BT wins £200m public sector ICT framework deal


Pan-London agreement will see BT provide ICT and UC services to three boroughs in the capital

BT has won a £200 million contract as the sole supplier to provide a range of ICT products and services under a new pan-London public sector procurement framework agreement.

Potential customers can choose from a number of products and services that includes local and wide area networking, cloud services, fixed and mobile telephony, unified communications and conferencing.

It is the latest of four frameworks established by the tri-borough, comprising the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham and Westminster City Council.

New framework
BT major and public sector managing director Colm O’Neill said: “This new framework represents an innovative approach to procurement, making it simpler, faster and more cost-effective for public sector organisations in the capital to buy the latest cutting-edge ICT services.

“We see this very much as a partnership with the organisations involved and they’ll be able to play a part in shaping the future direction of travel of the framework and the products available on it.”

“BT was successful in a highly competitive process against other major communication companies. We’re delighted to have the chance to work with such an interesting and
diverse set of public sector organisations ranging from schools, NHS Trusts, police forces and social landlords, among others, to bring them a wide range of ICT services to support pan-London collaboration.”

Streamline buying process
This new agreement is open to local government across all 33 London boroughs, and can also be used by other public sector bodies in the capital including the NHS, schools, Metropolitan and City Police forces, Transport for London (TfL), social landlords and other organisations including waste authorities.

O’Neill added the use and importance of the frameworks is growing as they are designed to streamline the buying process across the public sector as well as saving money by making the buying process less complex.