Framework - YPO Communications Services

Network Connectivity and Telecommunication Solutions – 976

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Key Facts

Period: 01 October 2020 – 30 September 2024
Extension Opportunities: None
Contract Notice: 2020/S 124-305229
Award Notice: 2020/S 202-492172
Geographic Coverage: National

This framework is for the provision of network connectivity and telecommunication solutions which has been developed from extensive public sector customer and supplier engagement. It is designed to meet the needs of all public sector organisations including Central Government, Charities, Housing, Education, Emergency Services, Local Authority and NHS establishments.

The simplified lot structure allows for purchase decisions based on solutions and outcomes. Each lot is inclusive of products, works and services which can be tailored to meet your specific requirements and provide you with delivery of standalone, or full service solutions, using technologies that are currently available and those which evolve throughout the lifetime of the framework agreement.

Daisy services are available on lots 1, 2 and 6

This Framework is divided into the following Lots:

  • Lot 1 – Wide Area Network (WAN) Services
  • Lot 2 – Local Area Network (LAN) Services
  • Lot 3 – Digital Fibre Infrastructure Services
  • Lot 4 – Smart Cities and IOT
  • Lot 5 – Cyber Security Solutions
  • Lot 6 – Communication Services
  • Lot 7 – Mobile, Voice and Data

Multi-lot call offs are permittable, enabling you to combine two or more of the above lots and obtain all your connectivity and telecommunication service requirements in 1 single procurement.

This framework agreement has been established to allow customers to purchase goods, works or services easily and compliantly via direct award or further competition. Benefits of using the framework agreement include:

  • This framework is compliant with UK/EU procurement legislation– we’ve done the work, so there’s no need for you to run a full EU procurement process, reducing risk and timescales for customers
  • Available to use by all UK public sector bodies – You don’t have to be a member to utilise any of our framework agreements
  • Assured supplier standards – Suppliers listed on the framework were assessed during the procurement process for their financial stability, compliance to legislation, experience and technical and professional ability to give customers confidence of a quality service
  • Supplier choice – With 38 providers available on the framework across 7 lots, you are given access to a range of options and industry expertise
  • Pre-defined terms and conditions – Terms and conditions of the contract have already been established and signed and accepted by the supplier. On awarding contracts customers have the option to use YPO’s standard framework agreement terms and conditions as established, or use their own if preferred
  • No defined call off length – You can specify a contract period, based on the term that will best suit your requirements
  • Aggregation of spend – Customers will receive the benefits of the aggregated spend volume and increased leverage in the market
  • Aggregated competitions – YPO can assist with developing and running aggregated competitions with other buyers with similar requirements
  • Simplified lot structure – Easy to understand lot requirements which allow purchase decisions based on solutions and outcomes
  • Choice of call off routes –Direct award capability for quick and compliant procurements, or re-open award criteria weightings at further competition to suit your specific requirements
  • One stop shop – Multi-lot call offs are permitted with this framework, allowing customers to procure all their connectivity and telecommunication requirements in 1 single procurement and award to 1 supplier for their full ICT solution across multiple lots
  • Access to the latest technology – The framework allows for delivery of solutions using technologies that are currently available and those which evolve throughout the lifetime of the framework agreement, giving you access to the newest equipment and service offerings
  • Easy to use – Customers need only to identify their requirements, present these to the market and award a contract. This can be done either via YPO or directly with the awarded suppliers
  • Full support service – YPO can assist you with your procurement and managing the call off-process, from the building of documents, running the further competition, through to evaluation. YPO can conduct this on your behalf (at no cost to you) taking care of all key areas making the process totally hassle free and compliant with as little or much involvement as you require