Helping you stay connected, by empowering you to make smart buying decisions

The Network Services team manages agreements related to connectivity: networks and telecommunications services, access to the health and social care network (HSCN), and fibre optic infrastructure and services. We can also help you reduce technology costs and drive efficiencies. If you need to transfer data, we have the solution.

If your connection contracts are coming to an end, you have a new requirement, or you’re just looking for some advice on your telecoms estate, we can help you connect to best in class suppliers.

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Our technology solutions

  • Network Services 2

    This framework gives you access to networks and telecommunications services, including traditional, IP, mobile and inbound  telephony,  local connectivity services and Public Services Network (PSN) compliant services.

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  • HSCN Access Services DPS

    Access HSCN connectivity suppliers, the data network for health and care organisations, replacing N3 and providing connectivity for the NHS and wider health and social care providers.

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  • Technology Expense Management

    Technology Expense Management is a digital service to help with the challenge of managing complex IT and telecom estates enabling you to reduce costs, save time and drive efficiencies.

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  • Gigabit Capable Connectivity DPS

    Developed with Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) for fibre infrastructure and broadband services including dark fibre and lit services.

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  • Crown Hosting

    Easy to buy, highly efficient, co-location and data hosting on a flexible contract basis using medical grade standards.

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  • Aggregation

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

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Creating a competitive market for network services in health and social care and driving both product innovation and value for money has been an ambition of the HSCN programme since the outset. Establishing the HSCN dynamic purchasing system in partnership with Crown Commercial Service has played a significant part in realising this ambition. The DPS has promoted the formation of a thriving market for HSCN services and provides health and social care organisations with an easy to use, low risk way of procuring excellent value, compliant services.
Patrick Clark
HSCN Programme Director, NHS Digital

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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 (2 )

  1. 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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  2. Technology solutions whitepaper

    Technology solutions

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

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Webinars (1 )

  1. 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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