The Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Commercial Procurement Services has awarded public sector specialist, Kingsfield IT, to its new National Framework Agreement, ‘to provide a sustainable and cost-effective method for extending the lifecycle of electronic devices to workers across the UK’.
In this new framework, IT the Trust says Kingsfield will ‘provide crucial repairs over the next four years – ensuring access to essential services for thousands of frontline workers across not only the Chester Hospital, but the entire NHS and wider public sector’. The National Framework Agreement for the provision of Refurbished Electronic Devices and Repair Services is reportedly the UK’s first of its kind. Kingsfield has been awarded a place on lot one: ‘Repair Services’, making the company ‘a one-stop-shop’ for public sector workers in need of repairs to mobile electronic devices.
Kingsfield MD, Brian Boys, said: “We’re delighted to have been awarded a place on this framework, and believe it will support so many hospital Trusts, councils, and blue light services across the country. All repairs will then be covered with an appropriate warranty. Our team will also offer access to loan devices under this agreement. Our support will help significantly reduce the environmental impact caused by a high device turnover. In the long term, we aim to save the public sector thousands by maintaining its existing IT estate to ensure a lengthy lifespan, as opposed to buying or upgrading equipment more frequently. One thing I really appreciate about this framework is the fact it’s been developed and managed by a hospital Trust to serve the wider public sector.”
Northampton-based Kingsfield Computer Products is a specialist IT service-provider ‘with a long and successful track record of delivering leading brand technology to the public sector’.