Virgin Media Business appointed preferred supplier for new government services network

  • New framework comes into force August 2015, to support schools, councils, emergency services and other public sector organisations procure network and telecommunications  services
  • Virgin Media is the preferred supplier in all ten categories created by the framework

Virgin Media Business has been appointed as a supplier in all ten categories of the government’s new Network Services framework agreement (RM1045). The agreement becomes operational this month and is estimated to attract a minimum of £318m public sector spend over the next four financial years.

Released by the Crown Commercial Service (CCS), the Network Service agreement is the main procurement framework for public sector organisations in the UK.

The agreement will help healthcare providers, emergency services, local councils and other public sector organisations, greater flexibility and value when they’re looking to procure a full range of technology services including mobile, voice-over-IP, video conferencing and local area networks.

By securing a place in every category, Virgin Media Business cements its status as a leading supplier to the sector and will allow them to fulfil cross technology service requirements. To gain acceptance on each of the lots, suppliers were asked to pass a series of technical and commercial hurdles.

Peter Kelly, Managing Director, Virgin Media Business said:

“Virgin Media Business has a long track record of working in partnership with the public sector. It’s essential these organisations have the tools and solutions they need to securely communicate, share information and collaborate with each other. We are delighted to be recognised by Crown Commercial Service as a preferred partner with outstanding products and services.”

The ten lots offered through the Network Services Framework include:
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Lot Definition
1 Data Access Services
2 Localised Network Services
3 Traditional Telephony Services
4 Inbound Telephony Services
5 IP Telephony Services
6 Mobility Services (Voice & Data)
7 Paging Services
8 Video Conferencing Services
9 Audio Conferencing Services
10 Integrated Communications
Agency Services

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Virgin Media Business has nearly 20 years’ experience servicing public sector organisations including more than 250 NHS organisations, 60% of the UK’s police force and half the UK’s fire and ambulance services. They work with over 3,000 schools and universities to enable more innovative learning and local councils to improve connectivity in communities.

This announcement comes as CCS award 61 suppliers with lots across the framework.

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