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News shots …. 2 March 2017



Crescent Purchasing agrees new framework

Further education procurement group the Crescent Purchasing Consortium has set up a new framework for ICT solutions and network infrastructure, with an estimated value of £10-15 million over the next four years.

It is comprised of six lots: servers and associated equipment; enterprise storage; back-up and archiving; network equipment and services; security hardware; and maintenance, installations and support. Several companies have places on the framework for each lot.


Ordnance Survey maps Manchester assets

Ordnance Survey has so far mapped the location of more than 40,000 street assets in Corridor Manchester as part of the CityVerve project, it has reported.

The agency has been collecting geospatial data as part of the programme led by Manchester City Council, and backed by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, which is creating a blueprint for smart cities.

Miranda Sharp, head of smart cities practice at Ordnance Survey, said: “Now Manchester is set to become a live arena for in-field innovation trials that demonstrate the capability of smart cities. This is a very exciting time for OS. We are providing data that our partners can use to plan, build and deliver a smarter more connected Manchester, and the successes born out of this project can hopefully be applied to other areas of the UK and around the globe.”


EDMS for North Bristol NHS

North Bristol NHS Trust has made a move to replace all its paper case notes with a digital system, signing CCube Solutions to provide electronic document management software. It is part of an effort to make the trust paperless at point of care.

The EDMS will augment the trust’s Lorenzo electronic patient record, which was implemented in November 2015, and is being piloted in two areas – lung cancer and dermatology. It is the first contract for CCube under a framework agreement with CSC which supplies Lorenzo.


Essex Fire signs Carval for e-HRM

Essex Fire Authority has awarded a contract to Carval Computing for a human resources management system, comprising core HR, payroll, time and attendance, self-service and learning management modules. It is a vanilla system with interface capabilities to provide information to other systems.

The £285,000 deal will run for an initial three years with an option to extend annually up to seven.

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