Deploy Gamma’s ‘cloud first’ solutions to consolidate your comms infrastructure.

Shrinking budgets. Increased scrutiny. they’re shaking up Government and public sector IT spending. But making economies must never compromise public services.

So there’s a real need to work with suppliers who can innovate and help liberate the true value of existing IT and telecoms investments. Because doing more with less has never been as important.

That’s why public sector procurements are now all about achieving specific outcomes. Not the technologies, products and solutions used to achieve them. It’s an approach that favours alert and quick thinking vendors. Those not afraid to be disruptive. Those prepared to take a different path to the entrenched legacy suppliers.

Gamma are proud to be members of the following public sector trade associations:

Tech UK
TechUK is the trade association which brings together people, companies and organisations to realise the positive outcomes of what digital technology can achieve.
Tech UK

Innopsis
Innopsis is the trade association for suppliers of Digital Infrastructure and Services to the public sector and Gamma are proud to be a founding member.

Innopsis

 

Learn more about how our voice, connectivity and mobile products can help you achieve your comms goals by contacting Gamma or one of our specialist partners.

FAQs

  • Which public framework accreditations do you hold?

    We’re proud to be compliant, easy to do business with and a safe pair of hands. Regardless of your sector, all of our services are simple to procure from one of the following frameworks.

    Crown Commercial Service Supplier

    Crown Commercial Services RM3808 (Network Services 2) & Gigabit Capable Connectivity DPS (RM6095)

    We are approved suppliers of telecommunications services including networks for the entire public sector, their associated bodies and agencies, the voluntary sector and charities via the above framework.

    Network services 2

    Lot 1: Data access services
    Lot 2: Local connectivity services
    Lot 3: Traditional telephony services
    Lot 4: Inbound telephony services
    Lot 5: IP telephony services
    Lot 6: Mobile voice and data services
    Lot 8: Video conferencing services
    Lot 9: Audio conferencing services
    Lot 10: Unified communications
    Lot 13: Contact centre services

    Gigabit Capable Connectivity DPS (RM6095)

    This Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) provides a platform for the procurement and supply of gigabit-capable network services including broadband connectivity and connectivity infrastructure build services.

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    YPO

    YPO

    976 Network Connectivity and Telecommunication Solutions

    This framework is for the provision of network connectivity and telecommunication solutions. The simplified lot structure allows for purchase decisions based on solutions and outcomes.

    Lot 1: Wide Area Network (WAN) Services
    Lot 2: Local Area Network (LAN) Services
    Lot 6: Communication Services
    Lot 7: Mobile, Voice and Data Services

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    979 Technology Hardware, Software and Services

    Using this framework you can procure cloud-first services on a consumption basis across our whole range of communications solutions.

    Lot 4 – Anything as a Service (XaaS)

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    HM Government G-Cloud Supplier

    GCloud 12

    GCloud 12 offers a compliant, value for money and simple to procure route to cloud services for our public sector customers.

    MS Teams:
    Teams Direct Routing
    Cloud UCX

    SIP:
    Resilient SIP Trunking

    Inbound:
    Hotline Call Routing
    Resilient Inbound Routing

    Conferencing:
    Video, Audio and Web Conferencing
    Managed Event Conferencing

    UCaaS:
    Horizon
    Collaborate

    Contact Centre:
    Omni Channel Cloud Contact Centre
    Link Pay+ (PCI certified payment solution)

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    The Scottish Government

    Scottish Procurement Telephony Services Dynamic Purchasing System

    This dynamic purchasing system (DPS) is for the provision of telephony services. It is a multi-lot arrangement providing a full range of services across three lots.

    Lot 1 – Traditional Telephony
    Lot 2 – IP Telephony
    Lot 3 – Enterprise bundled services (includes other telephony services, for example, mobile, voice and data services and unified communications as well as the services available through lots 1 and 2)

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    Health and Social Care Network

    HSCN Access Services RM3825

    The HSCN Access Services Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) provides a route to market for health, social care, and related customers. It’s used to procure connectivity solutions with implementation.

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    Janet

    Jisc Telephony Purchasing Service (Janet)

    This framework allows Janet-connected organisations to purchase our cloud communications and UCaaS solutions such as Microsoft Teams Direct routing, Horizon, Collaborate, Cloud Contact Centre and Inbound. We are directly connected to the Janet Network for telephony.

    You can also buy mobiles and circuits on this framework.

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    Kent County Supplies

    Kent County Supplies (KCS) Telephony Services

    This framework covers the provision of telephony systems and associated services, with both cloud and on-premise options available. It includes (but is not limited to) the following:

    • IP/VoIP telephone systems
    • Call packages
    • Features list (call recording, video conferencing, interactive voice response (IVR), voicemail, paging, tannoy, web portal access and call logging)
    • Connectivity (traditional lines – analogue, ISDN2, ISDN30, SIP lines, broadband – ADSL and fibre to the cabinet, ethernet leased line)
    • Numbering (porting, traditional/geographic, non geographic – 03xx, 08xx, direct dial numbers (DDI)

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    Pagabo

    Pagabo

    We are part of the ICT Services Framework for our UCaaS solutions, including Microsoft Teams Direct Routing, Horizon, Collaborate, SIP Trunking and Inbound services.

