Technology solutions specialist Avoira has secured placement on two major public sector procurement frameworks covering the supply of IT products and cloud computing services.
The Crown Commercial Service’s G-Cloud 12 and RM6147 Technology Online Purchasing Content (TOPC) frameworks are expected to generate around £7bn in business for their approved suppliers.
G-Cloud 12 spans the supply of cloud-based computer services such as Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), software and support. Running until October 2021 with the possibility of a further 12-month extension, it is the latest in a line of G-Cloud frameworks which, since 2012, have generated some £5.6bn in revenue for accredited suppliers.
YellowBus, the Warrington-based managed IT and cloud services specialist which Avoira acquired last month (September), has also won a place on G-Cloud 12.
TOPC, which comes into force next month is forecast to be worth around £5bn over its 12-month lifespan. The framework covers the provision of ‘low complexity technology,’ embracing both hardware and software and ranging from single cables to entire corporate infrastructures.
“Qualification requirements are stringent which is understandable as public sector organisations must be held to account for the significant purchasing decisions they make. For a business like Avoira, which already serves over 300 public sector organisations, succeeding in that process is vital,” commented managing director, Andrew Roberts.
He added that the frameworks deliver significant benefits to procurement professionals, such as access to the latest technologies, compliance guarantees, reduced costs and flexible sourcing of products and solutions.
Avoira, which operates from sites in Bristol, Bury, Leeds, London, Salford and Warrington, is already listed on a broad range of approved public sector procurement platforms.
These include Crescent Purchasing Consortium’s Audio Visual Equipment and Installation Services and Telecommunications frameworks, the Telephony Services category within the Scottish Government’s Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS), Kent Commercial Services’ Audio Visual Solutions framework and Procurement for All’s Telecommunications DPS.