Transforming your technology procurement

In a constantly evolving technology market, it’s vital for the public and third sector to make the right procurement decisions. At CCS we are here to help you get the best technology solutions at the very best price. 

Our expert teams are constantly exploring new ways of working, finding solutions and developing commercial agreements that help you to buy and make the best use of technology for your organisation. We engage with both customers and suppliers in building all of our new technology solutions, to ensure we keep up with market developments, support customer requirements and help enable digital transformation. 

We’ve also searched the country to ensure we have the best suppliers on board, including SMEs, to offer flexibility, choice and a range of contract lengths.

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Our technology solutions

  • Digital Future

    Helping buyers like you with your commercial needs – from cloud hosting, software and support to digital specialists and user research participants:

    • G-Cloud 12

    • Digital Outcomes & Specialists (DOS) 5

    • Artificial Intelligence (AI) DPS

    • Automation Marketplace DPS

    • Quality Assurance and Testing for IT Systems 2

    • Digital Capability for Health

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  • Network Services

    From access to the Health and Social Care Network (HSCN) to telephony and local connectivity services, if you need to transfer data we have the solution:

    • Network Services 2
    • Crown Hosting
    • Audio Visual Technical Consultancy and Commissioning
    • Gigabit Capable Connectivity DPS
    • HSCN Access Services DPS
    • PSN Core Services
    • Technology Expense Management

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  • Technology Products and Services

    From IT hardware and off-the-shelf software to managed services, transport technology solutions and education technology:

    • Transport Technology and Associated Services
    • Technology Products and Associated Services

    • Spark: The Technology Innovation Marketplace DPS

    • Technology Services 3

    • Education Technology

    • Aggregation

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  • Cyber Security

    Our Cyber Security Services 3 Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) offers you access to a wide range of services to help you manage and improve your security function.

    • Cyber Security Services 3

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  • Software

    Offering you a range of software solutions and services to suit your organisation’s needs and ensure great value:

    • Data and Application Solutions
    • Back Office Software
    • Software Design and Implementation Services

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  • Technology for education

    Check out some of our technology deals which are tailored for our customers in the education sector:

    • Education Technology
    • Data and Application Solutions

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  • Technology aggregation

    View our latest technology aggregation opportunities to find out how you can take advantage of our bulk buying power to achieve great savings.

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  • Technology Memorandum of Understandings

    Discover how we can empower you to get the best possible technology deals with our selection of Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs). 

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Digital transformation in the NHS

How, where and when patient care is given is changing. There is a natural evolution towards smart healthcare services, where technology is embedded across clinical pathways and the digital patient is the new normal. It is vital that our NHS health services, staff and patients are ready for this. Because ultimately, smarter healthcare means better quality, more efficient and safer patient care.

At CCS, our technology experts are here to help you embrace your trust’s digital transformation journey, and develop a robust technology procurement strategy.

We’ve put together a step-by-step guide to buying digital transformation solutions in the NHS. We explore the 3 main phases, with a clear breakdown of the programme stages and projects you will go through along the way.

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Digital transformation in local government

Digital transformation is playing a key role in creating the local government of the future. One where increased and improved use of technology can help evolve public services and meet the needs of communities more effectively and efficiently.

We’ve put together a guide for all councils undertaking digital transformation projects. It uses the cross-government agreed technology code of practice as a starting point and demonstrates how our technology agreements can help you wherever you are on your journey.

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Bringing power to your procurement

Your buying decisions have the power to make life better for everyone across the country. Find out why you should be making those decisions with CCS.

Resources

At CCS, we’re experts in procurement. Our teams use their deep category knowledge to create a wealth of resources for the public and third sector. Explore the resources below to find out how CCS can help you find the right procurement solutions for your organisation.

Whitepapers (5 )

  1. Buying digital services in the public sector whitepaper

    Buying digital services in the public sector

    Find out how to get the right solution for your cloud or digital requirements.

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  2. Cloud security in the public sector whitepaper

    Cloud security in the public sector

    How to ensure your organisation's cloud services are secure.

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  3. Disaggregation whitepaper

    Disaggregation in local government

    Your guide to exiting complex IT contracts and unbundling services.

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  4. Technology Expense Management whitepaper

    Technology Expense Management - the cost of doing nothing

    A guide to tracking and controlling your telecom and IT estates to reduce costs and improve business intelligence.

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  5. Technology solutions whitepaper

    Technology solutions

    9 lessons to help your organisation save time and money on technology.

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Webinars (9 )

  1. Education Technology: how to buy

    This webinar explains how to buy products and services through the various lots in our Education Technology agreement.

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  2. Education Technology: what to buy

    This webinar explains what you can buy through the range of lots in the Education Technology agreement.

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  3. Technology Products and Associated Services - what you can buy

    A flexible route for all your commodity technology product needs; from IT hardware and off-the-shelf software to associated services. Download an overview of what you can buy through the framework.

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  4. Technology Products and Associated Services - how to buy

    A flexible route for all your commodity technology product needs; from IT hardware and off-the-shelf software to associated services. Download an overview of how to buy through the framework.

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  5. Transport Technology and Associated Services - an introduction

    Find out how our new sustainable transport technology framework can help with decarbonisation across your procurement portfolio. The webinar covers the background to the framework, an overview of what's on offer, a look at the benefits to using the framework, and how to buy through it.

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  6. Network Services 2 - what you can buy and how to buy

    Network Services 2 gives you access to a wide range networks and telecommunications services. View an overview of what you can buy and how to buy through the framework in our webinar.

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  7. Introduction to Crown Hosting

    Hear from Jason Liggins, Advisory Consultant at CCS, as he delivers a customer webinar about Crown Hosting, Information Technology, it's impact upon the environment, along with some really simple things that you can do to improve the sustainability of your IT estate.

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  8. Network Services 2 buyer's guide to direct award

    This video is for buyers interested in running a direct award through Network Services 2.

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  9. Webinar: Introduction to G-Cloud 13

    This webinar provides suppliers with an overview of the G-Cloud 13 agreement including the scope, application process and timetable for lots 1-3 and the same for lot 4.

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Digital Brochures (1 )

  1. CCS digital brochure 2022

    Commercial agreements: digital brochure

    Download our updated digital brochure for the latest information on our agreements and how we can help you add power to your procurement.

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Downloadable Resources (1 )

  1. Front cover of 'Your digital transformation guide' with semi-circle image of a rural area overlaid with technology icons

    Digital transformation guide: technology procurement for local government

    Download our guide for all councils undertaking digital transformation projects.

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