HSCN Access Services
ICT procurement for the Health and Social Care Network
HSCN is the Health and Social Care Network. The HSCN Access Dynamic Purchasing System (RM3825) provides a route to market for health, social care, and related customers, to procure access to the HSCN. It can be used to procure connectivity, closely related services, and support with transition and implementation.
This agreement utilises a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS), which is a public sector sourcing tool for services and goods. It is similar to an electronic framework, but new suppliers can join at any time.
The Crown Commercial Service (CCS) worked together with NHS Digital and industry to develop the HSCN Access Services DPS, which offers a number of key benefits for both customers and suppliers:
- A dynamic and competitive marketplace: Complete requirements for network services in a changing marketplace – resulting in improved consumer choice and improved value for money.
- HSCN-compliant connectivity services: Provides access to the services customers need, enabling secure sharing of information with other health and social care bodies.
- Supplementary services: Including PSN connectivity, cloud access, ISP services, Virtual Routing and Forwarding (VRF), network access and security, Virtual Private Networks (VPN), firewalls, and intrusion prevention & detection.
- Professional services: We can also provide you with transition and implementation support.
How to order BT services from CCS frameworks
Use direct award under the framework and avoid the cost and time penalties of going through a formal tender. We keep things simple for you with clear pricing, service levels, and terms and conditions.
Contact the account team for your government sector through the dedicated BT frameworks helpdesk to talk through the details and place your orders.
Find out more about CCS frameworks.
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Our public sector frameworks
Network Services 2 framework (RM3808)
A framework for the provision of telecommunications and network services over 13 lots.
HSCN Access Services (RM3825)
A single lot Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) allowing health, social care, and related customers to procure access to the Health & Social Care Network.
Digital Outcomes & Specialist 4 framework (RM1043)
A rate card based framework to provide specialists & application / web development under 4 lots.
Gigabit Capable Connectivity DPS RM6095
A dynamic purchasing system to deliver fibre optic infrastructure and services, including both dark fibre and lit services.
G-Cloud 11 framework (RM1557)
A framework for commodity cloud based services with a 3 lot structure.
Technology Services 2 framework (RM3804)
This framework provides technology services from strategy and service design through transition to operational running of an IT estate.
A single procurement organisation with the buying power of nine UniCORN partners.