Decision details

GMP DN - A0981 Mobile Voice and Data

Decision Maker: GM Deputy Mayor, Treasurer GMCA

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


GMP currently procures its mobile voice and data services through A0417 Network Managed Services. That contract allows GMP access to any other better tariff offered by BT without penalty. RM6261 offers GMP savings of approximately £300K per annum on the current billing, with no detriment to the service. The NMS contract could be extended up to 2026. It is recommended that we award a new contract to BT on a 3+1+1+1 basis using CCS RM6261 lot 1. This enables GMP to reduce billing over the term in comparison to if we remained on the NMS contract. It also locks in savings for longer if GMP requires it.
An additional option in the framework is to purchase mobile phones with the cost spread over 3 years at no additional cost. This may provide further cashable savings


The Deputy Mayor approves the award of a 3 Year contract for Mobile Voice and Data, to BT PLC using the Crown Commercial Services Framework RM6261 lot 1, with an option to extend for up to 3 years. The likely value of 6 year spend would be circa £6.9 million which includes voice and data services and an option for a mobile phone refresh.

Alternative options considered:

Do nothing – rejected as GMP would continue paying £300K per
annum more than it needs to.
• Wait until July 2024 (a contract breakpoint) to run a procurement. –
rejected as it is unlikely GMP could find a lower cost option that would
recover the £300K GMP would spend by waiting to compete

Publication date: 27/09/2023

Date of decision: 30/06/2023