Croft wins spot on £750m YPO connectivity framework

02 November 2020

Croft Communications have been chosen as a trusted telecommunications supplier by public procurement organisation YPO. As a supplier of connectivity solutions, we have been selected as one of the 38 providers included in YPO’s new framework designed to meet the needs of all public sector organisations.

As part of the new network and telecommunications framework, Croft will rub shoulders with the likes of TalkTalk, O2 and a selection of telecoms SMEs, offering our services to schools, local authorities, charities and other public sector bodies.

Chosen suppliers

YPO frameworks are ready-made agreements with chosen suppliers. Public sector organisations can save time and money in their procurement decisions by opting for pre-selected ‘Lots’, when buying everything from utilities to food and catering. All Lots are guaranteed to be compliant with procurement legislation and suppliers must meet the high standards required by YPO.

Designed to support organisations in the public sector through the process of digital transformation and help them obtain the best value for money from their connectivity solutions, the new connectivity framework is made up of competent, reliable providers who are selected for their proven expertise. It’s divided up into 7 different Lots, covering services including smart cities and the Internet of Things, cyber security solutions and mobile, voice and data. As experts in the field, Croft have been selected as providers of Wide Area Network (WAN) services and communication services.

To find out more about the YPO framework, visit the YPO website.

A trusted name

Of course, Croft is no stranger to public procurement, with a long history of working with public sector organisations in healthcare, education and other fields. As a registered Crown Commercial Service preferred supplier, our company is already a trusted name for many schools, colleges, universities, healthcare providers, local councils, emergency services and more.

CEO Mark Bramley said:

“We’re delighted to have been chosen to be a part of the new YPO framework. Implementing telecoms solutions that help public sector organisations to thrive is our passion. We’re proud to be working with YPO to ensure that organisations on tight budgets can work efficiently, save on costs and get the support they need, when they need it.”

Simplifying procurement and saving money

Established in 1974, YPO was formed by a group of local authorities to help simplify the procurement process and make cost savings. As the largest local authority purchasing consortium in the UK, YPO helps public sector organisations to get the best deal on every buying decision, from utilities to insurance. YPO has over 100 different frameworks that are quick and simple to use.

Head of Public Sector Gavin Rimmington at YPO said that the new connectivity framework will provide solutions that are clear and easy to implement, as well as getting great value for money. He highlighted the continuous support package that public sector clients will benefit from – as do all Croft Communications clients.

Work with us

Are you a public sector organisation looking for a supplier you can trust? Contact Croft for Crown Commercial Service-approved connectivity services ranging from broadband to business phones. We offer tailored solutions and unrivalled support, whatever your communications needs.