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Government department invites bids for £160m contract

The Department for Communities and Local Government is looking for a supplier to take on a £160m software programming contract.
The chosen supplier will provide software programming and consultancy services.
The value of the contract will be between £30m and £160m, and the work is expected to take seven years from the date of the contract being awarded.
The contract will include the “operation, maintenance, modernisation and refreshment of the desktop and supporting IT infrastructure of the Department for Communities and Local Government,” according to the tender document.
The department has around 3,000 users in a main central London location and premises in Hemel Hempstead, Hastings and Bristol. Support is currently provided through Steria. There are around 2,000 desktops and 1,200 laptops and the organisation runs on a Microsoft client server environment.


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