    Lot 8 – Cloud Based VoIP Telephony Solutions

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    Parish Buying

    Parish Buying (Phone and data services such as broadband)

    A buying service set up by the Church, for the Church. Contracts and discounts are available to all parishes, cathedrals and dioceses in the Church of England and the Church in Wales.

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  • Guidance to Direct Award (Network Services 2 RM3808)

    The Network Services 2 (RM3808) framework agreement offers organisations a range of Telecommunication and ancillary services across 13 lots. This framework allows organisations to select services by Direct Award or Further Competition. 

    Direct award is available on all 13 lots, where supplier Service Offers are shown in the Government eMarketplace catalogue, and offers a quick and flexible way to procure services from an approved supplier on the framework.

  • Is Direct Award compliant?

    Yes, purchasing services via Direct Award is fully OJEU compliant, without the need to run a Further Competition. All suppliers who list services on the Government eMarketplace for Direct Award are fully approved by the CCS, so organisations considering Direct Award can purchase in confidence.

  • When is Direct Award suitable?

    If you know the services you require, the Direct Award route offers organisations the ability to identify, evaluate and select suitable service offers in a catalogue format. This is a CCS approved procurement route and can help organisations purchase services more quickly and without the need for a lengthy Further Competition process.

  • When may Direct Award not be suitable?

    For more complex requirements, or when you require bespoke requirements or Special Terms, the Further Competition route should be used.

    Our specialist consultants can offer additional guidance on when the Further Competition route may be more suitable.

  • How do I use Direct Award?

    Live Service Offers from approved suppliers can be found in the technology catalogue in the Government eMarketplace, where you can search, evaluate and select the Services required. Your organisation will need to register as a Buyer to be able to access the catalogues. More information on registering can be found here.

    Once you have completed your evaluation of the relevant Service Offers, you can place an order for your chosen offer by completing the Call-Off Order Form. More guidance here

  • What if I cannot find a suitable Service Offer?

    If after searching the catalogue you are unable to find a suitable Service Offer for your organisation’s requirements, you can issue a Request for Information (RFI) to all the Suppliers on the chosen lot. Approved Suppliers then have the opportunity to respond with an existing Service Offer, or can upload a new Service Offer to the catalogue to meet your requirements.

    Useful links

    Register for eMarketplace – https://www.gov.uk/guidance/emarketplace-a-guide-for-public-sector-buyers#how-to-register-for-access

    About RM3808 – https://www.crowncommercial.gov.uk/agreements/RM3808

    CCS Buyer’s Guidance to Direct Award – https://assets.crowncommercial.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/RM3808-Network-Services-2-Buyer-Guidance-to-Direct-Award-10102019.pdf

  • What are the reasons citied by customers for using Gamma?

    When we introduce our offerings – such as Horizon, SIP or Unified Comms – into public sector organisations, it drives out huge amounts of costs and turns highly complex organisations into easy-to-manage infrastructures.

  • Why should we choose Gamma?

    Because we know that public sector procurements are now all about achieving specific outcomes; it is not about the technologies, products and solutions used to achieve them. This approach does not suit entrenched legacy suppliers who are unable to match the agility of vendors like Gamma.

  • How can you help us achieve the outcomes we need?

    We seek to engage with your long-term ICT strategy and provide a transparent route to procurement, delivery and ongoing management. We understand the budget pressures you are facing and will work with you to increase the impact of every pound you spend, making your budgets go further.

  • How can you help with flexible working?

    Gamma’s solutions offer intelligent call routing, fixed/mobile integration and unified communications. These can be integrated with Microsoft Skype® for Business and leading CRM tools such as Salesforce to help your staff work and collaborate more effectively.

  • What customer services do you offer?

    Support is provided by our friendly, UK-based team and is available 24×7. Also bear in mind that more than 98% of our customers remain with us after the first year of service, one of the highest retention rates in the industry.

Featured products.

Brands that trust Gamma.

We’ve seen massive savings - in the order of 40-50% on a previously circa £100,000 bill - and with the capacity for 60 concurrent calls we’ve loads of headroom; we never get anywhere near that. Now, rather than multiple numbers, one for tax, one for waste disposal and so on, we’ve a single number and that makes it so much easier for people to interact with us.

Richard Mobberley
Intelligent Client Officer

Brands that trust Gamma.

The flexibility of the Horizon platform enables us to quickly re-route calls and easily scale-up capacity to seamlessly handle an influx of enquiries during our busiest times. The reporting and management capabilities from the Cloud Contact Centre solution means that we can now forecast for times like this, ensuring we have the right number of agents ready to answer every incoming call.

Neil Carden
Lead IT Support Technician
Person

Brands that trust Gamma.

With the support of Gamma, the set-up process was slick. The Horizon portal was also very straightforward, with everything being set up in under a day.

Sajid Hussain
IT Network and Telecoms Manager, Worcester University
Person

Brands that trust Gamma.

Gamma’s customer service has been second to none, they deal with any issues promptly and their Inbound service means we can easily divert lines in an emergency.

Sue Smith
ICT Service Desk Manager, First Wessex
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