The scope of the agreement covers the supply and support of a broad range of routing and switching equipment; from low-end customer premises equipment (CPE), through to mid-range enterprise and high-end carrier class type equipment supporting up to 100 Gigabit Ethernet.
The framework runs until 30 September 2017 with the option to extend for a further two years. It is open to higher education institutions, further education and specialist colleges and research council establishments in the UK, regional network operators and by any other bodies whose core purpose is the support or advancement of further or higher education or of research.
Support and advice
All post-sale support and maintenance services are fully covered under the agreement including software development.
The community group enables purchasers to easily identify capable suppliers, providing all supporting documentation necessary to fully utilise the framework, including a buyer's guide and FAQs.