Chess has been named as a supplier on Lot 2a – Intra Site Connectivity (Local Area Network) / Local Connectivity Services and Lot 4b – Digital Communication Services (Unified Communications).

Oliver Lofthouse, Sales Director at Chess, commented:

“We are really pleased to have been selected as a supplier on the Crown Commercial Service’s Network Services 3 framework (RM6116). This demonstrates the hard work and dedication of our Chess People. It shows our commitment to providing public sector organisations with technology that make it easy to work securely anywhere, anytime.”

As a named supplier on the Network Services 3 (NS3) agreement, Chess can provide solutions and services as follows:

Lot 2a: Intra Site Connectivity (Local Area Network) / Local Connectivity Services Access to single site connectivity services, including but not limited to; local area networks (LAN) enabling interconnectivity.

Lot 4b: Digital Communication Services (Unified Communications) Access to digital communications services.

Including but not limited to:

Crown Commercial Service (CCS) supports the public sector to achieve maximum commercial value when procuring common goods and services. In 2022/23, CCS helped the public sector to achieve commercial benefits equal to £3.8 billion - supporting world-class public services that offer best value for taxpayers.

Using CCS’s new NS3 agreement, UK public sector organisations can 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 Internet of Things (IoT) and Smart Cities.

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