North of England
Commercial Procurement Collaborative

Contracts & Frameworks

IT Infrastructure Hardware and Services

This framework agreement offers servers, storage and associated products and services, across four lots covering:

  • Lot 1 - Server and storage hardware, software and maintenance
  • Lot 2 - Network infrastructure hardware and maintenance
  • Lot 3 - IT infrastructure solution design and delivery
  • Lot 4 - Co-location hosting

Lots covered

Lot 1 - Server and Storage Hardware, Software and Maintenance
Products available include servers and storage hardware plus accompanying software and maintenance.

Lot 2 - Network Infrastructure Hardware and Maintenance
Products available include routers, switches plus accompanying software and maintenance.

Lot 3 - IT Infrastructure Solution Design and Delivery
End to end solution design, supply of goods and project delivery; to include a combination of any of the following, but not be limited to:

  • Project Consultancy
  • Development of vision and strategic brief
  • Analysis of current systems and problem / opportunity definition
  • Options analysis
  • Conceptualisation / inception and viability studies
  • Technical, economic and/or operational analysis
  • Cost v benefit analysis
  • Recommendation of preferred solution
  • Requirements specification
  • Technical expertise to support on-going ICT projects
  • Supply of goods
  • Delivery of goods
  • Installation of goods
  • Project management
  • Implementation of required solutions
  • On-going support and maintenance of hardware/software as required

Lot 4 - Co-Location Hosting
Services include the provision of collocated hosting and rental of IT infrastructure hardware.


  • Compliant route to market
  • Named supplier products against NHS agreed minimum specifications include: storage hard drives; economy, high performance and SSD arrays; blades and blade enclosures and storage racks
  • Clear pricing for multiple named products
  • Single framework covering multiple associated products and services.


The trust may direct award on lots 1 and 2 and by using the trust spec conduct further competition on Lots 3 and 4.

Under certain circumstances further competitions may be conducted under lots 1 and 2.


  • CDW Ltd (formerly Kelway Limited)
  • Dell Corporation Limited
  • Esteem Systems Ltd
  • European Electronique Ltd
  • Insight Direct (UK) Ltd
  • Intrinsic Technology Limited
  • MCSa Group (formerly CSA Waverley Limited)
  • Redcentric Solutions Limited
  • Specialist Computer Centres plc
  • Softcat Limited
  • XMA (following acquisition of Viglen Limited)

NOE CPC Contact Information

Alison Petrie
Procurement Specialist
0114 399 2018 | 07824 597 081

IT Infrastructure Hardware and Services