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BT wins pan-London ICT framework contract worth up to £200m

BT will be the sole supplier for a pan-London procurement framework for ICT services, set up by three London councils

BT will provide a series of IT products and services to London’s public sector as part of a framework agreement worth up to £200m.

The contract award is part of the pan-London framework for ICT services, set up by Westminster City Council, the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham.

The framework aims to streamline procurement processes, increase efficiency and cut costs for local councils and is available to all 33 London boroughs. It’s also open to other public sector bodies, such as Transport for London, police forces, schools and the NHS.

The procurement framework will see BT providing a range of services, including cloud services, local and wide area networking, fixed and mobile telephony and unified communications.

BT’s managing director for major and public services said the framework “represents an innovative approach to procurement, making it simpler, faster and more cost-effective for public sector organisations in the capital to buy the latest cutting-edge ICT services”.

The framework is the latest of four set up by the three councils and is the fourth contract BT has won as part of the framework, and the third where BT is the sole supplier.

The company has already signed agreements with Westminster City Council and the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulha, as well as Bromley Council for user computing and datacentre services.

It also won a contract with the London Borough of Islington for strategic consultancy services.

BT has signed a separate contract with Islington Clinical Commissioning Group to deliver and develop an integrated digital care record, linking up health and social care IT systems in the borough.

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