments, police, fire and rescue, maritime and coastguard agencies, NHS bodies, and the central government and its agencies among others.
Tender documents can be located on Proactis.