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Universities, higher education and further education colleges can now purchase IT solutions direct from OCF as an accredited supplier and integrator of server and storage hardware, through the IT purchasing framework agreement; Servers, Storage and Solutions National Agreement (SSSNA).


Talk to us to find out how you can benefit from:

  • Consistently low pricing on servers and storage technology
  • Ability to purchase under a pre-tendered framework agreement
  • Exclusive products and promotions
  • Experienced technical pre- and post-sales consultancy
  • Fully comprehensive support and installation services


Our Experience in Academia

We have over 15 years’ experience of successfully designing and integrating high performance server and storage clusters into UK academia. In the past three years alone, we’ve worked with over 20% of the UK’s Universities, higher education and research organisations. According to the QS World University Rankings (2016/2017) OCF works with all 5 of the UK universities in the Top 20. Our customers include: University College London; King’s College London; Durham University and the University of Birmingham. Our presence on the framework make it even easier and more cost effective for you to benefit from first class HPC solutions.


SSSNA Explained

SSSNA is an IT purchasing framework agreement that enables universities, higher education and further education colleges to purchase IT solutions direct from accredited suppliers such as OCF. Read our SSSNA brochure.


Our Presence on the Framework

We are present on Lot 4 of the framework as well as on all other lots with specific business partners:

Lot 1:   Fujitsu, Lenovo

Lot 2:   Fujitsu, Lenovo

Lot 3a: Fujitsu, Lenovo

Lot 3b: Fujitsu, Huawei, Lenovo

Lot 4:   OCF as a reseller working with our vendor ecosystem including IBM, DDN, Mellanox, NVIDIA and Red Hat


“The SSSNA accreditation is further reassurance to our current and prospective customers that OCF understands the requirements and intricacies of UK academia,” says Steve Reynolds, Sales Director, OCF. “SSSNA members will continue to benefit from the most competitive pricing on hardware in the education and research sector, in addition to being supported with our integration expertise. OCF is committed to this programme and that we have a dedicated framework team to help drive the programme into UK academia is testament to that.”

The new framework which started in Nov 2016 and is set to last for 4 years is worth between £200m and £600m. The framework represents higher education institutes across the south of England (SUPC), and is a leading procurement on behalf of a range of other buying groups including the Higher Education Purchasing Consortium for Wales (HEPCW), the London Universities Purchasing Consortium (LUPC), the North West Universities Purchasing Consortium (NWUPC), the North Eastern Universities Purchasing Consortium (NEUPC) and the Advanced Procurement for Universities and Colleges (APUC).

To learn more about the solutions you can procure through the framework please contact us –

Contact Us

OCF plc
Unit 5 Rotunda Business Centre,
Thorncliffe Park, Chapeltown,
Sheffield, S35 2PG

Tel: +44 (0)114 257 2200
Fax: +44 (0)114 257 0022

OCF Hotline: 0845 702 3829

The Innovation Centre, Sci-Tech Daresbury,
Keckwick Lane, Daresbury,
Cheshire, WA4 4FS

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