IT managed service provider, Esteem, has been chosen as a delivery partner on the new NHS IT procurement framework, the ‘Provision of IT Infrastructure Hardware and Services’.
Esteem, having gone through a rigorous tendor exercise, has been listed as one of only six providers in the UK, on two out of the four lots; Lot 1: Server and Storage Hardware, Software and Maintenance’ and Lot 3: ‘IT Infrastructure Solution, Design and Delivery’.
The framework has been created by the North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative (NOE CPC). NOE CPC provides collaborative procurement and commercial solutions to the public sector. NOE CPC is one of the leading players in collaborative procurement within the NHS in England.
The framework will be used by NHS trusts across the UK, from Shropshire to the Scottish Borders, to get access to the best suppliers, and receive services at already agreed discounted costs.
Esteem CEO, Joe Connolly, said: “Having worked with some of the largest NHS Trusts in the UK, we’ve got the experience and expertise needed to deliver cost effective and innovative IT solutions to the healthcare market. This framework is very important to us to be able to demonstrate our expertise and commitment to the NHS.”
Commenting on the award of NOE CPC’s new framework agreement for the provision of IT Infrastructure Hardware & Services - Steve Sercombe, Corporate Procurement Director at NOE CPC said;
“We are pleased to confirm the establishment of a new framework agreement for the provision of IT Infrastructure Hardware & Services for use by our member NHS organisations located across England. The agreement comes into effect from 1stAugust 14.
A panel of eleven specialist IT organisations have been appointed to the new agreement, across four Lots. We look forward to working with those organisations to ensure the cost effective delivery of these solutions and services to the NHS.”
Article published: 06/08/2014