Procurement frameworks

Switching to Open Source GIS just got easier

Crown Commercial Service

Astun Technology is a Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Approved Supplier.

This means that you can use the CCS’s Digital Marketplace to buy our cloud solutions and services through the G-Cloud framework.

All of our solutions and services are now available on G-Cloud 11. This framework makes buying cloud solutions and services faster and cheaper than entering into individual procurement contracts, so switching to Cloud based GIS has just got easier.

Astun is also a Bramble Hub Partner and they work as the thin prime contractor on our behalf for the CCS Data & Application Solutions (DAS) framework, an alternative to G-Cloud which replaced the former Local Authority Software Applications (LASA) framework. If you are interested in procuring through this route, please contact us in the first instance.

Both the G-Cloud and DAS frameworks seek to drive savings for the tax payer and to enable local government to secure transformation, better interoperability, open systems and provide opportunities for collaboration.

G-Cloud

The Digital Marketplace is the easy way for the UK public sector to buy cloud computing commodity and support services. It is essentially an online catalogue containing details of each of the G-Cloud suppliers and their services. All types of cloud services are available in the Marketplace, including Public, Private and Hybrid, with offerings under under three categories: Cloud Hosting; Cloud Software and Cloud Support. Astun Cloud offerings come specifically under Cloud Software and Cloud Support.

You can purchase any of our cloud services from the Digital Marketplace without the need for a costly procurement process.

Under the latest Framework Agreement (G-Cloud 10) there are five services available from the Digital Marketplace and you can view and download the Service Definitions listed below.

Cloud Software Services:
  • iShare In the Cloud is a managed Enterprise Geographic Information System (GIS). It removes the costs and complexity of managing your Geographic Information infrastructure (servers, networks, bandwidth) allowing GI managers and analysts to focus on delivering Geographic Intelligence to staff and citizens reducing interaction costs.
  • QGIS in the Cloud is a managed service providing access to a centrally hosted Desktop GIS environment via a web browser. We believe that there are substantial benefits to be gained from adopting QGIS in the Cloud as an alternative to installing and managing QGIS on local Desktop PCs.
  • Astun Data Services helps you save time, money & resources in your management and use of Ordnance Survey PSMA data including OS MasterMap and VectorMap Local. ADS provides a cost effective and resource free alternative to translating, storing, updating and serving base mapping data to internal and public users.
  • Get INSPIREd - is an INSPIRE compliant service for Metadata Discovery, View and Download Services. Get INSPIREd enables users to meet their Phase 1 publishing and delivery obligations under the INSPIRE regulations without having to implement any additional technology locally.
  • Get INSPIREd and Enterprise Metadata for iShare is an INSPIRE compliant service for Metadata Discovery, View and Download Services. It enables iShare users to meet their INSPIRE Phase 1 publishing and delivery obligations and their need for Enterprise Metadata within their organisations without having to implement any additional technology locally.
  • Get INSPIREd Enterprise is a cloud based metadata service that provides both internal metadata maintenance and discovery services with a workflow for quality approval and subsequent publication of a subset of records to data.gov.uk or another standards compliant portal.
Cloud Support

For more information please contact us.