Five IT suppliers are being hunted by the largest county council in England to provide a range of managed services on a big framework worth up to £500m.
Kent County Council – which claims to be the largest geographically in England – is looking to outsource day-to-day management of a range of processes to third parties to "improve business processes and cut operating costs".
According to a contract notice, the Managed Services for Business Solutions deal will be worth up to £500m.
The authority is looking to procure the services on behalf of itself as well as Hertfordshire County Council, Hampshire County Council, and Commercial Services – a trading organisation based in Kent.
The scope of the framework includes, but is not limited to, software, hardware, digital mailroom, pay automation, document-workflow management, data security, data-loss prevention systems, customer communication management systems and IP networking services.
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