London, 3 July, 2012 - PageOne Communications, the UK's leading provider of mobile messaging solutions to the public and enterprise sectors, today announces it has been awarded by Government Procurement Service a PSN Services framework agreement.
The PSN is the foundation of the Government's IT strategy and aims to provide a single logical network and marketplace for public sector communications. This enables public service providers to operate, share and deliver information and services across traditional departmental and regional boundaries, in more cost-effective and innovative ways. PageOne has been awarded a PSN Services framework agreement for Paging Services to support this.
Chris Jones, CEO of PageOne commented, "After a rigorous and comprehensive tender process we are delighted that PageOne's pedigree, together with the security and resilience of our messaging services have been recognised by Government Procurement Service. The public sector is under intense pressure to improve services while cutting costs and with new services, such as 2-way paging and paging to Smartphones, we look forward to continuing to assist them in achieving this goal.
PSN-compliant systems and services, including those provided by PageOne, are already in use in local and central government and produced confirmed savings of £64.2 million in 2011/12.
For more information on the PSN Services framework agreement, please the PageOne website or go to the Government Procurement Service website.
About Public Services Network
The Public Services Network (PSN) is the foundation for the Government ICT Strategy. PSN will substantially reduce the cost of communication services across UK Government and enable new, joined-up and shared public services for the benefit of citizens. PSN is creating one logical network, based on industry standards, and a more open and competitive ICT marketplace at the heart of UK Public Sector.
About Government Procurement Service
Government Procurement Service, an executive agency of the Cabinet Office, is the delivery arm of Government Procurement. Its overall priority is to provide procurement savings for central government, health and organisations across the UK public sector.
Its main focus is to deliver these savings through expert sourcing, category and centralised data management. By centralising, standardising and aggregating spend on common goods and services we deliver significant, sustainable cost reductions to Government.
Government Procurement Service provides value for money, commercial procurement solutions which are fully EU compliant, covering energy, office solutions, communications services, professional services, travel, fleet, IT commodities (including telecommunications and networks), property & facilities management and ecommerce."
About PageOne. www.pageone.co.uk
PageOne Communications is celebrating 25 years of innovation in mobile messaging solutions. The company has proven expertise in helping clients drive operational and cost efficiencies, deliver effective results and have a real business edge in a competitive market. With a rich heritage in all aspects of messaging - from paging and SMS through to voice, email and location based services - it places its customers at the heart of its product development to help thousands of organisations across the public and major corporate sectors with reliable, cost-effective and award-winning solutions.
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