Health and Social Care Network (HSCN) Access Services Extension
Crown Commercial Service
Published date: 12 January 2023
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Contract summary
• Radio, television, communication, telecommunication and related equipment – 32000000
• Communication software package – 48510000
• Virus protection software package – 48760000
Location of contract
United Kingdom
Value of contract
Procurement reference
Published date
12 January 2023
Closing date
28 May 2028
Closing time
Contract start date
29 May 2028
Contract end date
30 May 2028
Contract type
Service contract
Procedure type
Restricted procedure (above threshold)
Contract is suitable for SMEs?
Contract is suitable for VCSEs?
Crown Commercial Service (the Authority) has put in place a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) for the provision of data access to the Health and Social Care Network compliant with the HSCN Compliance Document Set hosted on ( This DPS provides Services and associated services from HSCN Compliant suppliers, which are comprised ofthe Core Component and any Supplementary Component(s). The Core Component must include HSCN Connectivity Services as defined in the HSCN Obligations Framework that forms part ofthe HSCN Compliance Document Set as available at ( The HSCN Connectivity Services may be managed and/or unmanaged and may have variables and options around its provision including, but not limited to: individual or multiple data connectivity circuits; individual or multiple data connectivity technologies, terrestrial, wireless and satellite solutions; blended (bonded/aggregated) bandwidth; flexible bandwidth; burstable bandwidth; resiliency level (including Non-Resilient ; Resilient ; Resilient – Diverse ; and Resilient – Fully Diverse); and / or multi-tenancy sites (including dynamic bandwidth allocation). The Supplementary Component(s) may include: cloud service access services; related consultancy services; Internet Service Provider (ISP) and Internet services, including but not limited to in-bound internet services and out-bound internet services; Contracting Body-defined VRFs; support for classes and/or qualities of service – Contracting Body-defined QoS; network related security and access control solutions; PSN Services; and/or services that facilitate voice solutions to operate across HSCN, Including but not limited to support for Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) trunking. Contracting Bodies will publish their Call for Competition(s) by electronic means including eTendering systems and reserve the right to use a reverse auction. A Call for Competition may include aggregated demand from multiple Contracting Bodies.
More information
• HSCN Bid
• Contract notice
• HSCN updated bid pack
Additional text
Closing Date, Contract Start Date and Contract End Date have been manipulated to support compatibility system issues. However please refer to the contract notice forthe correct dates,timelines etc.
How to apply
Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.
About the buyer
Contact name
Crown Commercial Service
39 Old Hall Street
0345 410 2222


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