Manchester City Council

Cheshire East Council

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CCS to procure £12m eDisclosure services for Whitehall and other public bodies

The Crown Commercial Service (CCS) is to set up a vehicle for procuring up to £12m worth of eDisclosure and associated services for central government departments and wider public sector contracting bodies.

The CCS said the services required would be based upon the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) and requirements of Part 31 of the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR).

The procurement vehicle will take the form of a multi-Lot structure:

Lot 1: Will encompass exercises with respect to small volumes of data not protectively marked beyond ‘Official’. Services will be limited to processing, review, production and opponent's disclosures (processing and review). Value: £1-2m.

Lot 2: Will encompass the provision of a full ‘end to end’ EDRM service, including project management and advice, where the data is not protectively marked beyond ‘Official’. Value: £2-5m.

Lot 3: Will encompass individual work-stream packages where suppliers will be appointed to individual sub-lots for each of the EDRM stages, including project management and advice. Data will not be protectively marked beyond ‘Official’. Value: £1-2m.

Lot 4: Will encompass the provision of a full ‘end to end’ EDRM service, including project management and advice, where the data is protectively marked at ‘Official’ and/or Secret. Value: £1-3m.

The CCS said it envisaged the procurement vehicle would be a multi-supplier award, with an anticipated award date in May 2016. The range for the estimated cost excluding VAT in total is between £5m and £12m.

 

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