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Public sector organisations have been engaged with Crown Commercial Services (CCS) to formulate a new “Payment Acceptance” Framework Agreement

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This Framework, called FWA – RM6118, will aim to replace the current “Merchant Acquiring Services, Equipment and Payment Gateway Services” Framework Agreement.

The scope of the new CCS Payment Acceptance FWA will cover the following services:

  • Merchant Card Acquiring
  • Payment Gateway and Alternative Payment Method (APM)
  • Merchant Card Acquiring Equipment
  • Fraud Avoidance
  • Payment Initiation Service Processor (PISP)
  • Aggregator (for smaller Contracting Authorities i.e. PCI Level 3/4 (<€1m card turnover per scheme p.a.)
  • Consultancy

CCS are aiming to launch an OJEU Tender, comprising of 7 lots, this month (May 2019), for the launch of the new framework in October 2019. This will allow public sector organisation to procure services from this.

Further details of the tender will be published here: https://www.crowncommercial.gov.uk/agreements/RM6118

For more information about this framework, please contact the CCS – paymentsin@crowncommercial.gov.uk

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