TNP have been appointed to the UK HE Purchasing Consortia27/01/2014
TNP, the Lancaster University based IT consultancy, has been appointed to the UK Higher Education Purchasing Consortia’s national Network Framework Agreement.
Universities and colleges across the UK will have access to sector specific advice and support consultancy in the supply, maintenance & repair of IT Networking Equipment.
The Consortia consists of six regional bodies, covering higher education, and one national consortium representing further education and were established to deliver and manage collaborative framework agreements within the sector.
The Consortia members are:
NEUPC North Eastern Universities Purchasing Consortium
LUPC London Universities Purchasing Consortium
NWUPC North West Universities Purchasing Consortium
SUPC Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium
HEPCW Higher Education Purchasing Consortium for Wales
APUC Advanced Procurement for Universities and Colleges (Scotland)
Further Education institutions are represented by the Crescent Purchasing Consortium (CPC). Institutions can access the Framework from their regional purchasing consortium through GeM the contracts database containing all HE and FE sector consortia negotiated contracts.
The framework agreement will enable TNP to provide a comprehensive range of independent IT networking consultancy, including:
- ICT Strategy Development
- System and Network Design
- WAN and MAN System Design and Build
- Procurement Support
- Program, Project and Implementation Management
- System and Network Configuration
- Energy Efficiency and Management
TNP was formed from the award winning Lancaster University Network Services (LUNS Ltd). The team has extensive experience of both the Higher and Further Education sectors having worked as part of Lancaster University’s Informations Systems team and in delivering the CaNLMAN and CLEO networks in Lancashire and Cumbria. Now a privately owned company, TNP specialises in networking consultancy and has secured many contracts with local government and education across the UK.