Vendor Neutral Managed Services
This framework agreement was developed to enable NHS trusts to procure managed services for clinical requirements that are not tied to a particular original equipment manufacturer (OEM).
Benefits of the contract
The key benefit of this framework agreement is that it allows for the call off of solutions without recourse to further competition, based on agreed pricing for the managed service solution. It enables trusts to benefit from the expertise of framework agreement suppliers to select the most economically advantageous solutions in accordance with trusts' needs, as well as enable HMRC-compliant contracts that enable VAT reclaim where appropriate.
This is a one lot framework agreement with three suppliers.