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Data Centres, Maintenance, Cloud Hosting and Security - 944

Data Centres

 This framework covers datacentre build, management, maintenance, security and hosting of data and all the solutions around these areas. The aim is to ensure your data is stored and available with the ability to store, secure and maintain the environments that it is housed in whether that be in premise, off premise or in the cloud. The 12 lots span across these services offering both the wider public sector and education the capability of achieving uptime for their data applications.

Lots as follows :

Lot 1 - Facility Maintenance
Lot 2 - Enterprise Hardware Management
Lot 3 - Design
Lot 4 - Audit and Consultancy
Lot 5 - Cloud, Cloud Services and Hosting
Lot 6 - Build including Modular and Installation Services
Lot 7 - Managed Service
Lot 8 - Business Continuity and Disaster Workplace Recovery
Lot 9 - Education Services
Lot 10 - Colocation /Shared Hosting Services
Lot 11 - Data Security Solutions
Lot 12 - Network Connectivity Services


Designed to meet the needs of all public sector organisations including central government, charities, housing, education, emergency services, local authority and NHS establishments.
Period: 06 August 2019 - 31 July 2023
Extension Opportunities: Not applicable
OJEU Framework Notice: 2019/S 511-829041
OJEU Award Notice: 2019/S158-391153
Geographic Coverage: National

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This framework agreement has been established to allow customers to purchase goods, works or services via further competition. Benefits of using the framework agreement include:

This framework is compliant with UK/EU procurement legislation - we've done the work, so there's no need for you to run a full EU procurement process, reducing risk and timescales for customers

Assured supplier standards - Suppliers listed on the framework were assessed during the procurement process for their financial stability, compliance to legislation, experience and technical and professional ability to give customers confidence of a quality service

Supplier choice – A range of suppliers, offering excellent choice between SME’s, resellers and specialist organisations

Aggregation of spend - customers will receive the benefits of the aggregated spend volume and increased leverage in the market

Easy to use - Customers need only to identify their requirements, present these to the market and award a contract. This can be done either via YPO or directly with the awarded suppliers

Full support service – YPO can assist you with your procurement and managing the call off-process, from the building of documents, running the further competition, through to evaluation. YPO can conduct this on your behalf (at no cost to you) taking care of all key areas making the process totally hassle free and compliant with as little or much involvement as you require

Available to use by all UK public sector bodies

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The route to market for this solution is via a further competition and our experienced team are on hand to help you through every step of this process – offering practical advice and support when you need it.

Our free support includes:

Further competition support

    • Assistance with or management of the supplier pre-engagement
    • Assistance and guidance in the drafting of the documentation, including the provision of template documents
    • Advice on the specification, including the provision of anonymised specifications
    • Advice on the award criteria, including sustainability to ensure compliance
    • Advertising the further competition on YPO’s e-tendering portal – ProContract, and full administration of the process, including clarification log management
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                  1. YPO can administer the full end-to-end further competition process
                  2. Request temporary access to ProContract and run the further competition yourself or with our support
                  3. If you're a current user of ProContract you can access and use our solutions directly without our involvement. View the 'How to access YPO’s frameworks directly' user guide.
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    • Moderation of the evaluation process
    • Drafting/checking award and rejection letters, including provision of template documents

Standard documents available

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Specification examples
   • Example award questions
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   • Call-off contract terms and conditions



