NHS Connecting for Health, on behalf of the NHS, has awarded a four-year framework contract covering the period 2008-2012 to Capgemini UK plc through open competition to provide additional capacity and capability in the supply of IT products and services to the NHS.
The framework contract, one of a number awarded to national and international vendors, will enable the streamlined procurement of IT systems and services from suppliers who have demonstrated experience in the health sector and can be used to support both National Programme for IT (NPfIT) related work and wider IT related projects. The contract is intended to supplement the existing supply capacity and to enable new requirements to be met through a readily available approved framework.
Capgemini successfully bid for business lots covering ICT services, consultancy and hardware and infrastructure services. Capgemini was the only bidder to be successful in all seven sub-categories in the Information and Communications Technology category and in all five sub-categories in the Hardware, Infrastructure and Associated Services category.
Andrew Jaminson, Head of Health and Local Government at Capgemini, said: ‘Following our award-winning work for the NHS in Wales, we are looking forward to further developing our work with NHS Connecting for Health and to applying our capabilities to the challenges and opportunities within the NHS on a broader front.’
NHS Connecting for Health is part of the wider NHS. It helps the NHS to deliver better and safer care to patients, via new IT systems that link GPs and community services to hospitals. More information is available at www.connectingforhealth.nhs.uk
Capgemini, one of the world’s foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services, enables its clients to transform and perform through technologies. Capgemini provides its clients with insights and capabilities that boost their freedom to achieve superior results through a unique way of working – the Collaborative Business Experience – and through a global delivery model called Rightshore®, which aims to offer the right resources in the right location at competitive cost. Present in 36 countries, Capgemini reported 2007 global revenues of EUR 8.7 billion and employs over 83,000 people worldwide.
More information is available at www.uk.capgemini.com
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