Decision details

Procurement of Replacement of Analogue Lines

Decision Maker: Assistant Director - Technology

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Procurement of Replacement of Analogue Line and broadband services for NYC.
NYC (including former districts) have many hundreds of traditional analogue line and broadband services which are used to provide services such as alarm lines, lift lines, standalone lines, fax lines, traffic signals, monitoring systems etc.
Openreach who provide the underlying infrastructure for these services are withdrawing this product set with effect from December 2025 and have announced a national “Stop Sell” which means it is no longer possible to purchase or amend these legacy products.
Additionally, the existing contracts for these traditional products have now expired or are about to expire within the next 12 months.
A new contract is required for the supply of the new generation of products (SoGEA and FTTP) and consolidate former district and NYCC requirements in to one new contract.
The proposed contract term will be 4 years and a total value of £1.3m + VAT which will be cost neutral in terms of budget.


To award the contract for the replacement of analogue lines (and other associated services and products which are part of the Openreach WLR product set which go end of life December 2025) via a direct award option using YPO 000976 Network Connectivity and Telecommunication Solutions framework Lot 6for a period of 3 years plus 1 year extension.

Reasons for the decision:

The use of the YPO 000976 Network Connectivity and Telecommunication Solutions framework Lot 6 is a compliant route to market and allows a Direct Award mechanism. The direct award recommendation is following a request for information from all suppliers on Lot 6 of the YPO Network Connectivity and Telecommunication Solutions framework.

Alternative options considered:

The YPO 000976 Network Connectivity and Telecommunication Solutions framework Lot 6 was used at the recommendation of the Procurement Team as being suitable for this.

As a suitable framework was available, on the advice of the Procurement Team, a wider “open market” procurement was not felt to be appropriate given the additional resource and extended timescales that this would involve.

Two responses were received to the RFI. The alternative proposal from did not meet our technical requirements and was rejected.

As part of the implementation of this contract we will be reviewing whether the current services are still required and if they are then some may be suitable for migration to NYNET as part of the wider WAN service they provide.

Some existing lines and data services will be migrated to a GSM (mobile SIM) solution. For example, alarm and lift lines, but these are being dealt with under the respective contracts for those services.

Publication date: 29/01/2024

Date of decision: 26/01/2024

Effective from: 06/02/2024

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