With over 26 years supporting public sector organisations, Freedom are members of a wide spectrum of communications frameworks. We already deliver services to over half a million public sector end users, and have long-standing relationships with over 10% of Local Governments. Read on for a summary of the Frameworks we are listed on, and the specific Lots within them.
The Public Services Network (PSN)
The trusted, shared infrastructure that connects an increasing number of organisations, delivering public services to each other and to cloud based and hosted services that they can use or share. Freedom are listed on 9 out of the 10 potential lots.
1. Data access services: Ranged connectivity services enabling site-to-site or site-to-cloud interconnectivity.
2. Local connectivity services: Single site connectivity including LAN equipment, SAN equipment, wired or wireless connectivity.
3. Traditional telephony services: Voice services enabling local traditional telephony equipment to be connected to PSTN. Includes traditional voice connectivity, voice call packages, SIP trunks, DDI ranges and CPS services.
4. Inbound telephony services: Inbound call management services for established local call centre functions including non-geographical numbers e.g. 03xx, 05xx, 08xx and 09xx numbers.
5. IP telephony services: End-to-end IP telephony services with the ability to connect to the PSTN
6. Mobile voice and data services: Mobile voice and/or data services, including voice calls, SMS, voicemail services, mobile data connectivity, mobile e-mail services, mobile data applications, value added mobile services and mobile device management.
8. Video-conferencing services: Traditional and IP based conferencing services and the provision of all elements of a complete solution.
9. Audio-conferencing services: Audio-conferencing services including call recording, playback, analysis tools, the ability to reserve and pre-book, DDI numbers, coded access references peripheral equipment, software, management tools, security access products, collaboration tools, transcribing and translation services.
10. Integrated communications: The provision of integrated communications solutions to provide a consistent user interface across a range of end-user devices.
Jisc is the UK higher education, further education and skills sectors’ not-for-profit organisation for digital services and solutions. The Janet network provides UK research and education with a highly reliable and secure, world-class network, enabling national and international communication and collaboration.
The Janet Telephony purchasing service enables you to purchase equipment including handsets, mobiles, circuits and SIP trunks, from pre-qualified suppliers like Freedom who are directly connected to the Janet network for telephony. The Framework is now referred to as a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) for Telephony Purchasing Services and Freedom are classed as a Janet Approved Telephony Supplier.
CPC (Crescent Purchasing Consortium)
CPC are a purchasing consortium, owned and run by the Further Education sector. Providing members with specialist advice on best spending practices and how to obtain best value for money.
Framework – Network Hardware and Software inc. Servers and Data Storage
Lots Awarded to Freedom Communications:
4. Networking Equipment & Services
5. Security Hardware