This MoU will give public sector organisations access to solutions that help to improve security, enable faster digital acceleration and deliver more value for money.
It covers all areas of Cisco’s portfolio including security and compliance, digital transformation, cyber security, critical infrastructure, hybrid working enablement and collaboration tools – such as state of the art voice and video communications and conferencing solutions.
Ways you can benefit
The Cisco MoU is defined as an ‘All Portfolio’ MoU meaning everything the public sector buys from Cisco is in scope.
Public sector organisations can choose to buy Cisco hardware and software at discount rates previously reserved for large central government customers. Both purchase models are in scope within this MoU and the MoU works to sit alongside and compliment the terms and conditions of all UK public sector frameworks, both CCS and non CCS.
As public sector spend increases across certain categories like Security or Meraki, so does the commitment from Cisco to increase the discount levels offered. This demonstrates Cisco’s commitment to continue to deliver value for money for the UK public sector.
Additionally, Cisco is offering a limited number of Cyber assessments free of charge as well as digital training available via Cisco’s Net academy.
How to access MoU benefits
If you are buying a managed service or managed network upgrade which involves buying more than Cisco hardware then Network Service 3 is appropriate. If solely buying hardware infrastructure then Technology Products and Associated Services 2 (TePAS 2) is the most appropriate framework.
Cisco’s resellers and System Integrators will be able to flow down the available discounts. Best practice is for customers to also request discounts in line with the CCS-Cisco MoU.
So if buying switches, networking infrastructure or hardware upgrades, please use TePAS 2.
When buying network connectivity (WAN and/or LAN) as a managed service or a solution, please use Network Services 3.