Crown Commercial Service framework selects five consulting firms

14 May 2024 2 min. read
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Five consulting firms have been awarded a position on a major digital applications framework for the UK government. NTT Data UK, Kainos Software, Kerv Digital, Mercator Digital and Stellarmann will support the UK tax office as it transitions to digital technology – among other projects.

The Digital & Legacy Application Services (DALAS) framework was set up by Crown Commercial Service (CCS) working with HMRC, and will serve as a key enabler for HMRC’s digital strategy. Over its implementation, DALAS will provide the foundations for letting a large proportion of HMRC’s future complex suite of application and development services to a new multi-supplier, multi-year framework. HMRC expects to spend up to £2 billion through DALAS in the next four years, with other public sector organisations also planning to adopt the framework to access a range of IT digital services and accelerate the move to application support that doesn’t depend on legacy technologies.

“This a milestone moment for Stellarmann”, says Alex Colwell, founder and co-director of Stellarmann. “We are hugely proud to have been awarded a place on this framework. It’s testament to the relationship we have built with HMRC, and to our ability to build bespoke delivery teams that take the lead on managing supplier and vendor relationships.”

Crown Commercial Service framework selects five consulting firms

Stellarmann has been named as one of only five suppliers on Crown Commercial Service’s (CCS) Digital & Legacy Application Services (DALAS) framework Lot4b. Focusing on specialist product configuration services, the newly announced set of firms also includes NTT Data UK, Kainos Software, Kerv Digital and Mercator Digital.

Suppliers on the framework will also be available to other central government departments and UK public sector bodies, enabling them to access Stellarmann’s services under Lot4b. The total spend across Lot4 is expected to reach £600 million over the next five years.

Colwell added, “As a smaller and relatively new organisation, we have been awarded our place on the DALAS framework alongside much larger businesses, and companies that have been on the framework since Phase 1. This will enable us to help public sector organisations implement intelligent and innovative technologies that can drive down costs and improve the experience for their users.”