Published date: 18 November 2022

Last edited date: 2 December 2022

Closed opportunity - This means that the contract is currently closed. The buying department may be considering suppliers that have already applied, or no suitable offers were made.

Closing: 13 January 2023, 3:01pm

Contract summary


  • Agricultural, farming, fishing, forestry and related products - 03000000

  • Network interfaces - 30237110

  • Network interfaces cards - 30237135

    • Electrical machinery, apparatus, equipment and consumables; lighting - 31000000

    • Radio, television, communication, telecommunication and related equipment - 32000000

    • Construction work - 45000000

    • Software package and information systems - 48000000

    • Repair and maintenance services - 50000000

    • Postal and telecommunications services - 64000000

    • IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support - 72000000

    • Recruitment services - 79600000

Location of contract

United Kingdom

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

18 November 2022

Closing date

13 January 2023

Closing time


Contract start date

23 May 2023

Contract end date

22 May 2027

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure (above threshold)

Any interested supplier may submit a tender in response to an opportunity notice.

This procedure can be used for procurements above the relevant contract value threshold.

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



Crown Commercial Service, as the Authority, intends to put in place an agreement for the provision of Network Services 3 for use by Central Government and UK public sector bodies. This will be the replacement agreement for RM3808 Network Services 2 and will support the hiring needs of UK central government departments including arms-length bodies (ALBs) and all other public sector bodies across the wider public sector.

The following Services will be made available under 12 Lots:
Inter site Connectivity (Wide Area Network) / Data Access Services
Commercial Radio capabilities
Tactical Radio systems
Critical Domain services
Intra site Connectivity (Local Area Network) / Local Connectivity Services
IoT and Smart Cities
Communication Platform as a Service
Analogue Telephony
Digital Communication Services (Unified Communications)
Contact Centre Solutions
Inbound Telephony Services
Paging & Alerting
The scope includes: Services that provide a main functionality of the Lot; associated technology, equipment and solutions and optional goods and services that enhance, supplement or support the delivery of the Services; and services delivered over the public internet, private networks, the PSN and /or the HSCN. See Bid Pack
This Framework agreement will provide buyers across the whole of the UK with access to networks and telecommunications services. This includes core network infrastructure and cloud-based services, unified communication & contact centre solutions, radio & satellite networking, IoT & Smart Cities solutions and critical domain management services, across the range of Lots.

More information

Previous notice about this procurement

Network Services 3

  • Future opportunity
  • Published 19 October 2021, last edited 9 December 2021



About the buyer

Contact name

The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service


9th Floor, The Capital, Old Hall Street
L3 9PP


+44 3450103503