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Digital Workplace Solutions

Framework Agreement Description 

The digital workplace solutions framework (replacing Link: IT Solutions) provides an OJEU compliant route to market for the procurement of full end-to-end IT solutions, and individual elements of IT solutions. The digital framework can ensure delivery of effective consumer-oriented technologies that meet your requirements across a range of IT infrastructure areas. This includes: data centre infrastructure, servers and storage, networking and security products, end user computing hardware and software, bespoke software, professional services and training. The framework complements Link 2: IT Hardware and Services, which focuses on end user client devices.

The main objective of this digital workplace solutions framework, is to meet complex customer specific requirements through provision of a bundled solution of IT products and services, which may include elements from several of the different categories available.

The full breakdown of products and services available are including, but not limited to:servers, storage, data centre infrastructure, switches, back-up and recovery, client devices, virtualization platforms, VDI connection protocol, virtualization management, session broker, desktop operating systems, application virtualization, profile and data re-direction, client access licenses, environment specific application software, application validation, and software including complete off the shelf, third party, niche and bespoke, security products, professional services/consultancy/implementation services, networking, maintenance and management, training and all other associated services and peripherals.

 

Framework Agreement Information

Digital Workplace Solutions [483KB]

Digital Workplace Solutions (replacing Link: IT Solutions)

When does the framework start?
10 August 2020 - 09 August 2022 (with the option to extend to 2024)

What is the aim of the framework?
This is a new framework, which replaces the very successful Link: IT Solutions framework agreement. It provides a compliant route to source effective consumer-oriented technologies that meet your requirements across a range of IT infrastructure, hardware and software areas.

Who can take advantage?
All NHS and Public Sector Authorities

Digital Workplace Solutions Framework

What are the benefits of using the framework?

• NHS AND WIDER PUBLIC SECTOR ACCESS
Removes the requirement for NHS and wider public sector organisations to run costly individual procurement exercises, saving time and resource.
• OJEU AVOIDANCE
A compliant procurement exercise has been undertaken to ensure that suppliers meet all key standards and requirements.
•  IT & DIGITAL INNOVATION
The framework allows for new IT & Digital innovations to be added.
•  CALL OFF OPTIONS
Approved Organisations can call off for up to 7 years under the framework agreement and can either Direct award or run a further mini-competition.

• STANDARDS
Suppliers meet all necessary standards including cyber essentials, ISO 27001, ISO 14001, ISO 9001 & ISO13485.
• STANDARD TERMS AND CONDITIONS
The framework agreement was tendered under the standard NHS terms and conditions.
• VARIED SUPPLY BASE
A total of 28 suppliers have been awared to the framework varying from SME's to OEM's and well established re-sellers in the public sector market place.
• FLEXIBILITY
Terms and conditions can be supplemented to account for local requirements. Pricing is negotiable in order to achieve value for money.

 

 

View the framework agreements View the framework agreements

 

Which suppliers are on the digital workplace solutions framework?

 Amicus IT

 European Electronique

 Six Degrees

 Bechtle Direct

 Insight

 Softcat

 CDW

 Khipu

 SoftwareBox

 Centerprise

 Mother Technologies

 Specalist Computer Centres (SCC)

 Cisilion

 Novosco

 Switchshop

 Computacenter

 Nviron

 TET limited

 Dacoll

 Phoenix

 Total Computer Networks

 Dell

 Proact IT

 Trustco

 EACS

 RioMed

 Trustmarque

  

 XMA Limited

 

What is within scope of the framework agreement?

 Application Validation Environment Specific Application Software Storage including on premise and hybrid
solutions
 Application Virtualization Maintenance, management and support services Network Switches
 Back-up and Recovery Networking which includes Local Area Networks
(LAN), Storage Area Networks (SAN) and Wider
Area Networks (WAN)
 Third Party Software including Commercial off
the Shelf (COTS) software and Bespoke/Niche
Software
 CALS (Client Access Licenses) Professional Services/Consultancy/Implementation
Services
 Training
 Client Devices Profile & Data Re-direction VDI Connection Protocol
 Data Centre Infrastructure Security Virtualization Management
 Desktop Applications Servers Virtualization Platforms
 Desktop Operating Systems Session Broker 

 

To find out what the press have said about our digital workplace solutions framework, visit Computer Weekly and Digital Health News

 

Related Frameworks

You might also be interested to find out more about our related frameworks:

Cloud Solutions

Cyber Security Services

Link 2: IT Hardware and Services

 

Framework Contact Info Telephone

E: NSBS.contractenquiries@nhs.net

For more framework agreements see our  Framework Agreements Portfolio [581KB]

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