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Softcat provides a wide range of general and specialist IT solutions and services to public sector organisations through a wide range of government-approved frameworks. This helps your organisation overcome procurement challenges across healthcare, education, local and central government, defence, emergency services, housing associations and charities. We support your organisation with dedicated, regionally-aligned Account Managers who hold a wealth of experience in each sector. Our solution specialists provide further technical expertise and advice with intricate knowledge of solutions specific to the public sector.

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Why Softcat for public sector?

Our long-established teams have the specialist experience and expertise to help navigate the wide-ranging options available for public sector procurement. Their expert knowledge of the diverse challenges facing organisations, enables them to align your priorities and objectives with the most appropriate solution. We have long-standing partnerships with public sector specific vendors, as well as top tier partners, which allows us to get the best possible deals for you – helping you to get the most from your budget.

We can support you onsite in locations across the country, and our levels of security clearance allow us to work within areas such as defence and police. Niche requirements can also be catered for via our partner portfolio, covered in more detail within our commercial services.

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Our verticals and frameworks

Alongside our Crown Commercial Service accreditations, we’ve secured ourselves onto over 40 framework contracts. We hold supplier status on frameworks including NHS SBS Digital Workplace Solutions, Health Trust Europe ComIT 2, NoE CPC IT Enterprise Solutions and KCS Software Products & Associated Services 2, offering a range of options across the entire public sector. We also hold specific framework accreditations for Wales and Scotland, as well as many university framework contracts.

Softcat’s commercial services

Softcat’s commercial services provide a specialist understanding of frameworks and the best procurement process to make this less complicated, and more cost effective for all public sector organisations.

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Defence and justice
Our expertise in defence and justice allows us to provide advice on the best IT solutions for police and defence organisations.
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Softcat defence and justice frameworks
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We offer expert knowledge and advice on innovative health and care IT solutions, our experience includes extensive work with NHS foundation trusts.
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Healthcare frameworks
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We offer IT solutions to services, schools, colleges and university organisations tailored to the needs of organisations at each level of academia.
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Local and central gov
We provide advice, support and expert guidance to both local and central government authorities, with relevant frameworks to support their specific needs.
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We have IT solutions across nine solution areas including software licensing, datacentre, networking and security, with specialist public sector expertise in each area.

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We have a variety of IT services including consulting, design and professional services, with dual UK-based operations centres, open 24/7/365.

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To find out more about how Softcat can help you transform your IT infrastructure, get in touch today and one of our Public Sector-dedicated Account Managers will come back to you.

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