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

The Network Solutions 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.

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Our technology solutions

  • Mobile Voice and Data Services

    The agreement offers improved mobile options and transparent pricing, enabling greater control and choice of both direct award catalogue and further competition, ensuring that prices are the best the market can offer. Also, designed to give you access to transparent supplier pricing which is easily comparable using a free mobile standard tariff price comparison tool that calculates each customer’s potential savings.

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  • Network Services 3

    Access network solutions, communication services, connectivity to cloud-based data and applications, audio and video conferencing, radio and satellite networking, and emerging technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT) and Smart Cities.

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  • Space-Enabled and Geospatial Services

    Designed to help you provide remote geospatial, locational, communication and sensing capabilities. Services available may include data, technology solutions and aerial and land-based platforms.

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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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  • 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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Creating a competitive market for network solutions 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.

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  1. Technology solutions whitepaper

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

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  1. Network Services 3 - what you can buy and how to buy

    Network Services 3 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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