Framework supplier status supports Exponential-e in competing for public sector contracts
LONDON, U.K – 25 August 2015 – The Crown Commercial Service has awarded British cloud and networking provider, Exponential-e, with a place on the Network Services framework agreement (RM1045). Using its wholly-owned, 100 gig-ethernet network that extends across the whole of the UK, Exponential-e is now qualified to deliver connectivity services including data access, telephony, inbound telephony and audio conferencing to public sector organisations.
The new Network Services framework (RM1045) replaces Public Sector Network (PSN) services and PSN connectivity frameworks and provides the public sector with an approved route to procure connectivity and associated network solutions. It has been structured to enable suppliers to build additional services and create bundled offerings that encourage greater market competition, reduce the cost of telecommunications and enable new, creative ways of delivering public amenities.
“With over 12 years experience providing cost-effective and flexible cloud solutions to numerous government organisations, this latest framework is testament to our deep roots in this sector,” reflected Lee Wade, CEO at Exponential-e. “We are now on three major public sector frameworks – including Network Services, G-Cloud, and Technology Services as well holding five ISO certifications and Cyber Essential accreditation. This latest recognition is a great coup for us as we continue to grow our footprint and look to compete for national public sector contracts.”
In line with its aims to maintain double-digit growth, the public sector will play a prominent role in Exponential-e’s plans for FY16. This framework position reflects how the company plans to consolidate its presence and gain momentum in key sectors. In addition to securing supplier status under Network Services, Exponential-e will gain PSN accreditation within the next six months.
Exponential-e is a British Cloud and connectivity pioneer with a difference. Its Cloud services do not traverse the public Internet. Instead, they reside (logically) on a customer’s LAN, on the clean side of the firewall so security and privacy concerns are negated. Exponential-e wholly owns a super-fast 100 Gigabit Ethernet Layer 2 VPLS Network that guarantees a superior level of resilience, reliability and performance. Exponential-e also integrates with third party providers and bespoke applications for both the Enterprise and SMEs with an end-to-end SLA.
That’s why it’s trusted by over 2,000 customers, boasts 96% customer reference-ability, features in the London Stock Exchange’s Top 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain, included in Investec’s Top 100 fastest growing UK Mid-Market companies and ranked number 16 in the Megabuyte50, which lists the best performing, privately-owned technology companies in the UK.
Exponential-e’s services are delivered down one pipe, enabling 100% network visibility and control. The company has demonstrated the highest levels of compliance with industry standards and has been awarded five ISO accreditations including the highly coveted Cloud Security Alliance STAR. Exponential-e’s product portfolio includes services for Cloud & IT, Voice, Networking, Data Centres and Professional Services.
About The Crown Commercial Service
The Crown Commercial Service (CCS) brings together policy, advice and direct buying; providing procurement and commercial services to central government and the wider public sector, including emergency services, health, local government, devolved administrations, education and charities.
CCS supported the delivery of £5.9 billion savings for the taxpayer in 2014/15. These savings were achieved through a combination of price and demand related savings on common goods and services, leveraging relationships with suppliers and spending controls.