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Digital Workplace: Hardware (Link 3)

Framework Agreement Description 

The Digital Workplace: Hardware (Link 3) Framework can be used by NHS and wider public sector organisations to purchase end user client devices for corporate and clinical situations. The framework replaces the hugely popular Link 2: IT Hardware & Services Framework.

The framework agreement provides a compliant and very competitive buying vehicle for all commonly purchased IT category areas, with particular focus on end user computer products such as desktop PCs, laptop PCs, tablets, mobile devices, clinical displays, medical IT hardware, printers, scanners, peripherals and associated maintenance and deployment services. It also provides a one-stop-shop for bundled solutions. This includes access to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and Value-Added Resellers (VAR).

The catalogue contains a core basket of goods with competitive fixed pricing for at least two years, enables new innovative methods of purchasing IT hardware such as Device as a Service (DvaaS), finance leasing, and can be used to procure highly sustainable products.

This hardware framework complements our Digital Workplace Solutions Framework, which is designed to cover enterprise and end-to-end solutions including infrastructure and software.

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Digital Workplace: Hardware (Link 3)

Framework Agreement Information Digital Workplace: Hardware (Link 3) Framework

When does the framework start and finish?
01 March 2021 and runs until 28 February 2023

Who can take advantage?
All public sector organisations across the UK, including the NHS, Local Authorities, the Education sector, Charities, Blue Light Organisations and Housing

What does the framework cover?
End User Client devices & Accessories:
• Desktop PCs
• Laptops/Notebook devices
• Mobile Devices (tablets, mobile phones & wearables)
• Specialist healthcare related IT Hardware
    - PC/Laptop carts and peripherals
    - Clinical displays and peripherals
• Printers/Scanners
• A comprehensive one-stop shop
Throughout the Lots sustainable IT, deployment and support services are available

What are the benefits of using the framework?
Supplier range ensures approved organisations are supplied with IT solutions tailored to their needs, with innovative Device as a Solution offerings, and 'Core Basket' item prices fixed for 2 years.
Upgrade of specifications over lifespan of agreement.
By adopting a collaborative approach this enables lower pricing and cost-savings; by sharing the costs of programme management and procurement support.
Customers are available to conduct a direct call-off or undertake a mini-competition.
A total of 19 suppliers have been awarded to the framework which include manufacturers, resellers, and specialist medical IT providers.
The framework provides assurance of supply for all IT hardware covered under the agreement and is fully PCR2015 compliant and was advertised in the OJEU.

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Lots and Supplier Details




 Lot 1

Desktop PCs
(small form factor units, all-in-one units and thin client devices)

CDW, Computacenter, Dell, Getech, Insight Direct, Punch Technology, Softcat, SCC, Stone Computers, XMA 

 Lot 2

Laptop/Notebook Devices
(notebook devices, ruggedized devices, two-in-one units)

CDW, Dell, Getech, IDNS, Insight Direct, Ricoh, Softcat, SCC, Stone Computers, XMA 

 Lot 3

Mobile Devices (Tablets, Mobile Phones and Wearables)
(Slate devices, Smartphones, Smart Watches)

Academia, Bytes Software Services, CDW, Getech, IDNS, Insight Direct, Softcat, SCC, Stone Computers, XMA 

Lot 4

Specialist Healthcare related IT Hardware
(Mobile carts, Workstations, PACS monitors, Clinical displays)

 CDW, Dell, Insight Direct, Parity Computers, Softcat, SCC, Stone Computers, XMA

Lot 5

(3D printers, Asset/Barcode scanners, MFDs)

Bytes Software Services, CCS Media, Desk Top Publishing Micro Systems, Insight Direct, Insight Systems, MTI Technology, Ricoh, Softcat, SCC, XMA 

 Lot 6

(a combination of products from all Lots, or peripherals)

Bytes Software Services, CDW, Dell, Getech, Insight Direct, Softcat, SCC, Stone Computers, XMA 


To find out what the press have said about our Digital Workplace Solutions Framework, visit Computer Weekly and UK Authority

Related Frameworks

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

Audio Visual Solutions and Integrated Operating Theatres

The Audio Visual Solutions and Integrated Operating Theatres Framework covers a wide range of multi-national and SME providers with specialism in audio visual products and solutions, plus integrated operating theatres. This framework comprises of six Lots and includes bedside entertainment solutions, patient check-in devices and TV/AV products. The framework provides a compliant route to market for IT, estates, facilities and capital teams, as well as ward and theatre managers.

Cloud Solutions

This framework provides the NHS and public sector bodies with a compliant route to market for the provision of a wide range of cloud solutions. This framework offers a simple and streamlined route to purchase for contracting authorities, with suppliers restricted to a maximum of 20 per Lot.

Digital Workplace Solutions

Digital Workplace Solutions (formerly Link: IT Solutions) Framework provides a compliant route to market for the procurement of full end to end IT solutions, and individual elements of IT solutions.


Framework Contact Info Telephone

E: NSBS.contractenquiries@nhs.net

For more framework agreements see our  Framework Agreements Portfolio [212KB]

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