Telephony DPS

Save time and money when purchasing a range of telephony services with added reassurance of fast and reliable data transfer over the Janet Network.

About the telephony DPS

Our service enables you to purchase equipment including handsets, system support, mobiles, circuits and SIP trunks, from pre-qualified suppliers who are directly connected to the Janet Network for telephony.

You may wish to move all or some of your voice traffic from traditional telephone connections (ISDN) onto your IP network. This process can cut your organisation's costs by up to 70%.

Our stringent processes comply with EU procurement rules so you can also rest assured that the suppliers chosen will provide you with the best value for money and quality of service.


  • OJEU compliant*
    The service is an OJEU-compliant route to market
  • Value for money
    We can help you identify your specific telephony needs, and to identify any unnecessary requirements
  • Save procurement time
    We pre-qualify all suppliers on the dynamic purchasing system (DPS) to ensure they can meet your requirements and free up your time in the process - and, depending on the equipment or service being purchased, your procurement could be completed in less than three weeks
  • Advice and guidance
    By purchasing through our service you gain access to our in-house technical experts who will provide impartial advice on all aspects of voice technologies, focusing on VoIP and IP telephony
  • Dynamic purchasing system
    We ensure that you have access to the latest technology and suppliers
  • No extra charge for a connection
    If you already have a Janet connection there’s no need to pay for traditional telephone circuits
  • Fast and reliable
    Telephony purchased through our service has all the functionality available with traditional telephony options, plus the reassurance of fast and reliable data transfer over the Janet Network

*Official Journal of the European Union. Contact to see the OJEU contract notice.


Access to the framework is freely available to Jisc member institutions.

Full information on eligibility is available in the buyer's guide (pdf).

Get started

Whether you know your requirements or are just starting out, get in touch and we'll help you with next steps.


Procurement process

Starting out - get in touch

When you're ready to begin your procurement, you'll need to complete an invitation to tender (ITT) then send it to We've created a mini-competition template (Word docx), which you can download then customise for your own use.

We'll help ensure your requirements are technically sound, phrased appropriately and ready for publication on our e-tendering portal, which is where all communication with potential bidders takes place.


A mini-competition must be live for at least ten days. If the requirement is complex we would advise allowing three to four weeks.

Making a decision

Once the deadline passes we'll download all the bids and return them to you for review.

On reaching a decision you'll need to advise us of the outcome and provide feedback for unsuccessful bidders, who we will notify via the portal. Once the contract is signed you confirm the contract value and we report quarterly to OJEU. 

Remember to let us know if the procurement is terminated.

Supplier nameContact nameTelephone
4net Technologies LtdJeremy Astin0161 864 5130 / 07976 705 165
4Sight Communications LtdPaul Arigho-Crockett0203 0055036
Amillan LtdRyan Hawtin0845 504 8885
Arrow Business Communications LtdCatherine Ingram0330 440 4444
Avoira LtdAndy Martin0161 763 2000 / 07966 320218
Birmingham Telecommunications LtdKevin Ryan01675 432129
Britannic Technologies LtdJonathan Sharp01483 242554
Charterhouse Voice and Data LtdLiz Holmes020 7613 7400
Cinos Communications Services LtdJody Faulkner020 3880 2026
Clarion Communication ManagementMatthew Putman0333 222 6633
Exactive LtdRobert Hutchison01383 667028
Exchange Communications Installations LtdDavid Morse0141 7768859
Focus 4 U Ltd t/a Focus GroupPeter Allen0330 024 2000
Gamma Telecom LtdSam Winterbottom0333 240 3022
GJ Beckett and AssociatesMike Gooch0118 940 9000
Maintel Europe LtdFraser Sutherland07923 210 921
Midland TelecomLeon Fletcher0121 214 1111
Network Connect LtdRyan Heys0161 2142010
Opus Business Systems Ltd t/a Opus TelecomsJenny Critchfield0208 545 7121
Ping Network SolutionsAlister Richmond0141 354 1575
South West Communications Group Ltd T/A swcommsSimon Dunstan01392 369369
Yes Technology Solutions Ltd t/a YestechBill Jackson023 9267 8800

ISO certification

This service is included within the scope of our ISO9001 certificate.

Read more about International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) standards and view Jisc certificates.

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