UK: Buying Solutions awards IT outsourcing contract to Bull IT
Thursday, September 02, 2010
Buying Solutions, the public sector procurement agency awarded Bull IT a framework agreement for IT Managed Services.
Under the agreement, Bull’s IT managed services will be made available to all UK public sector organisations which are seeking to contract a supplier who can design, implement and manage end-to-end, cost effective Information and Communication Technology (ICT) services.
The framework agreement provides a simplified procurement process that meets the European legislative requirements of public sector organisations with nationally negotiated pricing and pre-agreed terms and conditions.
This removes the need for lengthy tendering processes or complex procurement arrangements meaning efficiencies can be achieved in much shorter timescales.
This announcement follows Bull being awarded a framework agreement for IT Infrastructure Products and Services by Buying Solutions in April this year.
With framework agreements for IT Infrastructure Products and Services, and now, IT Managed Services, the UK public sector will be able to meet Government budgetary and environmental targets. These include saving £300m per year on ICT projects and reducing power and cooling requirements by 75%.