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Scottish Government creates IoT marketplace for public sector

July 08, 2019 / Sam Trendall

The Scottish Government is seeking suppliers for a dynamic purchasing system for internet of things technologies.The government has issued a contract notice alerting the market to the imminent launch of the DPS, which will run on an initial two-year term until 18 August 2021. The notice said that “due to the wide and diverse nature of IoT, it isn’t possible to list all the types of technologies and services” that will be included on the framework.But the Scottish Government has picked out a range of core offerings it expects to feature. This includes hardware end points, such as sensors, network infrastructure, and all related installation services.Also set to be included is software dedicated to the management of IoT devices, as well as programs for managing how data is collected, processed, and stored.  Analytics tools are also likely to form part of the DPS, as are products for enabling “business applications in any deployment model to analyse data and a...