https://identityassurance.blog.gov.uk/2014/12/12/procurement-update-2/

Procurement update

We’ve been working to finalise all the documents for the procurement of our next contractual Framework Agreement for certified companies. We’ve now completed all the paperwork and expect the formal Contract Notice to be published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) within the next couple of working days.

Once the Contract Notice is published, the official process will start. During the process, we’ll only be able to answer questions about the procurement through the official mechanism for clarification questions. We’ll publish details here on the blog about how to ask clarification questions.

Update, 17 December:

The Contract Notice has now been published in the Official Journal of the European Union: http://ted.europa.eu/udl?uri=TED:NOTICE:428146-2014:TEXT:EN:HTML&tabId=1

The procurement documents are publicly available to download here: http://ccs-agreements.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/procurement-pipeline under the heading 'Procurements being run on behalf of customers' (search the page for 'verify').