Cloud Hosting Services Framework
Publication reference: 2021/S 000-017264 
Publication date: 21 July 2021
F05: Contract notice – utilities
Section one: Contracting authoritySection I: Contracting authority
one.1) Name and addressesI.1) Name and addresses
Lancaster House Lancaster Way,Ermine Business Park
Michelle Lansley

United Kingdom

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NUTS code
UKH – East of England
Internet address(es)
Main address
Buyer’s address
one.3) CommunicationI.3) Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at
Additional information can be obtained from the above-mentioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via
one.6) Main activityI.6) Main activity

Section two: ObjectSection II: Object
two.1) Scope of the procurementII.1) Scope of the procurement
two.1.1) TitleII.1.1) Title
Cloud Hosting Services Framework
Reference number
two.1.2) Main CPV codeII.1.2) Main CPV code
• 72500000 – Computer-related services
two.1.3) Type of contractII.1.3) Type of contract
two.1.4) Short descriptionII.1.4) Short description
Anglian Water Services as the contracting authority is putting in place a Framework Agreement for use by Anglian Water Services, which includes the compute services of IaaS and PaaS. This will be a route to market for Anglian Water Services to procure their scalable cloud hosting requirements as more specifically described in section II.2.4.
two.1.5) Estimated total valueII.1.5) Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: £31,000,000
two.1.6) Information about lotsII.1.6) Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: No
two.2) DescriptionII.2) Description
two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
• 30211100 – Super computer
• 30211300 – Computer platforms
• 48211000 – Platform interconnectivity software package
• 48620000 – Operating systems
• 72212211 – Platform interconnectivity software development services
• 72212620 – Mainframe operating system software development services
• 72317000 – Data storage services
• 72322000 – Data management services
• 72421000 – Internet or intranet client application development services
• 72500000 – Computer-related services
• 72611000 – Technical computer support services
two.2.3) Place of performanceII.2.3) Place of performance
NUTS codes
• UKH1 – East Anglia
two.2.4) Description of the procurementII.2.4) Description of the procurement
The main purpose of this framework agreement is to put in place a route for Anglian Water Services to buy their Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) requirements directly from the owners of public cloud platforms (Suppliers) for hosting of its applications suited to the cloud, including rapidly scalable infrastructure to host trials, proof of concepts and services on-demand without the need of procurement of capital hardware and support and maintenance and approved to cyber security standards.
The scope is necessarily restricted to ‘pure’ compute requirements which do not require additional professional services. The services can most simply and usefully be thought of as a commodity ‘utility’ service where Anglian Water connect to and use the Supplier’s platform and processing resources for their own requirements. Examples include the cloud hosting of an ERP system such as SAP S/4HANA and other applications used by Anglian Water, and particularly the ability for the services to provide multi-cloud capability.
Bidders should note the following key requirements to participate in the procurement of this framework agreement:
1) you must be in sole control of:
(a) all the hardware and operating systems in the provision of your PaaS services; and
(b) all hardware (virtual or dedicated hardware) in the provision of your IaaS services?
2) you must use the Public Cloud Deployment Model here: to provide the services;
3) you must be able to offer a minimum platform availability of 99.9 % across an all day every day baseline;
4) you must be able to provide the Services using compute resources and infrastructure based in the UK and EEA,
5) where hosting SAP (for SAP hosting contracts), you must have a valid Hardware and IaaS Certification for SAP HANA and have evidence of such Certification from SAP. This Certification must be maintained for the duration of the Framework.
6) you must be able to charge and invoice in pounds sterling.
The full scope of services is available in the procurement documentation.
two.2.5) Award criteriaII.2.5) Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
two.2.6) Estimated valueII.2.6) Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: £31,000,000
two.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing systemII.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months
This contract is subject to renewal
two.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invitedII.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged number of candidates: 6
two.2.10) Information about variantsII.2.10) Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: No
two.2.11) Information about optionsII.2.11) Information about options
Options: No
two.2.14) Additional informationII.2.14) Additional information
please note the duration of the framework agreement will be a maximum of 48 months, with the first term being 48 months, with a possible extension of 2 (two) 24-month periods.

Section four. ProcedureSection IV. Procedure
four.1) DescriptionIV.1) Description
four.1.1) Type of procedureIV.1.1) Type of procedure
Negotiated procedure with prior call for competition
four.1.3) Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing systemIV.1.3) Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 4
four.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)IV.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: No
four.2) Administrative informationIV.2) Administrative information
four.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participateIV.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
23 August 2021
Local time
four.2.3) Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidatesIV.2.3) Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
14 September 2021
four.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submittedIV.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted

Section six. Complementary informationSection VI. Complementary information
six.1) Information about recurrenceVI.1) Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: No
six.4) Procedures for reviewVI.4) Procedures for review
six.4.1) Review bodyVI.4.1) Review body
Anglian Water Services Limited
United Kingdom

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