Public Sector Network Tender Alert


3272-2013: UK-Didcot: Internet services

To extend the reach of facilities provided to its users, Janet (UK) has established access from Janet to the global Internet. Janet (UK) has implemented this by a fourfold approach,
peering with commercial Internet Service Providers (ISP) in the UK,
establishing interconnectivity to networks operated by similar academic and research organisations in other European countries and around the world via GEANT,
procuring transit in London through two ISPs to the global Internet, and
procuring transit in Manchester through one ISP to the global Internet.
It is one of the suppliers for the third part of the provision which Janet(UK) is seeking to replace through Lot 1 of this procurement and it is the supplier for the fourth part Janet (UK) is seeking to replace through Lot 2 of this procurement.

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Jisc Collections and Janet Limited
Lumen House, Library Avenue
For the attention of: Procurement Co-ordinator
OX11 0SG Didcot
Telephone: +44 1235822341
Fax: +44 1235822286
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Contract value: Janet currently interconnects and provides wide-area network services to all Higher Education Institutions, Further Education Colleges and Research Council establishments in the UK. Connections are also provided to other organisations, including those in both the public and commercial sectors, which work in collaboration with these bodies in the areas of education, training or research.In addition, Janet provides wide-area backbone and associated national services to each of the Regional Broadband Consortia and to a number of Local Authorities in England, particularly in the context of the schools National Education Network. Similar services are currently provided to the Glow schools network in Scotland. Janet provides services as well to the PSBA Network in Wales and the Classroom 2000 network in Northern Ireland. Janet services are also provided to a number of Local Authorities, Local Education Authorities and Unitary Authorities to serve the needs of personal and community development education, and for other activities of the Authorities which are of benefit to the public, primarily but not exclusively in the context of education and training.The Janet Eligibility Policy defines the conditions under which any organisation is eligible for Janet services. The present Eligibility Policy is available at: global Internet transit service to be procured will serve the needs of all classes of organisation and activity described in this policy, and with the potential to serve other classes of public-sector organisation or activity that may be identified as a result of local, central or devolved government initiatives during the lifetime of the resulting contract.

Published: 4 Jan 2013, Receipt by: 25 Feb 2013