Discount for Innopsis members

Support for Network Services 2

Network Services 2 (RM3808)

Notification on 29th May 2018

Innopsis is the trade association for suppliers of Digital Infrastructure and Services to the UK Public Sector. Our members range in size from small startups to the largest telecoms providers in the country. Collectively, we provide over 75% of the telecoms and digital infrastructure used by the UK Public Sector.

Our objectives are to:

–       make it easier and quicker for our members to do business with government

–       enable government to maximise the benefits available from digital services by promoting a vibrant and active supplier community

–       to provide better public services and to work together for the common good.

Our focus is on the big opportunity for both customers and suppliers to benefit from safe information sharing and innovation in public service delivery

Latest Posts

 

News for w/c 11th March 2019

Social Value in Government Procurement – Consultation InnopsisThe Cabinet Office and DCMS have initiated a consultation on how government should take account of social value in the award of central government contracts. The Civil Society Strategy committed the...

News w/c 4th March 2019

News from around Industry and the Public Sector for week commencing 4th March 2019

News w/c 25th February 2019

Government announces long-term strategy for UK telecommunications infrastructure Gov Tech LeadersCost of rolling out fibre broadband to be slashed, remote rural areas prioritised for funding, full fibre switchover and the end of copper, and increased access to...

News w/c 18th February 2019

Making a ‘smart city’ even smarter LocalGovWith so much of a focus on Brexit, it is easy to forget that many local areas will be going to the polls in just a matter of months. To be precise, elections will take place in May for 261 local authority areas in England,...

News w/c 4th February 2019

News from across the Public Sector and Technology for week commencing 4th Feb 2018.

 

Podcasts

 

Moving to the Digital Workplace

In this episode we explore the transition and migration of Unified Communications services into the workplace. We explore what we mean by Unified Communications, the adoption of technology, the transition to the Digital Workplace and whether you need something as sophisticated as Microsoft Teams or would a mobile phone and Slack meet the requirements of the Millennials entering the workplace. Is the power to adopt in the hands of the ICT function or is it in the hands of the Users?

Applying for Network Services 2

In the last episode of the Innopsis podcast, we brought you the view of a first time SME applicant, Opus Telecom, on their application for a major CCS Framework – Network Services 2.
Whilst Opus had experience of applying for G-Cloud, the experience was very different for Network Services.
In this episode we bring you the view of a more seasoned applicant, Telefonica O2. This is not the first application for Telefonica O2, nor are they an SME. So how did the application for Network Services 2 impact them? What did they think had improved? What still needs work?

Competing for Frameworks

In this podcast, we talk to Craig Walden of Opus Telecom, an SME and a new potential supplier to the framework, about his experience about applying for a Framework. What was good and what could have been better?

Bringing AI into Government

It’s nearly a year since the Department of Digital Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) issued their policy “AI Sector Deal” in which they stated that they will put the UK at the forefront of the artificial intelligence and data revolution.
Given the opportunity for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to improve customer service, alongside an expanding use of software to update legacy-systems and automate simple tasks. Are we seeing growing investments in infrastructure planning, legal adjudication, fraud detection and citizen response systems representing the first phase in the ongoing digitisation of government?

AI-based applications could potentially reduce backlogs and free workers from mundane tasks while, at the same time, cutting costs.

To discuss this area further, Lynne Magennis talks to Jonathan Wright of consultancy organisation Digital Assured about their activity in this area

New Innopsis member – Advice Cloud

We start 2019 with a new member, Advice Cloud.

Advice Cloud are Public Procurement specialists and G-Cloud consultants, specialising in helping both Public and private organisations to buy and sell services including IT, Cloud Services, Business Process Outscourcing and Professional Services.

Activities

Social Value in Government Procurement – Consultation

The Cabinet Office and DCMS have initiated a consultation on how government should take account of social value in the award of central government contracts. Consultation Description The government welcomes responses to the proposals in this consultation from...

New expert brought in to boost government’s relationship with small businesses

    New 'Small Business Crown Representative' will make sure government gets best value and small businesses have improved access to government contracts.   - New ‘Small Business Crown Representative’ will make sure the government gets the best value and...

RM3808 Draft Terms – Changes to Goverment Standard Terms

The draft Terms for RM3808 were released on 9th November 2018.

This page contains marked up documents comparing the orginal standard terms against the draft terms for RM3808.

In addition, three new schedules (19, 21 and 22) have been issued

Network Services 2 -RM3808 FAQ

The following are questions and answers that have been asked and responded to by CCS.RM3808 Q_A from Supplier Update Events September 2018

Network Services 2 – Draft Terms and Conditions

As Network Services 3 (RM3808), the replacement framework for Network Services (RM1045), nears release, Crown Commercial Service (CCS) have released the draft Terms and Conditions for the Framework. In addition, they have also responded to the concerns that Innopsis raised against the Standard Government Terms.

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