Making IT Procurement Simple with Public Sector Frameworks

To help public sector organisations get access to the latest digital technologies and IT solutions, SBL has been awarded lots across a range of pan-public sector frameworks, operated by a number of providers. These include Crown Commercial Services, HealthTrust Europe, NHS Shared Business services and Commercial Services. These offer a broad range of procurement channels to our partners and customer base, including competitive direct award. As all SBL’s frameworks have been completed at a European level, via OJEU, they are fully compliant routes to market.

SBL also offer numerous services through the Digital Marketplace via G-Cloud (currently on its 11th iteration) and Digital Outcomes and Services. This enables our customers to work with SBL in a flexible, effective and cost-efficient manner, in line with cloud and digital-first initiatives. Throughout our incumbency on these frameworks, SBL has built provenance and trusted relations with Customers, Contracting Authorities, Vendor & Manufacturing Community, Thought Leaders/Academics, Policy Makers and Practitioners alike.

The trusted relationships we have generated over the years enables SBL to:

  • Gather intelligence from the wider community
  • Allow greater collaboration, cohesion and innovation between SBL, the contracting authorities and our customers leading to controlled growth and better future alignment of the Frameworks
  • Maintain the value of the Frameworks to our Customers, the Contracting Authorities and Broader Industry. Preventing the erosion of knowledge, skills and expertise and ensures a price competitive service
  • Proactively drive initiatives that underpin and enhance the value and visibility of the Framework Agreements


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