Procurement Made Simple

Wednesday 19th August, 2020

Frameworks: Save time, save money and comply with procurement regulations.

We are very pleased to have been awarded an approved supplier on the new “NHS Shared Business Services IT Link 2 Framework”. This framework enables public sector organisations* to purchase market leading solutions and services without the need for a procurement exercise (i.e. tender, mini-competition etc). The framework body undertook a formal tender process for each of the available technology and service categories so that only reputable suppliers and manufacturers can be used on these frameworks.

KHIPU are on the following technology and service categories:

  • Palo Alto Networks – Cyber security solutions to secure the network, endpoint and cloud
  • HPE Aruba Networks – Network, WiFi, RADIUS, NAC and Cloud Management (ESP)
  • HPE Hybrid IT – Cloud computing, storage and virtual environments: Servers, storage and laptops
  • Infoblox – Resilient, central and secure DNS, DHCP and IPAM (DDI)
  • Fortinet FortiNAC – Network visibility and access control, cyber security solutions
  • Greenbone – Vulnerability information assessment and management
  • Ordr – Manage network connected systems
  • Proofpoint – inbound/outbound email security, outbound data loss prevention, cloud security
  • Alcatel-Lucent – Solutions to deliver mission critical clinical applications on any device securely
  • Exabeam – Next generation Security Information and Event Management (SIE
  • Rubrik – Cloud Data Management and Enterprise Backup Software
  • Simulated phishing and cyber security awareness training – reduce the risk of being breached by a phishing attack
  • KARMA™ – 24x7x365 proactive monitoring and alerting of networks and systems
  • Konnect™ – Managed RADIUS services for Wi-Fi uptime and authentication
  • DeDrone – Drone Detection and alerting solution

*Approved organisations who can use the framework

Any of the following Approved Organisations, and any of their successors:

  1. NHS bodies;
  2. Ambulance services;
  3. Councils, including county councils, district councils, county borough councils, community councils, London borough councils, unitary councils, metropolitan councils, parish councils;
  4. Educational bodies or establishments including state schools (nursery schools, primary schools, middle or high schools, secondary schools, special schools), academies, colleges, Pupil Referral Unit (PRU), further education colleges and universities;
  5. Police forces;
  6. Fire and rescue services;
  7. Ministerial government departments;
  8. Non ministerial government departments;
  9. Executive agencies of government;
  10. Non-Departmental Public Bodies (NDPBs), including advisory NDPBs, executive NDPBs, and tribunal NDPBs;
  11. Assembly Sponsored Public Bodies (ASPBs);
  12. Maritime and coastguard agency services;
  13. Hospices;
  14. National Parks;
  15. Housing associations, including registered social landlords;
  16. Third sector and charities;
  17. Citizens advice bodies;
  18. Public corporations;
  19. Public financial bodies or institutions;
  20. Public pension funds;
  21. Central banks; and
  22. Civil service bodies, including public sector buying organisations
  23. Channel Islands Public Sector bodies
  24. Isle of Man Government Health and Public Services

Those listed and maintained by the Government on their website at or any replacement or updated web-link.

Those listed and maintained by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) at: or any replacement or updated web-link.

Those bodies in England, Wales or Northern Ireland which are within the scope of the definition of “Contracting Authority” in regulation 2(1) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (PCR) and/or Schedule 1 PCR.  

In addition, if provided for in the contract documents, NHS SBS may extend the scope and benefit of the Framework Agreement to private sector bodies, subject to the approval of NHS SBS.  Whilst NHS SBS is not required by procurement legislation to do so, it has extended the principles of public procurement rules to provide its private sector customers with the best value and open and transparent procurement procedures

For further information, please fill out the below form or contact the KHIPU team:

KHIPU Networks Limited

UK: +44 (0)345 272 0900

SA: +27 (0)41 393 7608