Technology Products 2 - RM3733

Technology Products
Technology Products 2 (RM3733) offers customers a flexible and compliant route to market for all their commodity technology product needs; whether it is a single cable or an entire corporate infrastructure.

There are 6 lots:

Lot 1: Hardware - This lot is for the purchase of items such as tablets, laptops, PC’s, printers, servers, network equipment, telephones and audio visual products. If you would like to purchase software to work alongside your hardware Lot 3 is recommended. This Lot is further competition only where all suppliers should be invited to respond to your tender.

Lot 2: Software - This lot is for the purchase of software for your devices. If you would like to purchase hardware to work alongside your software Lot 3 is recommended. This Lot is further competition only where all suppliers should be invited to respond to your tender.

Lot 3: Combined Hardware and Software Requirements - This Lot is for customers who have a combined requirement for IT hardware and software and want to purchase it from one supplier. Only suppliers who were awarded to both Lots 1 and 2 have been appointed to Lot 3.

Lot 4: Information Assured Products - This Lot is designed for use by customers who want to buy enhanced security products or dispose of highly sensitive or confidential information or assets safely and securely. Only suppliers who are compliant with CESG standards are featured on this Lot.

Lot 5: Volume Hardware Requirements - Lot 5 is right for you if you want to purchase large hardware requirements, typically around 500+ of an identical unit. Customers can contract directly with a manufacturer but further competitions should be completed according to your technical requirements rather than for a specific product provided by a particular brand.

Lot 6: Catalogue - This lot offers an extensive range of hardware and software products that can be purchased through an easy to use online catalogue, via a direct award - https://purchasingplatform.crowncommercial.gov.uk/

Who can use the framework?
The framework agreement is available to all public sector bodies.

How to use the framework?
The framework can be accessed by Direct Award or by issuing a Further Competition.
Framework Period: 31 October 2016 - 30 October 2018
Extension Opportunities: Option to extend up to 30/10/2020
OJEU Framework Notice: 2016/S 099-177221
OJEU Award Notice:
Geographic Coverage: National

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  • Full YPO support and technical expertise

  • Access to flash sales and aggregated e-auctions

  • 68 high quality suppliers (54% SMEs)

  • Flexible routes to market

  • Dynamic catalogue functionality (Lot 6)

  • Best public sector prices

  • Capped margins - suppliers’ margins are contractually capped and audited on a monthly basis

  • Reduced timescales - no further OJEU process needed

  • Pre-defined terms and conditions

  • Call-off contracts can be up to 5 years (depending on circumstances)

  • Framework developed in collaboration with ESPO, CCS & MoD


  • Lot 1 - Hardware
    This lot is for the purchase of items such as tablets, laptops, PC’s, printers, servers, network equipment, telephones and audio visual products. If you would like to purchase software to work alongside your hardware Lot 3 is recommended. This Lot is further competition only where all suppliers should be invited to respond to your tender.
    Suppliers: 29

  • Lot 2 - Software
    This lot is for the purchase of software for your devices. If you would like to purchase hardware to work alongside your software Lot 3 is recommended. This Lot is further competition only where all suppliers should be invited to respond to your tender.
    Suppliers: 21

  • Lot 3 - Combined Hardware and Software Requirements
    This lot is for customers who have a combined requirement for IT hardware and software and want to purchase it from one supplier. Only suppliers who were awarded to both Lots 1 and 2 have been appointed to Lot 3.
    Suppliers: 19

  • Lot 4 - Information Assured Products
    This lot is designed for use by customers who want to buy enhanced security products or dispose of highly sensitive or confidential information or assets safely and securely. Only suppliers who are compliant with CESG standards are featured on this Lot.
    Suppliers: 8

  • Lot 5 - Volume Hardware Requirements
    Lot 5 is right for you if you want to purchase large hardware requirements, typically around 500+ of an identical unit. Customers can contract directly with a manufacturer but further competitions should be completed according to your technical requirements rather than for a specific product provided by a particular brand.
    Suppliers: 8

  • Lot 6 - Catalogue
    This lot offers an extensive range of hardware and software products that can be purchased through an easy to use online catalogue, via a direct award which can be found here.
    Suppliers: 49

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