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Crown Hosting Services

Contract ID: RM1069

Start Date: 16/05/2015

End Date: 15/03/2023



Migrate applications and data to Crown Hosting Data Centres, break down legacy contracts, acting as an enabler for the Public Cloud First policy.


Full description

Crown Hosting Data Centre Limited is a joint venture between the government and Ark Data Centres. This agreement is available to the wider public sector. It enables you to move to a single environment, understand what you have, and disaggregate and utilise public cloud, private cloud and traditional colocation services. This delivers large cost savings and the opportunity to disaggregate services in line with the Cloud First Government Digital Service (GDS) policy.

CCS manages the agreement, including  benchmarking and auditing. As a customer, you will be responsible for migrating your servers into Crown Hosting and for day to day administration. 



  • Purchase by direct award
  • Simple, transparent pay-for-use pricing
  • No minimum volume commitment
  • Termination without cause with 30 days notice
  • Step-in rights for government to ensure continuity of service if required.

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Access to the agreement is via the CCS framework authority only.

Please contact crownhosting[at][dot]uk to discuss data centre hosting. A member of the team will be in touch to discuss your requirements.

Due to the nature of this agreement and your specific needs, the engagement may likely include a memorandum of agreement or non-disclosure agreement (NDA) before your requirements are discussed further.


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All savings will be calculated on a case-by-case basis as many factors need to be considered. For example, it may depend on the scale and current life cycle of the Buyer’s legacy hosting provision.

For more information on the savings which you could benefit from, please contact us.

Email: crownhosting[at][dot]uk

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One of the main aims of CHDC, is to be the transition point in supporting the UK Government’s “Cloud First” policy. This is done through the implementation of a robust framework agreement for public sector customers, which is easy to procure highly efficient data centre co-location and data hosting, on a flexible contract basis.

This agreement is between the Framework Authority (CCS - Executive Agency of the Cabinet Office) and the supplier (CHDC).

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Lot details

Lot Number Lot Name Lot Category Number of Suppliers Contract Expiry
1 Data Centre Co-location Services Technology 1 - click here to view suppliers 15/03/2023

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Framework Manager Contact Details

Chris Short

‚Äč0345 410 2222

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