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December's Contract of the Month is IT Hardware and Services (Link 2)

04/12/2018

Overview

Following the popularity of the original LINK IT Hardware and Services Framework let by NOE CPC and NHS SBS, an OJEU re-procurement has been undertaken to establish this replacement LINK IT 2 Framework. This framework provides the ability to purchase a wide range of IT hardware and associated services across the 10 lots, each specialising in a specific portfolio of IT Hardware and related services.

 

Benefits

  • Wide portfolio of IT hardware suitable for both office and clinical environments
  • Fixed pricing for standard NHS specifications
  • Flexible framework for use by NHS and other public sector organisations - “spot-buying” as well as longer term strategic purchases
  • Saving opportunities - depending on product specification and supplier choice
  • Robust contractual protection
  • Supplier commitment to minimum product lifecycles and notification period for planned product demise and introduction of new products
  • Ability to procure products with high sustainability benefits and energy consumption efficiencies and/or gain detailed information about the Energy Performance of products purchased
  • Supporting services including a range of deployment and maintenance packages
  • Provides a route to market for new technologies over the life of the framework i.e. Phablets and detachable devices
  • The ability to procure a bundle of hardware requirements through Lot 10.

 

Providers

  • Centerprise International Ltd
  • Dacoll Limited
  • Dell Corporation Ltd
  • Esteem System Ltd
  • HP Inc Ltd UK
  • Insight Direct (UK) Ltd
  • Parity Medical Ltd
  • Softcat Ltd
  • Software Box Ltd
  • Specialist Computer Centre (SCC)
  • Stone Computers Limited
  • XMA Limited

Please note that not all supplier are awarded to all lots. A full breakdown of suppliers by lot can be found in the briefing document.

 

Any questions?

Contact Alison Petrie

Senior Category Manager – ICT and Technology

alison.petrie@noecpc.nhs.uk

0114 399 2018 | 07824 597 081

For more information about this contract please click here.

Written by Kate Warman