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), fibre optic infrastructure and services, and data hosting services to help support organisations’ cloud-migration programmes. We can also help you reduce technology costs and drive efficiencies.

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.

Watch our short video to find out what you can buy through the framework. You can also read the script of the video.

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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  • Audio Visual Technical Consultancy and Commissioning

    Designed for customers with complex audio visual needs, in either design or scale, our solution can help with everything from conference room design to collaboration zones and meeting spaces that will help you transform your workplace.

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  • Gigabit Capable Connectivity DPS

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

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  • HSCN Access Services DPS

    Access the HSCN, the data network for health and care organisations, which replaces N3 and provides connectivity for the NHS and wider health and social care providers.

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  • Crown Hosting

    Easy to buy, highly efficient, co-location and data hosting on a flexible contract basis, delivering significant cost savings, operational efficiency and sustainability measures.

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  • PSN Core Services

    Buy Domain Name System (DNS) services that allow government users of the Public Services Network (PSN) to send information electronically and securely between departments, arms-length bodies, the NHS, blue light services and local government.

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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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  • 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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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 (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 (2 )

  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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  2. 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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