Network Services 2 framework acceptance for TNP12/08/2019
Public sector networking specialist TNP (The Networking People) has been accepted onto the Government’s latest Network Services 2 RM3808 purchasing framework offering telecoms and network services to local authorities, health trusts and educational institutions.
The framework is run by Crown Commercial Service (CCS) to help the public sector achieve maximum commercial value, and it is keen to see more SME suppliers get involved.
TNP was one of the original companies accepted onto Network Services 1 in 2015. As an SME, TNP welcomes the more open access offered by the framework to independent specialist businesses that can stand alongside the giant multinationals by being pre-qualified to supply into the public sector.
The scope of the services offered through the framework includes data access, local connectivity, traditional and IP telephony, mobile voice and data, paging and alerting, video conferencing, audio conferencing services, unified communications, radio, security and surveillance and contact centres.
Network Services 2 will also include the provision of Health and Social Care Network (HSCN) services through supporting infrastructure. TNP was one of the first companies to complete the rigorous Health and Social Care Network (HSCN) Stage 2 compliance process, which qualifies them to deliver HSCN services to public sector customers.
Chris Wade Commercial Director at TNP explains: “We have built up very good relationships with a number of public sector organisations through our innovative delivery of network services and support. However, being able to bid for public sector business through the framework provides another opportunity to demonstrate to the public sector at all levels that independent companies can offer a different approach and exceptional value for money”.