The Digital and Technology Services (DATS) Framework is an initial two year agreement with Public Contracts Scotland which starts in 2015.  It facilitates the purchase of digital and technology services to meet the current and future needs of the Scottish Public Sector.  The key areas of the framework are:

ICT Project and Programme Management – covers the full range from small projects to enterprise wide programmes.

Cyber Security – covers Security Systems, Incident Prevention, Disaster Recovery, Security Audit and Penetration Testing.

Digital Services – covers Development of on-line services, Web Operations and Systems Admin, Systems/Software Engineering, Product Development and Design.

Service Integration and Management – covers Incident, Problem, Change, Capacity, Test and Service Continuity Management.

IT Consultancy – covers strategic review/development.

Systems Integration – covers review, design and implementation of System Architecture.


NVT Group is the only Scottish IT company on the DATS Framework. We have been providing IT services in Scotland and further afield for more than 25 years.

We have an experienced team based in our Bellshill headquarters and on customer sites to give the best, most cost-effective, environmentally sustainable service.

We are best placed, both from a geographic and business perspective, to understand and meet the needs of the Scottish Public Sector, helping them to deliver Scotland’s Digital Future.

We are passionate about supporting the local economy and we fully embrace collaborative working, using the local supply chain.

We most recently demonstrated our overall ability and agility when we were appointed as the Technology Services Integrator for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and completed our engagement with a zero outage record.

Through the DATS framework, we can assist with cost minimisation and can help the Scottish Public Sector deliver a future proofed infrastructure that will enable it to meet its objective of establishing world class digital connectivity across Scotland by 2020.


Our mission is to raise awareness of NVT Group and our services so that we are the First Choice when people think of IT support.

We offer an innovative, independent and product neutral service to clients and always put their business needs first.

Our partnerships with leading technology suppliers means we are able to create innovative and functional solutions using market leading products.

We invest in significant employee training and engagement initiatives to ensure that our people are fully skilled in the type of work expected of them and are kept up to date with new developments.

We have been an Investor In People since 1998 and were awarded the IIP Gold status in 2010. We are also recognised as an Investor In Young People.


  • Service provision
  • Value for money from the lowest cost supplier in the framework
  • Easy route to market
  • Flexible scope covering both traditional IT services and digital provision
  • Sharing of best practice via collaboration of partners
  • Visibility of local economic benefits, including charities Modern Apprenticeships and local clubs
  • Sustainable development


The DATS framework is supplied by fifteen companies, including NVT Group.