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, what assessment he has made of the implications of giving Amazon Web Services the role of hosting the Crown Marketplace on the ability of the parent company and subsidiaries of Amazon to win contracts on the Marketplace.

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

The award of this contract does not afford Amazon Web Services (AWS) - or any parent or subsidiary company of AWS - any unfair advantage in any future commercial opportunity in relation to the Crown Marketplace, or any other Crown Commercial Service (CCS) commercial agreement.

The build of the Crown Marketplace is agnostic to the hosting platform and can be "lifted and shifted" to other cloud platforms if necessary. The hosting of any service is in no way linked to either the development capabilities or future offerings that will be placed on the Crown Marketplace.

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