Azzurri Communications, the leading independent provider of managed communications services, is pleased to announce it has been awarded a framework agreement for three lots by Government Procurement Service, for Communications Services, Conferencing Services and Managed Equipment Room Services. It means Azzurri will be one of the suppliers invited to tender when specific Public Sector projects are procured through one of these three lots under the PSN Services framework agreement.
Azzurri has a long heritage in the Public Sector, with particular strengths in Local Government and Healthcare. Azzurri's ability to consolidate, integrate and then pro-actively manage multiple telecoms and network suppliers through one centralised, cost-effective and flexible contract, has proved an attractive option for many Public Sector organisations.
The shift from telecoms being seen as just providing dial tone to a desk phone has long gone. The ability to deliver telephony and communications applications through hosted or cloud-based methods is here. It is these technology changes that are allowing organisations to make cost savings whilst helping their staff work more flexibly and productively.
Vim Vithaldas, CEO, Azzurri Communications, said: "We're delighted to be awarded this prestigious framework agreement. With communications increasingly moving to an IP-based world, our deep experience of managing fixed and mobile telephony and data networks means we're very well placed to help Public Sector organisations rationalise their estates and use technology to achieve their strategic objectives."
About Public Services Network
The Public Services Network (PSN) is the foundation for the Government ICT Strategy. PSN will substantially reduce the cost of communication services across UK Government and enable new, joined-up and shared public services for the benefit of citizens. PSN is creating one logical network, based on industry standards, and a more open and competitive ICT marketplace at the heart of UK Public Sector.
About Government Procurement Service
Government Procurement Service, an executive agency of the Cabinet Office, is the delivery arm of Government Procurement. Its overall priority is to provide procurement savings for central government, health and organisations across the UK public sector.
Its main focus is to deliver these savings through expert sourcing, category and centralised data management. By centralising, standardising and aggregating spend on common goods and services we deliver significant, sustainable cost reductions to Government.
Government Procurement Service provides value for money, commercial procurement solutions which are fully EU compliant, covering energy, office solutions, communications services, professional services, travel, fleet, IT commodities (including telecommunications and networks), property & facilities management and ecommerce."
Azzurri is the UK's leading independent provider of managed communications services. We help organisations transform ICT into a strategic asset to support growth, enhance agility and efficiency, boost collaboration and deliver competitive advantage.
Our flexible, integrated communications services encompass IP and mobile telephony, converged networks, unified communications, contact centres and document solutions.
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