Leading ICT provider appointed to offer networking solutions, including Cisco products, across the HE Sector

 

Stone Group, the leading ICT services provider, has today announced that it has been awarded a position across Lots 1 and 2 of the North Eastern Universities Purchasing Consortium Ltd (NEUPC) Higher Education purchasing consortia networking framework (“HENSS”).

 

The lots awarded to Stone cover:

 

o Lot 1 – equipment only;

o Lot 2 – networking projects up to £1 million.

 

Stone will work closely with Cisco Meraki as a Preferred Partner providing innovative products and solutions, including everything from firewalls and switches to comprehensive modern networking solutions, from consultation and design through to deployment, commissioning and ongoing care and support.

 

The framework is available to any member institution of UK Higher Education Purchasing Consortia, including:

 

LUPC – London Universities Purchasing Consortium

NEUPC – North Eastern Universities Purchasing Consortium

NWUPC – North Western Universities Purchasing Consortium

SUPC – Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium

APUC – Advanced Procurement for Universities and Colleges (Scotland)

HEPCW – Higher Education Purchasing Consortium, Wales

 

Simon Harbridge, CEO of Stone Group, said “I am delighted with our inclusion on Lots 1 and 2 of the HENSS framework. With our long standing strategic focus on the HE Sector and our close partnership with Cisco, our ability to fulfil the ever-increasing IT requirements of Higher Education institutions continues to broaden and strengthen.”

The HENSS framework is now live and will run for two years with the option to extend for two further periods of one year each.

 

Stone Group commands positions on a growing portfolio of UK HE frameworks and in addition to Networking Solutions supplies Institutions with on-site Servers and Storage infrastructure, Software, Client Devices, Print, Audio Visual and comprehensive Care, Support and Secure Recycling Services.