Crown Commercial Services names eir evo UK as Supplier on New 'Cloud First' Framework

  • New Framework Offers More Choice for Northern Ireland Public Sector Network & Communications Procurement with the addition of eir evo

    Crown Commercial Service names eir evo UK as a supplier to offer vast portfolio of network solutions from fibre to software-defined networking as part of the new Network Services 3 framework [RM6116].

    Leading local telecoms and IT provider eir evo UK has been successfully named on Crown Commercial Service’s (CCS) new ‘cloud first’ procurement framework, underlining its strength and experience delivering network services, unified communications and contact centre services to support the public sector.

    The largest public procurement body in the UK, CCS assisted thousands of organisations across central government, public and third sectors with £3.8 billion worth of commercial benefits in 2022/23.  The development of the new framework opens up a host of new benefits to public sector organisations through greater choice of suppliers with trust and credibility, enhanced flexibility and control, plus a more streamlined process for enhanced efficiencies.

    eir evo joins 48 accredited suppliers on Lot 1a of the Network Services 3 framework to provide inter-site connectivity (Wide Area Network) and data access services to the Northern Ireland and UK public sector and in supporting CCS’s commitment to an improved user experience, better value for money and a ‘cloud first’ approach. For the first time in 5 years, organisations across central government, public and third sectors can avail of and benefit from eir evo’s leading expertise, next-generation high-capacity network and local service delivery.

    eir evo’s inclusion on the framework, which also includes 3 additional lots for provision of local connectivity services, unified communications and contact centre solutions, marks a significant development for the company and their clients, demonstrating their commitment to delivering quality solutions and expertise in support of public sector digital excellence.

    “We’re delighted to back in the position to contribute to the successful delivery of Northern Ireland’s digital strategy across the public sector and to empower the public sector’s ambitions with access to the right network and communication solutions. We’ve continued our commitment to supporting this sector throughout the years and very much welcome this new framework that gives them the flexibility and choice in the infrastructure that underpins their innovation roadmap” eir evo UK Sales Director Clair Gheel said. “Demonstrating the quality of our solutions, our expertise and competitive pricing, this development also underlines our ambition, experience and success to date in delivering major contracts within Northern Ireland and our long-standing commitment to excellence and, ultimately, to the region’s economic growth.  

    eir evo remains at the forefront of innovation, constantly refining their managed services to incorporate innovative technologies like Software Defined Networking (SDN), a centralised and automated method for deploying and managing networks. For public sector organisations, this technology delivers greater operational efficiencies and improved agility and allows them to dynamically optimise and secure their network infrastructure in line with evolving demands. In addition to software-defined local and wide area networking, the SDN solutions available on the framework from eir evo include software-defined access for policy-based access control, enabling zero-trust security, and application centric infrastructure (ACI) for data centre automation.  


    About Crown Commercial Service

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    eir evo UK and Network Services 3

    Following a detailed competitive selection process, eir evo UK has been named as an NS3 supplier under 4 lots (see below). The competition process required them to showcase their technical capability, experience, and record of accomplishment in delivering WAN (Wide Area Network), LAN (Local Area Network) and Digital Communications services, as well as Contract Centre Solutions to Public Sector organisations. The process also required eir evo UK to demonstrate and evidence quality assurance, legislative compliance, industry best practice, and sustainability goals and outcomes.

    • Lot 1a: Inter site Connectivity (Wide Area Network) / Data Access Services
    • Lot 2a: Intra site Connectivity (Local Area Network) / Local Connectivity Services
    • Lot 4b: Digital Communication Services (Unified Communications)
    • Lot 4c: Contact Centre Solutions

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