Mobile Voice & Data

The Department of Public Expenditure & Reform has established a national Framework for the Supply of Mobile Voice and Data Services plus Associated Products and Associated Services.
The major features of the framework are:
  • Lowest Price guarantee
  • Simple and cost effective procurement process for customers
  • Public Service Terms and Conditions
  • Centralised contract management and monitoring of vendor performance

Duration

Please note that this framework has now expired.  Consequently, it is no longer possible to run mini-competitions in order to draw down services.  The Office of Government Procurement now has responsibility for the establishment of such frameworks.  Please see http://www.procurement.ie for any future updates.

The framework is for a period of three years: 17th Septmber 2012 to 16th September 2015. The Department of Public Expenditure and Reform has, as per the terms of the original RFT, exercised the option to extend its validity for a further 12 months.  Consequently the framework will run until the 16th of September 2016.

Scope of Services and Products

This framework covers the supply of mobile voice and data services, associated products plus associated services from the 3 qualified Vendors.

Service or Product Definition
Mobile Voice and Data Services Mobile network access and associated voice and data calls
Mobile Handsets The physical hardware used for voice and data access
Data Devices The physical hardware used for advanced data services
Associated Products Such as carrier cases, hands-free kits, car-kits, etc.
Associated Services Services related to the provision of mobile voice and data services such as delivery, installation, billing, disposal, configuration, etc.
Special Services Special services related to the provision of specific mobile voice and data services such as mobile mail, bulk SMS solutions, etc.

Participating Vendors

The following 3 vendors have been selected to participate in the Mobile framework:

Qualified Suppliers
Eircom
O2
Vodafone

How to Buy Services and Products

To buy services or products through the framework, a Customer must seek a quote from each of the 3 vendors – this process is called a mini-competition. Public Bodies will need to carefully assess their own needs and set out their requirements in the mini-competition to select a suitable vendor.

Request For Quotes (RFQ) templates have been developed which set out each of the main headings of the products or services available under which you can specify your particular requirements. It will be important to provide sufficient information for the vendors to come back with meaningful quotes that will allow you to evaluate them accordingly to the nature and scope of products or services you require.

Payment/Invoicing

Payment and Invoicing arrangements will be agreed by the relevant Customer and the selected Vendor in each case.

Contracting Authority

The Department of Public Expenditure & Reform is the Contracting Authority charged with establishing this Framework. The Contracting Authority has ensured that the framework has been established in full compliance with EU Directive 2004/18/EC (as implemented by SI 329 of 2006) and relevant EU and National Laws.

Contract Manager

A Contract Manager has been appointed by the Department of Public Expenditure & Reform. Information and advice is provided to the customers and vendors on the operation of the framework through this service as well as mechanisms for the resolution, and where necessary, the escalation of disputes. The Contract Manager can be contacted at:

Contract Manager Definition
Name: Ken Barclay
Address: CMOD, Department of Public Expenditure & Reform, Lansdowne House, Lansdowne Road, Dublin 4
Phone: (01) 604 5018
Email: mobiles@gov.ie

Secure Site

To obtain detailed information , including pricing and Request For Quote (RFQ) templates please visit our secure site:

http://ictprocurement.gov.ie/secure/documentation/

This secure site is only accessible by employees of public sector bodies that are connected to the Government Networks.  Agencies that do not have access should contact the Contract Manager.