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Service agreements for company databases

 

FOI reference - FOI-4904
Date - 21 July 2020

Request

Does the Department currently have any service agreements for company databases such as 'Bureau van Dijk FAME' for company information on UK companies with pension schemes?

If so, please could I have the following details of any agreement:

  • the supplier(s)
  • services offered
  • the estimated total value of the contract awarded
  • the duration (start, end date, and options for renewal)

Can you please also provide details to how these agreements were procured? E.g. was it through a framework or tender and if possible, provide links to these procurement adverts. 

Response

I can confirm that we hold information falling within scope of your request.

1. Supplier: Company Watch

  • Services offered: Access to corporate data and early warning to employer insolvency/risk
  • The estimated total value of the contract awarded: £91,750
  • The duration (start, end date, and options for renewal): 01/11/2018 - 31/10/2020 / No renewal options
  • Procurement route to market: Single Tender Action

2. Supplier: Experian Ltd

  • Services offered: Access to software which enables batch and individual postcode checking used internally and externally
  • The estimated total value of the contract awarded: £31,087
  • The duration (start, end date, and options for renewal): 31/10/2019 - 30/10/2020 / No renewal options
  • Procurement route to market: Single Tender Action

3. Supplier: Bureau van Dijk

  • Services offered: Access to FAME API which facilitates the automated search and data retrievable from the FAME data-base
  • The estimated total value of the contract awarded: £21,000
  • The duration (start, end date, and options for renewal): 17/12/2019 - 30/10/2020 / No renewal options
  • Procurement route to market: Single Tender Action

4. Supplier: GB Group plc

  • Services offered: Provision of x3 Connexus IQ Licenses which identify intelligence such as company information and company directorships
  • The estimated total value of the contract awarded: £30,400
  • The duration (start, end date, and options for renewal): 03/11/2018 - 02/11/2020
  • Procurement route to market: CCS Framework RM1557

5. Supplier: Dun & Bradstreet Limited

  • Services offered: Licenses to access the Dun and Bradstreet Credit Check Reporting service
  • The estimated total value of the contract awarded: £11,590
  • The duration (start, end date, and options for renewal): 29/10/2019 - 28/10/2020 / No renewal options
  • Procurement route to market: CCS Framework RM1557

6. Supplier: Longarm and Hunchly Internet Investigation Solutions Ltd

  • Services offered: Access to the Longarm private cloud open Source research capability
  • The estimated total value of the contract awarded: £9,485
  • The duration (start, end date, and options for renewal): 27/03/2019 - 26/03/2021 / Renewal options at 12 months
  • Procurement route to market: CCS Framework G-Cloud 10