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As the only national procurement organisation dedicated to the needs of the social housing sector, PfH is an essential business tool for social landlords. The consortium generates substantial savings for public sector procurement by harnessing the collective purchasing power of housing organisations. By reducing procurement costs, organisations can reinvest resources in front-line services, decent homes and vibrant neighbourhoods.
The Telecommunications and Associated Services Framework from PfH enables you to manage your telecommunications costs efficiently and effectively. You can benefit from calls, lines, data and unified services and, mobile communications from a wide range of the most competitive providers. You can also take advantage of consultancy and training services.
Often the case with public sector frameworks, the telecommunications framework from PfH is delivered by more than one nominated supplier. There are two EU compliant processes to follow if you want to access the framework:
You can simply ‘call off’ products or services from the PfH framework using the ranking system without holding a mini-competition. Social Telecoms, as the number one ranked supplier for Calls, Lines, Data and Unified Communications presented the most economically advantageous offer using the original award criteria.
If that provider for any reason could not supply the items required at that time, you would go to the provider offering the next most economically advantageous offer, and so on.
Where the terms laid down in the framework agreement are not precise enough or if you have a more substantial requirement, a mini competition should be held. The competition should include suppliers awarded to the Procurement for Housing framework that are capable of meeting your particular needs.