Launch of new Networks framework
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Launch of new Networks framework

By Fiona Jukes - PR and Communications Manager for Public Sector at YPO

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YPO has announced the launch of a new national network and telecommunications framework valued at £750million.

The first-of-its kind framework has been created to offer a full range of connectivity and communication technology services to all public sector organisations, from blue light to central and local government.

The framework will include sourcing, procurement, delivery and support for local area networks, wide area networks, cyber security, digital fibre infrastructure, smart cities and internet of things, communications services, and mobile, voice and data solutions.

There are currently 37 suppliers available on the framework, including Talk Talk Business Direct Ltd and Telefonica UK Ltd. – however over half of the suppliers are SMEs, helping public sector organisations to generate greater social value through their spending.

Onwave UK Ltd, an SME based in Kent, deliver managed connectivity solutions and are ‘delighted’ to be a supplier on the framework.

Onwave’s chief operating officer Jay Moorhouse, said: “As great connectivity becomes ever more vital, we’re very excited about the opportunity to work with YPO to make sure customers get the best possible connectivity for their organisations.”

YPO’s head of public sector Gavin Rimmington, said: “The launch of this framework will reassure the public sector that we’re here to support organisations through a period of digital transformation. It’s no secret that we’re all facing more pressure to adopt digital practises while still maintaining operational and financial stability.

“Utilising the combined expertise of our suppliers and YPO, the network connectivity and telecommunications framework provides clear and easily implementable solutions, significant financial value for money and continuous guidance throughout the life of awarded contracts. To add to this, sourcing multiple, highly competent SME providers to serve the framework has meant that organisations can stimulate local economic growth through their spend.”

For more information on the Network Connectivity and Telecommunications framework visit our framework page.