Phoenix amongst a handful of resellers to win a spot on the new Cloud Solutions Framework
The Cloud Solutions Framework from NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) was formulated to provide public sector organisations, including the NHS, local authorities and the police, with an easy way to access high-quality, best-value cloud services from 24 selected suppliers.
The framework will run until September 2021, with the option to extend for another two years. Ben Lopez, Healthcare Sales Manager at Phoenix had the following to say about the announcement:
“This framework complements the digital transformation that Phoenix are helping to deliver into the NHS. We are working across a number of cloud platforms that are driving collaboration, productivity, agility and mobility throughout the UK Healthcare sector, delivering tangible benefits to patient care.”
Phoenix are pleased to have been named on the following lots:
- Lot 1 – solution design and consultancy
- Lot 3 – cloud support services
“In what is an incredibly crowded and complex market, our aim was to significantly simplify the procurement process for the NHS and wider public sector,” stated Phil Davies, procurement director at NHS SBS.
“To ensure framework users have access to the very best cloud services at the most competitive price, we carried out a rigorous tender process and limited the number of suppliers on the framework to the 10 or 20 most outstanding in each Lot. The result is a specialist pool of 24 leading suppliers, which provide the greatest expertise and value for money to the public sector. The framework is structured in a way that includes a full range of cloud support services. It means that regardless of where a public body is on its journey into the cloud, or how straightforward or complex its requirements, purchasing the right support is simple, cost-effective and OJEU-compliant.”