Link 2: IT Hardware and Services
Framework Agreement Description
The link 2 framework provides IT hardware and IT services to the NHS and wider public sector organisations. This framework for IT hardware products includes laptops, tablets, printers as well as deployment services and warranty services. Also included in this IT framework is specialist clinical IT hardware, green IT specialist healthcare related IT hardware, medical grade monitors, plus office and medical prescription printers.
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Framework Agreement Information
When does it start?
13 December 2016 until 12 March 2021
Who can take advantage?
All NHS SBS Approved Organisations
What does the framework cover?
• Specialist clinical IT hardware
• Green IT
• Deployment services
• Medical grade monitors
• Third-party warranty provision
• One-stop shop
What are the benefits of using the framework?
• COMPETITIVE PRICING
Supplier range ensures Trusts are supplied with IT solutions tailored to their needs and competitive pricing.
• RATIONALISATION OF MARKET
No need for Trusts to run their own tendering process.
• COST SAVINGS
By adopting a collaborative approach this enables lower pricing and cost-savings; by sharing the costs of programme management and procurement support.
Trusts are available to conduct a direct call off or undertake a mini-competition.
Upgrade of specifications over life-span of agreement.
• QUALITY ASSURANCE
The framework provides assurance of supply for all IT hardware covered under the agreement and is fully OJEU compliant.
Centerprise, Dell, HP, Softcat, SCC, Stone, XMA
Centerprise, Dell, HP, Insight Direct, Softcat, SCC, Stone, XMA
Tablets, Slate Computers
Centerprise, Dell, Insight Direct, Softcat, Software Box, Stone, XMA
Specialist Healthcare Related IT Hardware
Centerprise, Insight Direct, Parity Computers, Softcat, SCC
Clinical Monitors, Medical Displays
Dell, Parity Computers, Softcat, SCC, Stone
"Green" Sustainably Sourced IT Hardware
HP, Stone, XMA
Printers, Scanners, Asset Scanners
Centerprise, Insight Direct, HP, Softcat, SCC, Stone, XMA
Centerprise, Softcat, SCC, Stone, XMA
Third Party warranty providers
Dacoll, Esteem Systems, Insight Direct, Softcat, XMA
One Stop Shop
HP, Insight Direct, Softcat, SCC, Stone
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