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IT updates: telephony and hardware aggregations underway, don't miss out on major savings

Targetting another 30% savings: next Telephony aggregation

Business telecom costs have dropped 20 per cent since 2010, and aggregated further competitions have achieved savings of over 30 per cent in recent e-Auctions. The next opportunity is now underway - don't miss out. 

What is included?
* SIP Trunking: Session Initiation Protocol is an innovative technology which enables real-time multimedia sessions to co-exist harmoniously on the same infrastructure as your data e.g. phones, Unified Communications
* Fixed Lines:  traditional ISDN run over TDM (Time Division Multiplexers) PBXs 
* Data Connectivity

Participation offers you:
Downward price trend:  business telecom costs have dropped 20 per cent since 2010, and aggregated further competitions have achieved savings of over 30 per cent in recent e-Auctions 
New technology such as SIP Trunks, IP infrastructure offers line savings typically 40-50 per cent over ISDN
Innovation: flexibility, scalability, resilience, business continuity, DDI - greater efficiency, reduced cost of ownership
Commercial benefits: improved service terms & conditions, and a single contract means reduced management costs, simplified future procurements
Estate rationalisation – remove unused resources

When?
Phase 1 July – October 2015 
Phase 2 August – December 2015
Phase 3 December 2015 – April 2016

To express interest in participating, contact Tony Nwagbolu of LPP's Technology Workstream.
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EOIs for NFC25 IT Hardware Aggregated eAuction needed by 11th August

LPP and CCS have begun the next National aggregated Further Competition for technology hardware and consumer off the shelf (COTS) packaged software (CCS ref: NFC25).
The competition will include goods and services within the scope of Technology Products (RM1054
 
Requirements for the following lots are being considered:
Lot 1 Technology Hardware
Lot 2 Packaged Software 
Lot 4 User Devices
 
NFC25 coverage may include laptops, tablets, basic mobile handsets and smart phones (excluding airtime), desktops, monitors, keyboards, mice, thin clients, docking stations, servers, switches, card readers, peripherals such as bags, covers, USB memory sticks and accessories, and COTS packaged software.
 
Expressions of interest are needed no later than 5pm on Tuesday 11th August. Competitions are free of charge to participants, and the process will take place over a period of 16 weeks, covering market engagement, validation of requirements, and procurement.

If you are interested in participating or have any questions please contact Tony Nwagbolu no later than 5pm on Tuesday 11th August.
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