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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?

Removes the requirement for NHS and wider public sector organisations to run costly individual procurement exercises, saving time and resource.
A compliant procurement exercise has been undertaken to ensure that suppliers meet all key standards and requirements.
The framework allows for new IT & Digital innovations to be added.
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.

Suppliers meet all necessary standards including cyber essentials, ISO 27001, ISO 14001, ISO 9001 & ISO13485.
The framework agreement was tendered under the standard NHS terms and conditions.
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.
Terms and conditions can be supplemented to account for local requirements. Pricing is negotiable in order to achieve value for money.



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Which suppliers are on the digital workplace solutions framework?

 Amicus IT

 European Electronique

 Six Degrees

 Bechtle Direct







 Mother Technologies

 Specalist Computer Centres (SCC)






 TET limited



 Total Computer Networks


 Proact IT






 XMA Limited


What is within scope of the framework agreement?

 Application Validation Environment Specific Application Software Storage including on premise and hybrid
 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
 CALS (Client Access Licenses) Professional Services/Consultancy/Implementation
 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 [577KB]

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