London – 10th September 2019 Following a rigorous tender process, Automation Logic has been chosen as one of the 24 Cloud providers awarded a place on the new NHS Shared Business Services Cloud Solutions Framework.
The framework is expected to run for an initial 2-year term with the option to extend to 2023 and will be accessible not only to NHS organisations, but also the wider public sector.
Given that not all organisations are in the same place on their cloud journey, the NHS SBS Cloud Solutions framework aims to provide public sector authorities with access to support services for every step of their journey to the cloud: from consultancy and readiness assessment, to the procurement of their infrastructure and platform and ongoing support, in-house skills development and cloud optimisation.
The new framework will provide a concise, OJEU-compliant (Official Journal of the European Union-compliant), flexible and accessible route to procure cloud solutions for public sector authorities with a smaller and more focused pool of suppliers. Only the top 10 or 20 outstanding suppliers have secured a place per Lot.
Buyers have the option of using either the direct award or mini-competition process, depending on their requirements, giving them the benefit of the agility and efficiency that cloud is renowned for, and enabling rapid and efficient solution deployment. To reflect the fast-evolving nature of the sector, the framework also encourages suppliers to bring forward innovative new products and solutions throughout the life of the agreement to benefit the public sector.
Automation Logic has been a long-standing supplier of DevOps and Cloud services to the UK public sector with clients such as the Ministry of Justice (MoJ), Her Majesty’s Passport Office (HMPO) and Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC). Drawing on our key partnerships with Amazon and Microsoft, AL will be able to provide real-time, ongoing support to the NHS and other public sector organisations through this framework along with access to professional expertise for Cloud readiness assessments, in-house capability building and cloud optimisation.
Automation Logic can be found on Lot 3 – Cloud Support Services (Individual Framework Reference: SBS/18/NH/WAR/9333/04).
For more information on the framework, access the web link here or join us for the ‘Procurement made easy’ webinar on 17th September 11 am to 12 pm where NHS SBS will provide an introduction to Cloud Solutions and how to procure through the framework.< Back