ICT Solutions Delivery – Professional Services and Consultancy Support (Ref: 2020/S 132-325146)


This framework has been developed after extensive research into the NHS spend for ICT consultancy services and market research into suppliers providing these services.

A wide range of services are covered within this multi-lot agreement alongside a multidisciplinary lot. It offers access to a range of quality consultancy providers with health industry experience.

The framework has been developed with a view to addressing any future technology needs and to meet ad-hoc ICT consultancy requirements.


  • Endorsed by NHS England as a recommended route to market for NHS buyers
  • 15 of the 21 suppliers awarded onto the framework are SME’s
  • Allows for the commissioning of a specific role or output without the need to recruit internal resources
  • Fixed pricing provides certainty in costs when contracting with a supplier under the framework
  • A compliant and easy-to-use route to market for competent and experienced ICT consultancy suppliers
  • Use of NHS call-off terms ensures a consistent and standard approach to contracting with suppliers, with local additions incorporated via the order form appendix

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Contract type

Framework Agreement

Framework owner

NHS North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative


ABI 1%


Lot 1: Clinical Information Systems, Lot 2: Non-clinical Information Systems, Lot 3: Infrastructure, Lot 4: Digital and Innovation, Lot 5: Auxiliary ICT Consultancy Services, Lot 6: Multidisciplinary ICT Healthcare Consultancy and Advisory Services.

List of suppliers

Answer Digital Ltd, Apira Ltd, Atos IT Services UK Ltd, AWTG Ltd, Boxxe Ltd (formerly Software Box Ltd), Deloitte LLP, EHJ & SJ Consultancy Ltd, Faculty of Clinical Informatics, Fordway Solutions Ltd, Health Systems Support Ltd, Ideal Health Consultants Ltd, Nautilus Consulting Ltd, Netcompany UK Ltd, NHS North of England Commissioning Support Unit, NHS Shared Business Services, Phoenix Software Ltd, QI Consulting Ltd, RedCortex Ltd, Risual Ltd, Solidsoft Reply, SynApps Solutions.

Contact name

Hanna Chipchase

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