TNP advises Scottish public sector on creating better digital networks19/12/2018

Public sector network specialist TNP has been awarded a place on a new Network Advice Dynamic Purchasing System established by the Scottish Government to give organisations including local authorities, health trusts, universities and colleges easier access to a full range of technical network advice.

The Network Advice DPS builds on the success of the Network Enablement Services Framework originally created by the Scottish Government in 2014 to maximise efficiency and collaboration by embedding sustainable procurement for public sector network services. The new electronic process is designed to further streamline procurement of advice for organisations seeking to develop, enhance and secure their network infrastructure.

Commercial Director Chris Wade at TNP (The Networking People) explains: “Existing Public Sector network configurations often don’t provide the flexible and resilient infrastructure they need, so we can provide expert advice and guidance to ensure that improvements are cost effective and fit for purpose.”

TNP has huge experience within the public sector across the UK, and is familiar with the specific requirements in Scotland having worked on a number of projects including creating, enhancing and extending networks in the Highlands and Islands

“Our experience adds value to TNP’s assessment of systems and the advice we provide on enhancing networks and delivering better performance. That is often achieved using the client’s existing infrastructure to provide more efficient and safer services.”

Contracts will be awarded via call-offs issued through the DPS by Scottish public sector organisations, inviting suppliers to tender for in-scope services.
Areas covered may include advice in relation to network security, integration or upgrades, support of internet of things (IoT) network integration, audit and analysis of network services, infrastructure project management, migration of existing network services implementation.

It can also encompass added value elements such as network monitoring, health checks and security services, and network support for staff moves.

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