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Digital, data and ICT news round-up

Digital, data and ICT news round-up

Framework updates.

Agile Digital and ICT Resources Agreement (ADIRA)

We appointed Bloom Procurement Services Ltd as the single supplier for the provision of digital and ICT resources from a managed pool of resource providers.

The framework allows for resources to be purchased via discrete, time bound Statements of Work (SoW) by public sector organisations in Wales. It provides a flexible, compliant route to access the skills and expertise required to support delivery of digital and ICT projects.

Bloom will deliver the framework in partnership with Atebion Solutions. You will have the opportunity to meet Bloom on their stand at Procurex Wales, on 8 November 2018, where they will be launching the framework and demonstrating the system that customer organisations will use.

Companies who wish to register as potential resource providers on this framework will also use the same system.

To support the launch of the framework, Bloom have scheduled a number of engagement events throughout Wales. Please see below for more information:

Venue Date Time
TechHub Swansea Tuesday 27 November 08:00 – 12:00
Conwy Business Centre Thursday 29 November 08.30: 12.00
Tramshed Tech Cardiff Tuesday 4 December 08:00 – 12:00

If you would like to discuss the framework or arrange a specific briefing for your organisation / sector, please contact us on NPSICTCategoryTeam@gov.wales.

Bloom can be contacted by customer organisation or potential resource providers via the mailbox Adira@bloom.services

Customer guidance documents are now available on Sell2Wales (Login required)

NPS IT products and services (ITPS) framework agreement

A review to evaluate whether to extend the framework has been completed. The options appraisal was submitted to the NPS Delivery Group with the recommendation to extend the framework by 12 months. No objections were received.

The ITPS framework agreement has been extended until 3 January 2020, and the suppliers have been informed.

Please visit Sell2Wales to view the latest list of suppliers.

Please contact the ICT Category Team if you have any queries NPSICTCategoryTeam@gov.wales

NPS library management service (LMS) framework

The LMS framework supplier will be undertaking a benchmark exercise in the next couple of months. The output will be shared with the local authority customer organisations using the framework, to help inform them of their options following the expiry of the framework on 2 September 2020.

ePayments event

ePayments Annual User Group – Barclaycard

Waterton Centre, Bridgend on 15 November.

To register your interest please contact Janet.Reed@barclaycard.co.uk

Procurex – NPS ICT suppliers

Customers will be able to meet the following NPS ICT suppliers on their stands at Procurex Wales, which takes place at the Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff on 8 November 2018.

Framework Suppliers
Digitisation Storage and Disposal (DS&D)
Dynamic Purchasing System
Elite Paper Solutions (on WCVA stand)
MFDs and associated services framework Altodigital
Konica Minolta Business Solutions (UK)
Ricoh UK Ltd
XMA Ltd
Agile digital and ICT resources agreement (ADIRA) Bloom Procurement Services
IT product and services framework Centerprise International Ltd
Comcen Computer Supplies Ltd
Softcat