Carrier Thus plc has been awarded an OGCbuying.solutions Framework Agreement giving it the opportunity to supply services to the public sector for voice, data and convergent communications solutions. The OGCbuying.solutions’ Specialist Solutions Framework provides UK public sector customers with accredited suppliers across a range of solutions and services.
The company says that their three year agreements, compliant with new procurement regulations, enable public bodies to buy goods and services easily and cost effectively, safe in the knowledge that the accredited supplier has undergone a robust tendering process and has agreed to satisfy the standard terms and conditions of the agreement.
The accreditation is, however, mutually beneficial according to Thus. Whilst strict regulations are necessary in all public sector purchasing, the procurement process is often challenging and lengthy. The Specialist Solutions Framework simplifies the procurement process by focusing on the most appropriate service categories including Voice, Data and Convergent Communications and reduces the cost and resources required.
Bruce Cooper, Head of Government & Utilities, Thus plc said:
“Being awarded an OGCbuying.solutions framework agreement will allow us to build on existing relationships within the public sector. The new framework has been developed to ease the transition towards new wave technologies which are recognised as crucial in enabling Transformational Government and delivering an efficient public sector. Thus expertise with new wave technologies, centred around our next-generation-network, will enable us to play a key role in meeting these challenges.