RM1045, Network Services is a recently awarded contracting vehicle that allows UK Public Sector Buyers to buy a wide range of telecommunications related solutions. The current (and first iteration) of the framework was awarded in July 2015 and expected to go live on the digital marketplace in August 2015. The Framework comprises 10 lots plus an ability for a company to provide agency services on behalf of Public Sector organisations.
Network Services is expected to have a life of 2 years with a potential spend value of up to £2bn.
The contract is split up into the following lots:
|Lot||Description||# Suppliers / SME|
|1||Data Access Services||26/15|
|2||Local Connectivity Services||25/18|
|3||Traditional Telephony Services||25/11|
|4||Inbound Telephony Services||24/6|
|5||IP Telephony Services||26/18|
|6||Mobile Voice & Data Services||19/3|
In addition organisations are able to procure Network Services on behalf of Public Sector organisations via the Agency Services route. This is in the main is supplied by the traditional public sector Telcos & Systems Integrators.
Whilst the Network Services framework has a two year lifecycle (with the option to extend for up to a further two years) due to the extended time period for responding to this framework market engagement is expected to start at some point early in 2016.
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