Networking Agreement Launched
NEUPC have recently launched the 2nd Generation Higher Education Networking Supply and Services (HENSS) framework agreement. This new agreement building on the successful incumbent agreement but makes improvements in areas identified by the Tender Working Party.
The framework covers the provision of services and equipment which includes, but is not limited to the supply, installation, storage, maintenance, and repair of Networking Equipment and Networking Consultancy provision. Networking services include any or all aspects of Networking, including design, equipment, storage, implementation, maintenance and repair, training, through to final disposal. Consultancy includes all aspects of networking consultancy which must be provided from an independent perspective.
Please note that it is not the intention of this framework to provide either equipment storage or disposal as a stand-alone service, as these elements should be considered as part of the full lifecycle of a project.
This framework consists of four lots to provide a complete provision of network equipment, network services and Network Consultancy.
- Lot 1 - Networking Equipment only
- Lot 2 – Small to Medium Projects – Up to £1,000,000 in value. Covering any or all aspects of Networking, including equipment, design, implementation, storage, maintenance, training, through to final disposal.
- Lot 3 - Large Projects – In excess of £1 million in value. Covering any or all aspects of Networking, including equipment, design, implementation, storage, maintenance, training, through to final disposal.
- Lot 4 - Consultancy Only – Suppliers who can assist Universities in all aspects of networking consultancy from an independent perspective. This lot is not open to suppliers on lots 1-3 to avoid any conflicts of interest.
Call off from this framework is by further competition on a project by project basis.
The framework was launched on 1st October 2018 and will run for two years, with a further two possible 12-month extension options.