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OGCbuying.solutions Catalist Telecom Network Framework Agreement in UK

* Avaya's converged communications products now available
* Public sector organizations can now leverage leading software
and hardware to create and manage state-of-the-art citizen communications

2007-12-12 - Guildford, UK. - Avaya Inc., a global leader in business communications applications, software and services, today announced that Avaya has won a place as a supplier on the Telecom Networks Framework agreement created and managed by OGCbuying.solutions, the trading arm of the Office of Government Commerce (OGC), part of HM Treasury.

The framework agreement allows customers throughout the UK public sector to place orders directly with Avaya to obtain Avaya's market-leading voice-over IP (VoIP) telephony products as well as a host of other solutions designed to create a converged voice and data network, all under pre-agreed standard terms and conditions.

"The award of this contract helps underscore Avaya's leadership in converged communications and VoIP telephony, which are high on the Transformational Government Agenda and therefore the wish-list of private and public sector organizations alike," said Jonathan Buckle, head of public sector, Avaya UK. "We look forward to building on Avaya's long history of innovation and working to help new public sector customers better manage their resources - and deliver impactful new services that reflect the needs and concerns of citizens," Buckle concluded.

Within the Catalist framework agreement, Avaya can now sell all products within the Avaya portfolio, and products from key global partners Extreme Networks and Juniper. In addition, Avaya will deliver implementation and support services via its Global Services organization.

About OGCbuying.solutions

OGCbuying.solutions is the trading arm of the Office of Government Commerce (OGC), which is itself an office of HM Treasury. OGC was launched on 1 April 2000 as a result of a review of civil procurement in Central Government. Its aim is to achieve substantial value for money improvements in the Government's procurement budget and to oversee and implement the Government's wider Efficiency Review across the entire public sector. OGCbuying.solutions, launched in April 2001, provides public sector procurement professionals with a route to the products and services they need to maximise procurement efficiency and value for money. Its contracts and framework agreements offer substantial savings through significant buying power, economies of scale and strategic partnerships. Once again, these savings are counted towards the Efficiency Review target. Rigorous tendering and evaluation processes ensure that products and services are checked for quality, price competitiveness, fitness for purpose and compliance with statutory requirements. These products and services are available through OGCbuying.solutions Catalist framework agreements and Managed Services.

The Catalist brand is designed to unify the framework agreements under one identifiable and recognisable brand name. Catalist incorporates a series of framework agreements which have been developed to offer our customers a broad range of goods and services aligned to their particular needs.

More information on OGCbuying.solutions can be found at: » www.ogcbuyingsolutions.gov.uk, or contact: Victoria Bowley, Communications Executive, OGCbuying.solutions, Tel: 0151 672 2365,
email: victoria.bowley@ogcbs.gsi.gov.uk

About Avaya

Avaya delivers Intelligent Communications solutions that help companies transform their businesses to achieve marketplace advantage. More than 1 million businesses worldwide, including more than 90 percent of the FORTUNE 500(r), use Avaya solutions for IP Telephony, Unified Communications, Contact Centers and Communications-Enabled Business Processes. Avaya Global Services provides comprehensive service and support for companies, small to large. For more information visit the Avaya Web site: » http://www.avaya.com.

Contact:
Stacey Torman
Avaya Media Relations
+44 1483 308 178
setorman@avaya.com

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Title: Avaya Secures Placement with
OGCbuying.solutions Catalist Telecom Network Framework Agreement in UK
Re: Avaya
Date: 12/12/2007

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