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   2bm Limited is a specialist Data Centre Design and Build Company. Trading since 2002, we have delivered many major projects to Blue Chip companies, Governmental organisations and many of the countries educational institutions. At the forefront of bespoke design, build, refurbishment and upgrade of server rooms and data centres. Our team of M&E engineers push the boundaries of technology in providing creative solutions to the most complex projects – including HPC, design and build, portable and modular data centres, mechanical and electrical projects, structured cabling and consultancy.
To find out more, please visit the 2bm website.
   Amazon Web Services (AWS) Public Sector helps government, education, and nonprofit customers deploy cloud services to reduce costs, drive efficiencies, and increase innovation. With AWS, you only pay for what you use, with no up-front physical infrastructure expenses or long-term commitments. Public Sector organisations of all sizes use AWS to build applications, host websites, harness big data, store information, conduct research, improve online access for citizens, and more. AWS has dedicated teams focused on helping our customers pave the way for innovation and, ultimately, make the world a better place through technology. 
To find out more, please visit the Amazon Web Services website.
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    Founded in 1976, CGI is among the largest IT and business consulting services firms in the world. Operating in hundreds of locations across the globe, CGI delivers an end-to-end portfolio of capabilities, from strategic IT and business consulting to systems integration, managed IT and business process services and intellectual property solutions. CGI works with clients through a local relationship model complemented by a global delivery network to help clients achieve their goals, including becoming customer- and citizen-centric digital enterprises.
Our global perspective enhances our deep local relationships. Working side-by-side with clients to support their most strategic initiatives, our dedicated experts provide practical innovation to create powerful results in central and local government, education, emergency services, healthcare, utilities, transport and manufacturing as well as telecommunications, financial services, space and defence. Our aim is to be our clients’ partner and expert of choice. In 2019, CGI joined the UK government-backed Northern Powerhouse Partners Programme to strengthen our links in the North of England and we opened two new offices in Salford and Liverpool to grow our presence and reinforce our commitment to invest in the region.
To find out more, please visit the CGI website.
 YPO Data Centre Supplier   Daisy Corporate Services is a UK centric supplier of business communications services with a strong focus on the public sector. 
With nearly 30 years’ experience in the IT marketplace Daisy is one of the largest and most comprehensive suppliers in the UK and  provides a range of services and solutions that enables public sector organisations to harness an array of the latest IT, communications and cloud technologies delivering efficiency, powering productivity and conserving expenditure - ultimately delivering a more citizen-centric service to the UK population.
To find out more, please visit the Daisy Corporate Services website.
 YPO Data Centre Supplier   We are EHJ & SJ Consultancy Ltd and pride ourselves in offering a range of Digital Security Services supporting a wide range of challenges business face,

whether this be: IT migration programmes involving both Data Centres and Cloud environments, deploying new Infrastructure or wishing to assess an existing IT environment.
From understanding and implementing SecDevOps and Application Security to performing Security Architecture reviews of your Cloud/Data Centre estate, we recognise the problems our Customers face. Our Team of security consultants have an extensive history working in IT and Software Development combined with Operational Security experience allowing us to deliver tailored solutions or address challenges our Clients face.
Regardless of the project size or challenge, our aim is to ensure we listen to your concerns and provide you with a service that will provide protection from threats using innovative approaches in our methodology of delivery and ensure that infrastructure is secure.
To find out more, please visit the EHJ & SJ Consultancy website.

 YPO Data Centre Supplier  

Insight is one of the world’s leading single source providers of IT products, services and solutions. Spanning the entire IT lifecycle, with more than 120,000 name-brand hardware, software and peripherals, along with a full line of services tailored to support the changing and unique needs of technology buyers, Insight employs over 950 people in offices in London, Sheffield and Manchester. Insight's unique model combines an array of advanced services and expert technical resources with a far-reaching supply chain to provide you the level of solution support you need – whenever you need it. Our technology practices bring deep technical skills in vital solution areas to help you implement strategic technologies. Our Life cycle and Management Services give you new ways to balance changing IT priorities and limited resources. From competitively priced computers, hardware and software to services ranging from basic configuration to advanced design implementation and financing, we solve the IT needs of businesses and organisations of all sizes. We bring together expert knowledge, vendor accreditations and a full global presence, all with the aim of acting as Your Trusted IT Advisor.
To find out more, please visit the Insight website.

