The procurement strategies for Networks are developed following collaboration and extensive engagement with key stakeholders across Scottish public sector, and the supply base. User Intelligence Groups (UIGs) were established for each national procurement exercise and contain representation from each sector.
Benefits include maximising efficiency through collaboration, delivery and demonstration of real cash savings, embedding sustainable procurement, fair work considerations and improving access to public sector contracts. The strategy is in line with realising Scotland's full potential in a digital world: A Digital Strategy for Scotland and the Public Procurement Reform Programme. The ICT Networks portfolio consists of the following national frameworks / arrangements:
Fixed Telephony Services
Network Enablement Services
Mobile Voice and Data Services
Digital Conferencing Services
Scottish Procurement are currently working towards the replacement for the Fixed Telephony Services framework and intend to establish a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) for a wide range of telephony services. It is expected that the DPS shall be established and available in late June 2018.
If you would like more information on any of the above, or if you have any comments or suggestions please get in touch with our team:
David Box (Senior Portfolio Specialist)
Phone: 0141 242 0345
Leigh Syme (Procurement Assistant)
Phone: 0131 244 6812