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What’s so great about public sector frameworks?

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Danny Longbottom, director of local government and health at BT, takes a look at public sector frameworks, and explains what his organisation can do to help.

Everyone in the public sector is feeling the squeeze. The pressure to reduce costs grows daily. But so does the pressure to deliver economic growth and improve the quality of services to the public. It seems like an impossible equation to solve. But there are ways to spend smarter and make your money go further – without losing out on quality or efficiency.

Helping the public sector find the best suppliers

Frameworks help public sector organisations like yours evaluate suppliers based on suitability, capabilities and value. Using frameworks could save your organisation up to 25% compared to traditional contracted IT services.

In other words, framework agreements, approved and managed by the Crown Commercial Service (CCS), are a quick and simple route to getting all the services you need in the public sector, at a competitive price.

All the experience you need

We’ve got over 20 years’ experience working with the CCS and providing services to public sector organisations. We’ve covered everything from the NHS and education to central and local government. 

Right now, we work with 1,800 public sector customers, guiding them along their journey of digital transformation. See how: 

Why BT Local Government - Technology is supporting local government to make lives better from BT Business on Vimeo.

And it’s not just about the cost-savings

In the UK, there are 30,000 public sector organisations. Together, they handle around £800bn of taxpayers’ money every year. That’s quite some responsibility. Choosing a cost-effective framework can mean extra money for your organisation to spend elsewhere.

But that’s not all. It also means better communication with the public, better care and better tools. And that means your people can work together more effectively – and get more done.

The London solution

If you’re a London-based organisation, the London ICT Framework could be the ideal solution for your budget. It’s designed for public sector organisations that want a faster, more cost-effective procurement process and flexibility with OPEX and CAPEX options.

The London ICT Framework is open to all public sector organisations, including the NHS, Transport for London, the Metropolitan and City of London police forces, social landlords and even schools. In total, 24 organisations are procuring services through the framework.

And all supported with the leading networks

It’s all designed to offer the very best value and capability to London’s public sector. And because it’s backed up by us, it’s backed by the best UK fixed and mobile networks. Networks that are helping to transform public services throughout London and the south-east. You can find out more about that here:

Why BT London & SE – Working together to transform the local lives with our technology and innovations from BT Business on Vimeo.

If you’re based outside of London, don’t worry. There are plenty of other ways – and other frameworks – you can choose to help your organisation. You might be a framework first-timer or looking at how to expand on already existing frameworks. Either way, they’ve got the potential to off those squeezed budgets.

We know it can make a difference, because we’ve done it – for our customers and for ourselves. We’ll use our insight to spot challenges and make your digital transformation happen. And as a managed service provider, we’ll be with you every step of the way. We’re a partner you can trust. 

Why BT Customer Experience – We believe there’s much to customer relationships than satisfaction scores. from BT Business on Vimeo.

It’s all part of our commitment to helping public sector organisations take the next step in their digital transformation. We call our solution intelligent connectivity.

Why BT – Intelligent Connectivity for smarter decisions from BT Business on Vimeo.

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