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27.03.12

PSN suppliers announced

The Cabinet Office has revealed the Public Sector Network (PSN) suppliers list, where 12 out of 16 bidders have joined the framework.

PSN is an agreement made up of managed telecoms services, to “ease collaboration and communication” between various public sector departments.

Services covered in the £500m-£3bn, 2-year framework include network connectivity, information assurance, design, deployment, transition and biz continuity.

Minister for the Cabinet Office, Francis Maude, said: “The Public Services Network is a fundamental building block of our ICT Strategy, and today’s announcement of suppliers to the framework is a huge step forward in providing the infrastructure to deliver services to citizens more efficiently and cheaply.

“We are confident that the PSN programme will substantially reduce the cost of communication services across government.

“The PSN will also change the way public sector organisations work and interact, making it possible for government to operate in a much more flexible way, regardless of workers’ usual department or office.

“Work in the 21st century needs to be about what you do, not where you do it and the longer the public sector lags behind, the more this costs the taxpayer and constrains innovation.”

Neil Rogers, president, global government, BT Global Services, said: “It will create a new and competitive market which will open up opportunities that didn’t exist before. We’re committed to helping central government, defence, health, blue light and local government customers prepare for PSN and the transformational benefits it will enable.”

The chosen suppliers are:

Virgin Media Business Limited

Logicalis UK Limited

British Telecommunications

Cable & Wireless Worldwide

Level 3 (formerly Global Crossing)

Capita Business Services Limited

Updata Infrastructure UK Limited

Fujitsu

MDNX Enterprise Services Limited

eircom UK Limited

KCOM Group

Thales UK Limited

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