Centerprise International has confirmed its inclusion on Link: Solutions IT – the new NHS Shared Business Services framework.
The firm gained the second highest scoring proposal out of the 15 companies accepted.
Link: Solutions IT is a multi-million pound procurement framework for NHS bodies, as well as other public sector institutions.
It will serve as a one-stop shop for IT, with a single lot covering cloud services, networking, virtualisation and managed services, as well as the latest trends in public sector IT procurement.
Centerprise has provided specialist IT within the NHS for a number of years. The new framework will run alongside the current Link: IT and so allows the firm to capitalise on its move into managed service provision, as well as providing a full product offering to NHS organisations.
Since diversifying into managed service provision in recent years, Centerprise believes it is well positioned to build on its wealth of knowledge and experience within the healthcare sector to supply the full array of services expected through this framework.
“This is another significant framework win for Centerprise. The NHS SBS framework offers NHS, and wider public sector bodies, a flexible and effective means to procure relevant services from a range of trusted suppliers,” said Centerprise sales director, Jeremy Nash.
“We are looking forward to working with NHS SBS and the Trusts to make this framework a success.”
The framework has been orchestrated by the Shared Business Services, a joint venture between the Department of Health and Sopra Steria that provides best practice and economic business services for the NHS.
Find out more about the NHS SBS framework at www.sbs.nhs.uk