TNP Awarded Place on GCloud1215/09/2020
Public sector networking specialist TNP (The Networking People) has become one of the first organisations in the UK to be awarded a place on G-Cloud 12 – the latest version of the Government’s Digital Marketplace procurement framework.
G-Cloud is designed to enable local authorities, health trusts and other public sector organisations to use the Cloud by purchasing essential services more cost effectively.
TNP offers professional consultancy and support to local authorities and health trusts. That includes assessing the Cloud-ready status of their networks, advising on migration to Cloud services and providing Cloud hosting via its own CloudConnect hosted public Wi-Fi platform.
As a G-Cloud 12 provider of Cloud platforms and infrastructure services TNP is positioned to help public sector organisations deploy, manage and run software, and offer processing, storage and networking solutions.
G-Cloud is designed by the Crown Commercial Service to enable organisations to purchase services from a wider pool of suppliers. Nearly 90% of the suppliers are SME’s with around £6 billion spent on G-Cloud since 2012.
The G-Cloud framework agreement between the Government and suppliers of Cloud services is renewed every 12 months to keep the offers from registered companies fresh and competitive. For the public sector organisations, a framework is a more efficient way to procure than posting and managing multiple, individual contracts.
Ian Anderson, Solutions Architect with TNP explains: “We are long-term supporters of the G-Cloud framework and embrace the competitive environment in which sector organisations can pick and choose the assistance they need, and pay only for what they use.
“The majority of G-Cloud spending so far has come from central Government, with local government and the wider public sector slower to use the service. However, the Coved-19 crisis has forced many local authorities and health trusts to re-examine their service infrastructure and enhance delivery while still maintaining tight budget controls. We provide guidance and advice on how best to use G-Cloud and the services offered through the procurement framework to deliver the safe and resilient Cloud access across a broad spectrum of users.
Through carefully planned growth and recruitment TNP continues to expand its resources and can offer huge experience within the public sector to assess systems and advise on making networks Cloud-friendly. That specialist knowledge can also help local authorities and health trusts to set up and maintain cost-effective Cloud network infrastructures.
The G-Cloud 12 upgrade goes live at the end of September 2020 and replaces the previous G-Cloud 11 framework.