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IT Hardware and Services (LINK3) (Ref: 2020/S 182-440755)


Provides trusts and other public sector authorities with a compliant, cost effective and easy to use framework to procure competitively priced and appropriately specified IT Hardware products, services and equipment including PC's, laptops, table devices, printers and specialist healthcare-related IT Hardware such as laptop carts and clinical displays.


  • Endorsed by NHS England as a recommended route to market for NHS buyers.
  • Capped pricing is offered on a core basket of devices which meet approved NHS standard specifications across all Lots
  • Supplier commitment to minimum product life cycles and notification period for planned product demise & introduction of new products
  • Sustainable products with demonstrable environmental benefits can be obtained throughout all available Lots
  • Suitable testing of the market that provides robust value-for-money assessed suppliers, which comply with latest guidance and regulations for the purchase of hardware products and services
  • Flexibility to change suppliers and products with no minimum volume or commitment period

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Contract type

Framework Agreement

Framework owner

NHS North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative


ABI 0.6%


Lot 1: Desktop PCs

Lot 2: Laptop/Notebook devices

Lot 3: Mobile Devices (tablets, mobile phones and wearables)

Lot 4: Specialist Healthcare-related IT Hardware

4a – PC/Laptop carts and peripherals

4b – Clinical displays and peripherals

Lot 5: Printers/Scanners

Lot 6: One Stop Shop

List of suppliers and awarded lots

Academia, Bytes Software, CCS Media, CDW Ltd, Computacenter (UK) Ltd, Dell Corporation Ltd, Desk Top Publishing Micro Systems Ltd, Getech Ltd, IDNS, Insight Direct, Insight Systems, MTI Technology, Parity Medical, Punch Technology, Ricoh, Softcat, Specialist Computer Centres (SCC), Stone Computers, XMA.

Contact name

Hanna Chipchase

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