Scottish Government seeks £60m tablet deal
Framework contract intended to supply mobile devices across Scottish public sector
The Scottish Government is setting up a framework contract to supply the NHS, schools, plus other public and third sector organisations with notebook and tablet devices.
A tender in the Official Journal of the European Union says that the value of the contract will be between £27m and £60m. The duration will be an initial 15 months, with an option of two 12 month extensions.
In addition to the devices, the framework will include accessories, installation and other services.
The framework is divided into two lots, with the first available to any Scottish public education organisation. Lot two will be open to all other public sector organisations, including health boards, fire services and national park authorities.
The procurement is being led by the Scottish Procurement Service. This summer its English counterpart, the Government Procurement Service, signed a £4bn IT framework which included tablets.