About the telephony DPS
Our service enables you to purchase equipment including handsets, system support, mobiles, circuits and SIP trunks, from pre-qualified suppliers who are directly connected to the Janet Network for telephony.
You may wish to move all or some of your voice traffic from traditional telephone connections (ISDN) onto your IP network. This process can cut your organisation's costs by up to 70%.
Our stringent processes comply with EU procurement rules so you can also rest assured that the suppliers chosen will provide you with the best value for money and quality of service.
- OJEU compliant*
The service is an OJEU-compliant route to market
- Value for money
We can help you identify your specific telephony needs, and to identify any unnecessary requirements
- Save procurement time
We pre-qualify all suppliers on the dynamic purchasing system (DPS) to ensure they can meet your requirements and free up your time in the process - and, depending on the equipment or service being purchased, your procurement could be completed in less than three weeks
- Advice and guidance
By purchasing through our service you gain access to our in-house technical experts who will provide impartial advice on all aspects of voice technologies, focusing on VoIP and IP telephony
- Dynamic purchasing system
We ensure that you have access to the latest technology and suppliers
- No extra charge for a connection
If you already have a Janet connection there’s no need to pay for traditional telephone circuits
- Fast and reliable
Telephony purchased through our service has all the functionality available with traditional telephony options, plus the reassurance of fast and reliable data transfer over the Janet Network
*Official Journal of the European Union. Contact email@example.com to see the OJEU contract notice.
Access to the framework is freely available to Jisc member institutions.
Full information on eligibility is available in the buyer's guide (pdf).
Whether you know your requirements or are just starting out, get in touch and we'll help you with next steps.
Starting out - get in touch
When you're ready to begin your procurement, you'll need to complete an invitation to tender (ITT) then send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. We've created a mini-competition template (Word docx), which you can download then customise for your own use.
We'll help ensure your requirements are technically sound, phrased appropriately and ready for publication on our e-tendering portal, which is where all communication with potential bidders takes place.
A mini-competition must be live for at least ten days. If the requirement is complex we would advise allowing three to four weeks.
Making a decision
Once the deadline passes we'll download all the bids and return them to you for review.
On reaching a decision you'll need to advise us of the outcome and provide feedback for unsuccessful bidders, who we will notify via the portal. Once the contract is signed you confirm the contract value and we report quarterly to OJEU.
Remember to let us know if the procurement is terminated.
|Supplier name||Contact name||Telephone|
|4net Technologies Ltd||Jeremy Astin||0161 864 5130 / 07976 705 165|
|4Sight Communications Ltd||Paul Arigho-Crockett||0203 0055036|
|Amillan Ltd||Ryan Hawtin||0845 504 8885|
|Arrow Business Communications Ltd||Catherine Ingram||0330 440 4444|
|Avoira Ltd||Andy Martin||0161 763 2000 / 07966 320218|
|Birmingham Telecommunications Ltd||Kevin Ryan||01675 432129|
|Britannic Technologies Ltd||Jonathan Sharp||01483 242554|
|Charterhouse Voice and Data Ltd||Liz Holmes||020 7613 7400|
|Cinos Communications Services Ltd||Jody Faulkner||020 3880 2026|
|Clarion Communication Management||Matthew Putman||0333 222 6633|
|Exactive Ltd||Robert Hutchison||01383 667028|
|Exchange Communications Installations Ltd||David Morse||0141 7768859|
|Focus 4 U Ltd t/a Focus Group||Peter Allen||0330 024 2000|
|Gamma Telecom Ltd||Sam Winterbottom||0333 240 3022|
|GJ Beckett and Associates||Mike Gooch||0118 940 9000|
|Maintel Europe Ltd||Fraser Sutherland||07923 210 921|
|Midland Telecom||Leon Fletcher||0121 214 1111|
|Network Connect Ltd||Ryan Heys||0161 2142010|
|Opus Business Systems Ltd t/a Opus Telecoms||Jenny Critchfield||0208 545 7121|
|Ping Network Solutions||Alister Richmond||0141 354 1575|
|South West Communications Group Ltd T/A swcomms||Simon Dunstan||01392 369369|
|Yes Technology Solutions Ltd t/a Yestech||Bill Jackson||023 9267 8800|
This service is included within the scope of our ISO9001 certificate.