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June 14, 2016

BT wins £200m London council ICT framework deal

News: The company beat off competition from other major communication firms.

By CBR Staff Writer

Three London borough councils have selected BT as the sole supplier to offer a range of information and communication technology (ICT) products and services in a deal worth about £200m.

The agreement is the latest of four frameworks set up by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, and Westminster City Council.

It will be open to all 33 London boroughs and other public sector bodies in the capital such as the NHS, Transport for London and several other organisations including waste authorities.

The latest framework will enable potential customers to select from a range of BT products and services including local and wide area networking, cloud services, fixed and mobile telephony, unified communications and conferencing.

The frameworks intend to streamline the buying process, making it less complex, less time-consuming and result in accelerated delivery of public sector ICT projects.

BT managing director of major and public sector Colm O’Neill said: "This new framework represents an innovative approach to procurement, making it simpler, faster and more cost-effective for public sector organisations in the capital to buy the latest cutting-edge ICT services.

"BT was successful in a highly competitive process against other major communication companies.

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"We’re delighted to have the chance to work with such an interesting and diverse set of public sector organisations ranging from schools, NHS Trusts, police forces and social landlords, among others, to bring them a wide range of ICT services to support pan-London collaboration."

It is the fourth contract BT has secured as part of the framework, and the third where the company is the sole supplier.

BT has already signed deals with Westminster City Council and the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulha, as well as Bromley Council to provide user computing and datacentre services.

The London Borough of Islington has also awarded BT a contract for strategic consultancy services.

Earlier this year, BT secured a five-year contract from the NHS Islington Clinical Commissioning Group and the London Borough of Islington to connect the information systems used by 10,000 health and social care workers in the borough.

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