[OSGeo-UK] Freedom of Information - Defra GIS contracts

Addy Pope addy.pope at ed.ac.uk
Thu Jul 22 04:56:23 EDT 2010

I could be wrong but i thought that the EA frame work (5year duration) 
meant that only the companies that got on the frame work could tender 
for work.  But, other (smaller) companies could partner with those on 
the frame work to bid for work.  This allowed the framework partners to 
bring in specialist teams that were not necessarily core to them.

I think there is a value at which jobs have to go on the frame work 
(21k?) and anything less can be a direct commission.  This could be 
wrong but is worth looking at. 

OSGeo consortium for the next frame work in 2011/2?


Saber Razmjooei wrote:
> Dear all
> I have made a request last month to see all the tenders and procurement
> documents for GIS contracts Environment Agency (a major costumer of GIS
> software/solutions) has had recently. Finally, after long exciting
> waiting time I received a document (a Microsoft Word Document !!!!! not
> even a pdf) and here is the summary:
> - A contract from 2003 - 2007 :via an OJEU (Official Journal of the
> European Union) Procurement exercise, a 5 year contract with ESRI
> - from 2007, it is under GISS framework
> (http://www.buyingsolutions.gov.uk/categories/ICT/Software/GISS/)
> I have yet to receive the detail of the tenders e.g. the statement of
> requirements and invitation letters (the companies invited during bid
> process).
> By just looking at the least of companies under the framework, some of
> the solutions (i.e. licenses) look a bit pricey!
> Cheers
> Saber
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