Cheshire Hospital Onboards IT Specialists to Trailblazing Framework
By Harvey Clapperton
The Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Commercial Procurement Services has awarded Public Sector specialists Kingsfield IT to their new National Framework Agreement, to provide a sustainable and cost-effective method for extending the life cycle of electronic devices to workers across the UK.
In this new framework, IT specialists Kingsfield will provide crucial repairs over the next four years. This will ensure access to essential services for thousands of frontline workers across the entire NHS and wider Public Sector.
The National Framework Agreement for the provision of Refurbished Electronic Devices and Repair Services is the first of its kind in the UK. Kingsfield has been awarded a place on lot one: ‘Repair Services’, making the company a one-stop-shop for Public Sector workers in need of repairs to mobile electronic devices.
Kingsfield Managing Director, Brian Boys, commented on the being successfully awarded onto the Framework Agreement: ‘We’re delighted to have been awarded a place on this framework and believe it will support so many Hospital Trusts, Local Councils, and Blue Light services across the country. All repairs will then be covered with an appropriate warranty. Our team will also offer access to loan devices under this agreement.
‘Our support will help significantly reduce the environmental impact caused by a high device turnover. In the long-term, we aim to save the Public Sector thousands by maintaining their existing IT estate to ensure a lengthy lifespan, as opposed to buying or upgrading equipment more frequently.
‘One thing that I really appreciate about this framework is the fact it’s been developed and managed by a Hospital Trust to serve the wider Public Sector.’
Kingsfield also provides IT consultancy and support to various other Public Sector bodies and organisations, working with clients such as Ministry of Defence, Department for Education, BBC and the National Health Service to help elevate IT across Government bodies.
The framework with The Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Commercial Procurement Services commenced on the 1st September 2022. To find out more about the Public Sector services Kingsfield can offer, get in touch here: https://www.kingsfieldit.com/contact-us/