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-compliant1 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
Access to the framework is freely available to Jisc member institutions.
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.