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   KCOM is re-imagining the power of cloud-based technologies. With technical expertise and consultancy at the core of what we do, we help enterprises and public-sector organisations transform their IT and communications infrastructure to solve their complex business challenges. KCOM is a specialist in managed network services, cloud transformation and native cloud development. 
To find out more, please visit the KCOM website.
 YPO Keysource Supplier   Keysource is one of the world’s leading specialists in critical environments, helping to ensure business continuity for clients across the globe. In today’s fiercely competitive world, keeping your business up and running is non-negotiable. So it’s vital to ensure you have the right approach to your critical and technology infrastructure.
Our in-house specialists are perfectly placed to provide services and solutions for business critical environments, from initial consultancy to full project implementation and on-going management of operations.
To find out more, please visit the Keysource website.
 YPO Data Centre Supplier   Konica Minolta provides flexible IT solutions that enable public sector organisations to drive greater operational efficiency through digital enablement. With cost-effective commercial models we understand the complexities around procuring ICT services and deliver greater transparency and flexibility for our clients.
To find out more, please visit the Konica Minolta website.
 YPO Data Centre Supplier   Mavin Powercube design, build and maintain bespoke, scalable and secure Containerised Modular DataCentres (CMDC’s) and Modular datacentre buildings. Our award winning, British designed and built solution delivers a 100% bespoke, end-to-end solution, including full environmental preparation, power presentation, module fabrication, detailed project management and full support wrap services.

Mavin Powercube has various design concepts incorporating a calculated balance between traditional, current and next generation ideologies. Referenceable within the Public and Private sectors, across University, NHS and Defence clients, our turn-key solutions are designed to maximise efficiency, space requirement and provide scalable, robust and resilient critical infrastructure environments, entirely tailored to our client’s operational requirements and featuring security ratings up to SR5 and European Ballistic Standards.
To find out more, please visit the Mavin Powercube website.

 Data Centre - Nigsun logo   Nigsun Operates its own data-centre around the globe and has data peering points co-located in some of the most respected data-centre facility providers in the world. We focus and analyse our capabilities including physical security and environmental controls to secure our infrastructure from physical threat or impact. Nigsun Cloud is flexible, scalable and enables your teams to collaborate and innovate together — from anywhere, in real time. We have diverse paths for connectivity and operate a robust DR solution. We can customize the requirement to meet the innovative needs of the service and research industry. Nigsun latest site at Stevenage is fully owned and managed by the team of experts, its built to the Tier 3 standards and complies to ISO 27001. Nigsun also offer Software defined WAN solutions and provide 24/7/365 support through its NOC based in UK. 
To find out more, please visit the Nigsun website.
 YPO Data Centre PakrPlace Logo   For more than 25 years, Park Place Technologies has been the premier third-party maintenance provider for storage, server and networking hardware to our global customer base. Our ability to provide hardware maintenance spams across all tier 1 OEM’s including HPE, Dell, EMC, IBM, NetApp, Hitachi, Cisco, Oracle, Lenovo, Brocade, Juniper and more. We are committed to driving the future of digital infrastructure support – introducing innovative tools and services that create financial and operational efficiencies for all of our customers.
To find out more, please visit the Park Place Technologies website.
 Phoenix   At Phoenix we believe that by using IT we can enable UK Public Sector organisations to innovate, transform and deliver smart connected services to staff, citizens, patients, tenants and students. As a 100% Public Sector focused IT Solution and Service provider, we do this by understanding the individual goals of each and every organisation that we work with to help them modernise their workplace by harnessing the power of cloud, data, AI, security and collaboration tools. By working in true partnership with you, and our strategic partners, we will design a solution that not only meets your objectives, but is also on time, on budget and delivers the remarkable outcomes that you require. 
To find out more, please visit the Phoenix website.
 Pure Technology Group  
📱 IT expertise 📱 ⚡️ innovation ⚡️ 🥇 world-class service 🥇

