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The Government Procurement Service has advertised for suppliers to join a wide-ranging £4bn ICT framework.

The framework will be open to public sector organisations for two years, according to a notice in the Official Journal of the European Union, and covers the following lots:

  • Desktop client devices: which will include desktop computers, keyboards, mice and computer memory. The GPS says it expects three suppliers to be awarded agreements.
  • Laptops & equipment: including notebook devices, port replicators/docking stations, and associated equipment, for which four suppliers will be signed up.
  • Tablet/slate devices: five suppliers will be awarded contracts.
  • Monitor device equipment: to include wall brackets for monitors; desk stands for monitors and speakers, and three contractors are expected to be signed up.
  • Thin client devices: contract awarded to three companies.
  • Servers: to include tower, rack and blade servers, server chassis/standard racks, power supply units, server hard disks, hard disk arrays and server memory. Three suppliers will be signed up.
  • Storage devices: delivered by three suppliers.
  • Network switch devices: delivered by three suppliers.
  • Desktop printers: to include printer memory, paper trays and power cables and delivered by five suppliers.
  • ICT peripherals: awarded to three suppliers.
  • Non-standard products related to desktop hardware, services and solutions, which will be awarded to five suppliers.
  • Non-standard infrastructure hardware, services and solutions, for which eight companies are sought.

The framework will be open to include central government departments and their "arm's-length" bodies and agencies; non-departmental public bodies; NHS organisations; and local councils.

This article was originally published at Guardian Government Computing.

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