IT suppliers are being sought to provide a "one-stop-shop" of IT equipment for public sector bodies across the UK through a framework which could be worth up to £150m.
Brunel University London is requesting tenders for the purchase for a range of IT equipment - including hardware, software, services and networks - through a framework which will be used across the UK. Over its four-year lifetime, its estimated worth will be worth between £20m and £150m.
Public bodies such as local authorities, educational establishments, police forces, NHS bodies and fire and rescue organisations will be able to use the framework, according to a recently published document.
"The public sector bodies have a need for a ‘one-stop-shop' to provide a range of ICT-related purchases and services," said the tender document.
Hardware required through the framework includes, but is not limited to, mainframes, PCs, laptops, netbooks, and AV gear and consumables, while software requirements include licences, upgrades, related services and software development.
"The supplier will be required to manage the supply chain and any sub-contractors on behalf of the purchasing customer," the tender added. "They will be required to provide product innovation, identify avoidable costs and facilitate cost reductions. If required, to also undertake contract and asset management (including asset tagging) for the customer.
"The provision of regular management information will be an important requirement for some customers and should include warranty information, asset information, stock delivery reports [and] product specifications."
Between three and five firms will be invited to tender or participate, the document states.
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