IT in the public sector is a priority investment area for Pure Technology Group and has been since our inception in 2007. As always this has been fuelled by our passion for the three things that matter most to our company – our customers, our people & technology. Our commitment to service excellence and solution knowledge is earning us a growing reputation for the provision of public sector solutions. PTG’s aspiration for the YPO framework and its other state sector partners is to play a major role in the journey to digitise service delivery in the public sector. 
To find out more, please visit the Pure Technology Group website.
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Established in 2006, razorblue is an award-winning provider of managed IT, cloud and hosting, security services, superfast connectivity, and business software solutions across a wide range of industries. The firm is based in the North East, and has 7 located across Catterick, Wynyard, Leeds, Manchester, London and Scotland. The business has seen 363% growth over the last 5 years with a headcount of over 120 staff members nationwide. They work with around 500 businesses across the UK and over one third of these are based in the North East.

razorblue’s Managed IT Services provide reactive and proactive support for clients, with an in-house Service Desk team, that are available 24/7. Their entire operation is delivered and supported by their own UK-based team and is not outsourced at any point. In addition to this, unlike their competitors, they own and operate their own resilient national ISP network with external internet connectivity, putting them in complete control and guaranteeing peace of mind clients that they will receive an excellent service.

azorblue’s approach is different. They prefer to inform, educate, and advise, so the businesses they work with have an understanding of the options and the benefits they can bring to their business. Acting as a partner, rather than a provider, razorblue don’t believe in a pushy sales approach and only supply the solutions that clients need. Working with industry-leading suppliers such as Microsoft, Citrix, Sophos, Mimecast and more, to ensure that their clients can get the most out of the newest and greatest products on the market. razorblue continually add to their portfolio of services to stay ahead of the pace of change. To find out more, please visit the razorblue website.

 YPO Data Centre Supplier   At Redcentric, we align technology to your organisational needs, delivering organisational agility, assured availability and smarter working. Redcentric, a leading provider of IT solutions for the public sector, delivers accredited, secure and robust network, voice and data solutions helping organisations transform, operate and evolve their IT infrastructures. CN-SP for HSCN, PSN accredited, with vast amounts of expertise and experience across central, local government and healthcare sectors.  We provide secure access to major cloud platforms, Public, Private or Hybrid, through our own UK data centres, and are the only CN-SP to be able to deliver HSCN connectivity into Azure and AWS.
To find out more, please visit the Redcentric website.
 YPO Supplier CSS   SCC helps government and the wider public sector deploy IT products and solutions that improve their business by reducing cost of ownership, drive efficiencies, and increase user experience and productivity.  Public Sector organisations of all sizes use SCC to plan, supply, integrate and manage their business requirements from a wide range of leading technology Vendors.  Our depth of experience and knowledge gained over the last 30 years has earned us a reputation as a thought leader and trusted advisor. Whether it was being appointed as one of the first national resellers to deliver technology to the NHS or being the first provider awarded Pan-Government accreditation for its Secure Cloud Services, SCC has always been a leader in the provision of innovative technology services to the UK Public Sector.
SCC has dedicated teams focused on helping you unleash the potential of your IT and, ultimately, make the planet a better place through sustainable technology.
To find out more, please visit the SCC website.
 YPO Data Centre Supplier  

Secure I.T. Environments Limited is a UK based design and build data centre specialist, providing Modular and Containerised.
Secure data centres to the NHS, Commercial, Education, Hosting MOD and Retails sectors throughout the United Kingdom.
For existing data centres we offer services covering all areas of refurbishment from legacy DC upgrades to Equipment refresh and complete facility optimisation – improving existing environments to ensure energy efficient performance gains, cost savings and total business benefits. Our strategy has always been having a “partner” relationship with our clients as we believe this long-term relationship is the key to our growth and success. We constantly find achieving this ethic, our customers receive creative and practical solutions, excellent service and real value for money.
To find out more, please visit the Secure IT Environment website.

