Network Services Framework (RM1045) 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.

Network Services 2 Lot structure

Lot Number Lot NameNumber of Suppliers
1Data Access Services, WAN35
2Local Connectivity Services, LAN35
3Traditional Telephony Services25
4Inbound Telephony Services25
5IP Telephony Services35
6Mobile Voice & Data Services15
7Paging and Alerting Services10
8Video-conferencing Services25
9Audio-conferencing Services25
10Unified Communications35
11Radio Services25
12Security and Surveillance Services25
13Contact Centre Services25

In addition, organisations can buy Network Services on behalf of Public Sector organisations via the Agency Services route. This is supplied by the traditional public sector Telcos & Systems Integrators. The ability to appoint an agent to procure on behalf of the public sector provides additional flexibility for complex requirements.

 

Network Services 2 provisional timetable

Date Activity
Thursday 5th of April 2018PIN published
November 2018OJEU published (applications open!)
Spring 2019Award of contracts / Implementation activity begins
July 2019Expiry of existing Framework Agreements

If you are interested in supplying your network services to the Public Sector before then, you may want to consider the HSCN Access Services DPS. HSCN Access Services is currently in development and sits with the Network Services framework.

Advice Cloud were always professional, diligent and focused on the job in hand. I'd have no hesitation in recommending Chris and Advice Cloud to anyone considering selling services into the public sector.

Mark JennerSales Manager at Fastnet International

Get listed on Network Services 2 Framework

Advice Cloud has a 100% success rate across all the frameworks we work with. We are providing registration and application support for the Network Services Framework.

Our Network Services 2 Listing service includes:

  • Supplier registration
  • Submission prep and webinar
  • Compliant in-house developed submission templates
  • Bespoke application timeline
  • Regular application reviews and suggestions for improvement
  • Unlimited email support
  • A dedicated Account Manager during the application process

Download our Network Services 2 Listing Service pdf

The framework has a two year life-cycle (with the option to extend for up to two years). Market engagement for the second iteration of Network Services has now started with a series of customer engagement events and webinars.

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