Procurement - technology peripherals and infrastructure framework: lot 2 - buyer's guide

Buyer's guide for procurement framework for information and communication technology (ICT) products - technology peripherals and infrastructure framework - lot 2 - (SP-21-012).


Framework overview

The ICT products portfolio covers a wide range of ICT products through a number of specific framework agreements, listed below:

This buyer’s guide refers to the Technology Peripherals and Infrastructure Framework Infrastructure Projects Lot (Lot 2).

The procurement strategy recommended the appointment of a single supplier to Lot 1 and up to four suppliers to Lot 2.

Lot 1 (IT Hardware Catalogue Lot) will provide an easy route to market for end users for transactional and commonly available products through a single supplier catalogue capable of offering the complete range of products and services. Lot 1 has been awarded to Computacenter (UK) Ltd.

Lot 2 (IT Infrastructure Projects Lot) will provide users with the opportunity to run further competitions for higher value or more complex project related requirements. Lot 2 has been awarded to Insight Direct (UK) Ltd, Computacenter (UK) Ltd, Softcat Ltd, XMA Limited. 

This document has been prepared specifically for Lot 2. A separate document prepared for Lot 1 is also available.

The framework will run from Monday 16 May 2022 to 15 May 2025 with the option of 1 x 12 month extension period.

Availability

The framework agreement is available for use by all Scottish public and third sector bodies.

For all ICT products frameworks, a supplier catalogue is available through the secure Knowledge Hub site. If you do not have access to the secure stakeholder site, please ensure you are registered on Knowledge Hub and complete the membership request form. Please email the completed form to scottishprocurement@gov.scot.

Scope

The Technology Peripherals and Infrastructure Framework Lot 2 will include the supply and delivery of network infrastructure, servers and storage products and services but may also include audio-visual, general peripheral items and single function desktop printers.

Services

Under this Lot 2, a number of associated services will be available from the four contractors, these include, but are not limited to:

  • site surveys for audio visual, networking or wireless projects
  • unified communications, room booking system survey and installations
  • install to desk of printer/scanner (connection, power up test, software installs, removal of packaging)
  • asset tagging
  • bonded storage devices
  • network connection of devices
  • memory installs (legacy client devices)
  • hard drive installs (legacy client devices)
  • graphic card install (legacy client devices)
  • installation of projectors or interactive boards and
  • installation of networking equipment

Any service requirement, including commercial terms, will be subject to agreement between the buyer and contractors. Contractors can also provide assistance in identifying suitable products and/or solutions which meet your business requirements.

Framework suppliers

This is a multi-contractor Lot with four different contractors who, in alphabetical order, are:

  • Computacenter UK Ltd
  • Insight Direct UK Ltd
  • Softcat UK Ltd
  • XMA Ltd

These contractors were selected after a robust procurement process in line with public procurement regulations. The contractors meet all the required minimum requirements including environmental and technical standards, and also represent best sustainable value for money.

Supplier contact details

Computacenter UK Ltd
First Floor, Leven House
10 Lochside Place, Edinburgh Park
Edinburgh
EH12 9DF

Account Managers:
Gareth Gray
Gareth.Gray@Computacenter.com
Mobile: 07385 404169

Colin Harvey
Colin.Harvey@Computacenter.com
Mobile: 07867 500824

Mini competition address: government@computacenter.com

Insight Direct
5 Candymill Lane
Bothwell Bridge Business Park
Hamilton
ML3 0FD

Framework Manager: John Connolly
scotlandmail@insight.com
M: 07525-985525

Mini competition address: pstenderteam@insight.com

Softcat Ltd
Fieldhouse Lane
Marlow
Buckinghamshire
SL7 1LW

Framework Manager: Stuart Brown
StuartBro@softcat.com
M: 07968 629573 

Mini competition address: scotcat@softcat.com

XMA Limited
Pavilion 2, Junction 24 Business Park
Helen St
Glasgow
G51 3AD

Framework Manager: Martin Tamburrini
martin.tamburrini@xma.co.uk
Tel: 07921 571944

Mini competition address: bidteam@xma.co.uk

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