Crown Commercial Service: Amazon

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 11th January 2019.

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Photo of Jon Trickett Jon Trickett Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office), Shadow Lord President of the Council

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether any of the meetings between the Crown Commercial Service and Amazon Web Services prior to the awarding of the Government contract to Amazon Web Services to host the primary components of the Crown Marketplace were attended by Amazon Web Services employees who were civil servants or in an advisory role to the Government.

Photo of Oliver Dowden Oliver Dowden The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office

No meetings were held with Amazon Web Services (AWS) outside of the formal contract award process. There was no consultation with, or involvement by AWS, regarding these requirements, nor are any AWS employees contracted to the Crown Commercial Service.

The contract was awarded as a call-off from the CCS G-Cloud Commercial Agreement against CCS’ Technical Architecture requirements.

The contract itself is for hosting alone and represents just 5% of the total investment cost of developing digital access to CCS’ products and services. No development work or support services are provided by AWS in relation to the services that are hosted.

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