Desktop Virtualisation Contract Durham

Desktop Virtualisation Contract Durham

The contract is expected to be delivered by a single supplier, however, the Trust expects some requirements will be subcontracted.

Desktop Virtualisation


Contract summary


Computer and Related Services, Technology and Equipment

Location of contract

North East

Value of contract (£)


Published date

20 March 2015

Closing date

17 April 2015

Contract start date

01 April 2016

Contract end date

31 March 2023


Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust is looking to engage a supplier to deliver a virtualised desktop environment including software and hardware products. This will also include the scoping of the virtualised platform for hosting the virtual desktops and applications. The supplier will be required to supply, install, test and ensure acceptance testing of the proposed solution. The contract is expected to be delivered by a single supplier, however, the Trust expects some requirements will be subcontracted. It is expected that the following functions will be delivered and explored during the competitive dialogue process: • Single sign on functionality – to provide enhanced login times with instant access to corporate desktops and clinical applications. • Desktop environments that follow the user – that provide corporate access to either a full desktop environment or streamed applications, or any device at any time from any location. • A Bring Your Own Device solution – to facilitate the ability for staff and guests to use their own devices on the virtualised solution, with the ability to manage and enforce policies as / when required. • A single management point – to facilitate the quick and easy management of virtual desktop environment to include device management, asset management and licence management. • PC’s in kiosks – to facilitate the use of PC’s in kiosks for either staff or guest use with suitable functionality for either. The system should be compatible with other Trust systems, which will be discussed in dialogue. Knowledge transfer to Trust staff is an important element of this requirement. Following acceptance testing it is expected that the supplier will provide on-going consultancy services to support the Trust as required, this will be discussed further in dialogue. The contract opportunity is for 60 months with the option to extend for 12 months plus 12 months. This opportunity was sent to OJEU on 17th March 2015. To express an interest in this opportunity please use the link below and follow the on-line instructions, the deadline for expressions of interest is 12 noon 17th April 2015: ViewOpportunityEvent.aspx?EventID=3060&Culture=en-GB

About the buyer

Contact name

Lindsay Harris


County Durham Procurement Consortium

Bede House





0191 3332883


Other information

How to apply

Please apply directly to the buyer using the contact details provided