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Virgin Media O2 Business signs new procurement deal to be a preferred public sector supplier

Staff Reporter
May 16, 2024

Virgin Media O2 Business has struck a deal with the government procurement organisation to supply the public sector with a full range of digital services with discounts.

The network, along with the Crown Commercial Service, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding aimed at accelerating the replacement of legacy technology with new digital solutions across government bodies and public organizations.

The new agreement will generate competitive discounts and expedite digital collaboration, promising better value for taxpayers and streamlined procurement processes.

Under the terms of the agreement, the public sector will gain access to Virgin Media O2 Business’s telecommunications products and services, including fixed connectivity, mobile shared data bundles, IP telephony, professional services, equipment, and devices.

Eligible public sector organizations, ranging from central government to local authorities and arm’s length bodies, will benefit from a new discounting model designed to provide competitive rates, simplifying and making telecom services more cost-effective to procure, process, and manage.

Martin McFadyen, Director of Public Sector at Virgin Media O2 Business, commented: “Our new agreement with the Crown Commercial Service will accelerate digital transformation and offer innovative discounts for UK government bodies and public organizations. Whether overcoming barriers or exploring the advantages of 5G technology, Virgin Media O2 Business plays a key role in supporting the public sector to maximize the benefits of telecom technology and connect communities across the nation. This partnership will also enhance efforts to tackle digital literacy, enabling people to access the benefits of connectivity in their daily lives.”

Dr. Philip Orumwense: new MoU leverages CCS’s buying power to deliver cost-effective and well-procured connectivity solutions

Dr. Philip Orumwense, Commercial Director and Chief Procurement Officer for Technology at Crown Commercial Services, added: “Mobile voice and data are integral to enabling service delivery for the public sector. The ability to communicate with colleagues and citizens and access and share data quickly and securely has never been more crucial. This new MoU leverages CCS’s buying power to deliver cost-effective and well-procured connectivity solutions from Virgin Media O2 Business. Customers will also benefit from increased social value and learning and development opportunities.”

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