Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. has been placed on two of the UK Government’s key procurement mechanisms for the provision of fiber connectivity.
The placements, which have been awarded by the UK Government’s Crown Commercial Service (CCS), will allow Zayo Group to provide design, installation, testing and fiber installation for organisations across the UK public sector.
These procurement mechanisms are:
Gigabit Capable Connectivity is a Dynamic Purchasing System that will enable Zayo to bid to provide services to UK public sector bodies regardless of sector or level of government (national, devolved or local).
The Education Technology Framework is specifically for the UK’s education sector and will allow Zayo to bid to supply connectivity to schools, colleges and universities across the country.
Derek Gillespie, Zayo’s global chief revenue officer, said, “I’m delighted that Zayo has been named as an approved supplier for the UK public sector. We have extensive experience in providing fiber connectivity to government and education across the United States, and we look forward to putting this expertise to work for more of the UK’s Public Sector.”
Zayo provides critical fiber connectivity and data center colocation services across North America and Western Europe and is a significant supplier to the private sector and to the US Government at federal, state and local levels. In the UK, Zayo provides connectivity services to a growing number of public sector bodies, including leading public educational institutions.
The UK government wants to deliver nationwide gigabit broadband as soon as possible and delivering enhanced public sector connectivity is seen as a key enabler for this. The use of frameworks and dynamic purchasing systems delivers a fast and efficient buying process for procurement managers from across the UK public sector, voluntary sector, charities, and private organisations delivering services for the public sector.
The CCS supports the UK public sector to achieve maximum commercial value when procuring common goods and services. In 2018/19, CCS helped the public sector to achieve commercial benefits worth £945m – supporting world-class public services that offer best value for taxpayers.