 Shaping Cloud   Shaping Cloud are a company entirely dedicated to helping the public sector embrace the opportunities provided by cloud and digital services. We believe that public and hybrid cloud provide a unique opportunity for the public sector to re-imagine the way services are delivered and drive better outcomes for staff, patients and citizens alike. Our products and services are designed to inform, advise, guide and help partner organisations to transform their IT delivery and realise the benefits of digital transformation. 
To find out more, please visit the Shaping Cloud website.
 YPO Data Centre Supplier   Six Degrees is a cloud-led managed service provider. It works as a collaborative technology partner with organisations making a digital transition.
Always placing clients at the heart of its strategy, Six Degrees’ passionate teams combine technical expertise and deep knowledge of the public sector landscape to innovate, craft, and manage the right solutions to power their organisations.
The breadth and strength of Six Degrees’ technology is its foundation. Six Degrees owns Data Centres across the UK and provides solutions from full Managed Services to Data Centre Services, colocation and Hosting. Six Degrees also has its own Next Generation Network and can provide Network Services and unified communications solutions -  all with private, public, and hybrid cloud Services at its core.
Six Degrees works collaboratively and builds long-term partnerships through exceptional services that match its clients’ needs with a track record working with Government Digital Service, Ministry of Justice, West Midlands Ambulance Service, North West Leicester Council and other local authorities as well as ‘blue light’ services. It continually innovates the right solutions to enable clients’ brilliance.
To find out more, please visit the Six Degrees website.
 YPO Data Centre Supplier   UKCloud is dedicated to helping the UK Public Sector by delivering more choice and flexibility through safe and trusted cloud technology.

We own and operate UK sovereign, industry leading, multi-cloud platforms. They are secure, assured and located from the Government’s Crown Campus. Our platforms are open, making them easy to adopt, easy to use and easy to leave.
We are dedicated to helping our customers gain value from the agility and cost savings of using a sovereign, assured multi-cloud platform.
To find out more, please visit the UKCloud website.

 YPO Data Centre Supplier   Venom IT is a full-service IT provider based in Manchester, specialising in Cloud hosting and cyber security solutions, as well as offering award-winning IT support. Venom IT is a trusted Microsoft Silver Partner and is ISO 9001, 27001 and 27017 certified. We are also Cyber Essentials accredited, and officially a G-Cloud 11 approved Cloud Services Provider. This means our Cloud Hosting, Cloud Software and Cloud Support services meet the high criteria as set by HM’s government, ensuring that all of our services are ultra-secure.
Venom IT was established by siblings Rebecca & Steven Powell in a converted garage at their family home in Sale, Manchester back in 2009. Since that time they have managed to grow their company from these humble beginnings with just the two of them, to one that employs over 20 technicians and engineers. Venom IT now services close to 1000 companies in the UK and abroad.
To find out more, please visit the Venom IT website.
 YPO Data Centre Supplier   At Workspace Technology, we aim to deliver competitive advantage to our clients through the design and implementation of agile, quality and expertly engineered data centre infrastructure solutions. From bespoke full-scale design and build projects to modular, pre-fabricated and micro data centre solutions, we work alongside our loyal clients from a variety of sectors to deliver ‘fit for purpose’ systems that far exceed their expectations. Our range of expertise enables us to offer a 360-degree in-house delivery service from design to build, commissioning and comprehensive post completion maintenance and support contracts.
To find out more, please visit the Workspace Technology website.
 YPO Data Centre Supplier  

Zsah is an award-winning cloud and managed technology services company headquartered in the UK, but with a global reach.
Our services include cloud-based strategy, consulting and implementation of Private Cloud, Hybrid Cloud (through our award-winning Gridz management tool), Smart Disaster Recovery, Network Security Audits, GDPR Compliance and bespoke Application Hosting Solutions.
We are ISO 27001 Information Security Management compliant and ISO 9001 Quality Assurance compliant.
To find out more, please visit the Zsah website.

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