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Black Box named supplier for UK’s Crown Commercial Services

CCS's NS3 Framework enables UK public sector organisations to access solutions and services in communications, collaboration, networking and security technology

Black Box, a UK company that delivers communication and technology solutions, has been named a supplier on Crown Commercial Service’s (CCS) Network Services 3 (NS3) Framework (RM6116). The NS3 Framework is designed to enable UK public sector organisations to access network solutions, communication services, connectivity to cloud-based data and applications, audio and video conferencing, radio and satellite networking, and emerging technologies such as IoT and Smart Cities.

“As a trusted and accredited supplier on the CCS NS3 Framework, Black Box is better positioned than ever to provide comprehensive solutions and services in communications, collaboration, networking and security technology,” said Neil Barton, business development manager, UK and Ireland,Black Box. “With expertise across these areas, we bring proven solutions and sound IT strategy to customers across national and local government, education from primary through university, as well as healthcare, manufacturing and retail.”

In addition to providing LAN/WAN connectivity, unified communications and SMS/Wi-Fi emergency messaging technologies, Black Box offers strategic consulting and IT services. “At Black Box, we are committed to supplying exceptional IT services to public sector projects and organisations across the UK,” said Tony Lewis, operations manager for Northern Ireland, Black Box.

“Our status as a supplier on the NS3 Framework reflects our dedication to quality, our understanding of customers’ requirements and our investment in delivering services that help them and their local communities thrive. Eliminating barriers to procurement, this listing helps us work more efficiently and cost-effectively with our public sector customers to design, implement and manage transformational technology solutions.”

To achieve accreditation on the CCS NS3 Framework, Black Box undertook a rigorous, multi-stage procurement process. This comprehensive evaluation assessed business practices, competencies and offerings across selected service lots. Upon tender release,

CCS plays a role in trying to ensure the UK’s public sector achieves exceptional commercial value in its procurement activities. In 2019/20, CCS helped the public sector to achieve commercial benefits worth over £1 billion, according to Black Box.