TNP win place on Education sector network infrastructure framework from Jisc09/09/2019
Public sector network specialist TNP – The Networking People – has been awarded a place on the new Janet framework for the supply of routers and switches for the UK education and research sector.
The multi-supplier framework agreement administered by the UK’s education technology solutions not-for-profit organisation Jisc, enables qualifying companies to supply, install, support and maintain network equipment for higher or further education institutions, specialist colleges or research establishments.
TNP (The Networking People (TNP) Ltd) has been successful in its application for Lot 8 of the agreement to supply software and systems from two specialist companies; Fortinet, a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, and Flexoptix, a leading technology provider for optical components that enhance and simplify the process of network building and deployment.
Successful suppliers on the framework have completed an extensive and thorough screening process designed to identify those that can offer the best value and highest levels of service to the public sector. The new framework runs for an initial term of two years with the option of extending it until 2023.
TNP is active within a number of public sector frameworks including the G-Cloud 11 digital marketplace designed by the Crown Commercial Service to enable organisations to purchase services from a wider pool of suppliers. Jisc is also part of the G-Cloud 11 framework.
Ian Anderson, Solutions Architect with TNP explains:
Being part of the framework makes it easier for customers to partner with TNP and reduces their costs without compromising on our exceptional service levels. Further and higher education institutions are continually challenged to be more efficient and more effective, and this includes the way they use digital technology
“The new framework gives them access to proven expertise in a vital area of digital infrastructure – routers and switchers. Our extensive experience developing innovative solutions for public sector clients means that we understand the issues they face, while our close relationships with both Fortinet and Flexoptix enables us to identify the best options to meet our customers’ needs.”