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Framework Agreement Description

The Cloud Solutions framework offers a simple, OJEU compliant route to purchase cloud solutions for NHS and public sector authorities. The framework provides access to 24 carefully selected suppliers and offers bespoke and off-the-shelf solutions.


Framework Agreement Information

Cloud Solutions [326KB]

Cloud Solutions

When does the framework start?
02 September 2019 - 01 September 2021
(with the option to extend to 2023)


Who can take advantage?
NHS, Local Authorities, Police, Educational establishments and other Public Sector Organisations



 A concise, OJEU-compliant, flexible and accessible route to procure Cloud Solutions for public sector authorities. Offering a simple and streamlined route to purchase for Contracting Authorities.

• Lot 1 Solution Design and Consultancy
• Lot 2 Infrastructure as a service (IaaS), Platform as a service (PaaS) and Software as a service (SaaS)
• Lot 3 Cloud Support Services
• Lot 4 End-to-end Cloud Solutions

Benefits of using the framework

A compliant procurement exercise has been already undertaken to offer a simplified procurement route in a complex and crowded market.
Suppliers will be able to bring forward new products and solutions throughout the life of the agreement.
Ability to directly award a contract to approved suppliers on the framework.
Opportunity to run a mini-competition to meet the bespoke requirements of each organisation as well as helping to drive further competitive pricing.
Twenty Four selected Suppliers
Award restricted to the Top 10 or 20 outstanding Suppliers per Lot following a rigorous tender process.
Structured to guide customers through their cloud journey
- From consultancy and readiness assessment, to the procurement
of cloud infrastructure, on-going support, in-house skills
development and cloud optimisation.
Includes a wraparound end-to-end cloud solution (Lot 4) for organisations requiring more support.


Which suppliers are on the framework?

 Agilisys DMW Group Shaping Cloud
 Aimes Management Services Fujitsu Softcat
 ANS Group Kainos Software SCC
 Automation Logic MTI Technology Sungard AS 
 BJSS Novosco Trustmarque Solutions
 CAE Technology Services Phoenix Software UK Cloud
 Capgemini UK Rackspace UK Fast
 CDW Risual Version 1


Scope of the framework: Lot Structure

Lot 1 Solution Design and Consultancy
Includes initial support ahead of Cloud adoption/implementation, analysis/mapping of 'as is' situation, cloud readiness assessments, architecture design, migration planning and more.

Lot 2 Infrastructure as a service (IaaS), Platform as a service (PaaS) and Software as a service (SaaS)
Includes public cloud and/or private and hybrid cloud hosting, processing, storage, networks, applications running on a cloud infrastructure and more.

Lot 3 Cloud Support Services
Includes real time support, access to professional expertise plus a wide range of ongoing or ad hoc specialist support services.

Lot 4 End-to-end Cloud Solution
All of the above under one Lot for a complete end to end solution.


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Framework Contact Info Telephone

E: NSBS.contractenquiries@nhs.net

For more framework agreements see our  Framework Agreements Portfolio [402KB]

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