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NVT Group is appointed to the following Public Sector Frameworks, which facilitates the procurement of our services and solutions for Public Sector organisations.
Cloud Services Framework
NVT Group is one of the approved suppliers on the Scottish Government’s “Cloud Services Framework”. The framework has replaced the previous “Hosting Services Framework” and has been created to support the Scottish Government’s digital strategy.
Services which are in scope for the Cloud Services Framework are:
- public cloud
- private cloud
- hybrid cloud
- community cloud
- cloud transition services
The framework can be accessed by central government, the health sector, local authorities, universities & colleges, the third sector and other public bodies.
Benefits of the framework include:
- Objectives include maximising efficiency and collaboration through aligning with the strategic priorities in Scotland’s Digital Future
- All the cloud services will be delivered within the European economic area which meets the guidelines of the Data Protection Act 2018
- The framework has the ability to meet cloud hosting requirements that are classified as secret and/or top secret
- 50% of suppliers on the framework are classed as SMEs
- All suppliers have ISO/IEC 27001:2013 and deliver cloud services with a power usage effectiveness rating below 1.6
- Cyber security is built in. All suppliers have third party cyber security accreditation
Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS2.0)
The Scottish Government’s Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) for the provision of digital technology services is now live.
The DPS supports and is an enabler for a number of digital initiatives, specifically “Scotland’s Digital Strategy, ‘Realising Scotland’s full potential in a digital world” and provides access to a range of digital technology skills, including cyber expertise, as well as supporting the delivery of agile projects.
This replaced the Scottish Government’s DPS1.0 for Digital Services and the Digital and Technology Services (DATS) Framework (of which NVT Group was also an appointed supplier) which expired in 2019.
Scottish public sector organisations can procure our services through the DPS by inviting us to tender for in scope services. These services include:
- Digital technology projects
- Digital technology resources
- Cyber security services
Like the Cloud Services Framework, the DPS2.0 can be used by central government, the health sector, local authorities, universities & colleges, the third sector and other public bodies.
NVT Group is also a member of the G-Cloud 11 Framework, which allows UK public sector bodies to choose and buy cloud computing services, as follows:
Lot 1 : Cloud Hosting
(Infrastructure as a Service and Platform as a Service – IaaS and PaaS) services that can help you do at least one of the following:
deploy, manage and run software provision and use of processing, storage or network resources.
Lot 2 : Cloud Software
Software as a Service (SaaS) applications, usually accessed over the internet or private network and hosted in the cloud.
Lot 3 : Cloud Support
Cloud support to help set up and maintain cloud software or hosting services.
Why NVT Group?
NVT Group is a Scottish Headquartered business and we have been providing IT services to the public sector in Scotland and further afield for more than 30 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 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 a Gold status Investor In Young People.