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The large telecos will compete for the ‘megacontract’ of 64 million from the Treasury

Date: July 18, 2024 Time: 05:35:53

A new battle for a juicy connectivity contract. The Tax Agency has just launched its ‘mega-tender’ of 64 million euros for its connectivity and data management services in the cloud. The large telecommunications operators will fight to obtain one or the four lots into which a procedure is divided with which the administration seeks to expand connection speeds in the headquarters, replace the ‘contact center’ infrastructure and contract 5,000 new data lines . With the exception of a smaller and unrepresentative lot, management today is in the hands of Telefónica.

The process was formally launched last week, but now a first modification has been introduced. As reflected in the official record, several of the operators and potential successful bidders requested an extension of the deadline for submitting offers to have sufficient time. It has been moved from May 8 to May 13. What has remained unchanged is the price with taxes of 64 million – a contract value of 80 million. It is one of the most relevant that has been launched in recent months, after the one of the Generalitat of Catalonia that Telefónica won just a year ago.

The one that until now controlled all these services was Telefónica. According to the supporting report, consulted by La Información, it was divided into six lots and only one – of several hundred miles of euros – did not go to the operator that owns Movistar and was left void on two occasions until it was awarded to Orange. . The contracts for all packages were extended for two years from the end of 2022 to September 2024, which is when it ends. Due to the Covid pandemic, “multiple additional contracts were carried out to cover new needs”, based on the need to implement work remotely.

The one that is now launched has a significantly higher start-up cost than the previous one. The 2018 one closed for 44 million euros with taxes included. This has a starting price of 64 million. And the number of lots has been reduced, to centralize them into four, giving importance to communication in the organization’s 368 offices in Spain and the unified ones for the cloud and the contact center along with traditional direct messages to mobile phones. Precisely because the current one ends in September, new suppliers must have been decided by that date.

According to the AEAT, the access speed and flow rates in two Data Processing Centers (CPD) will be increased “substantially”, allowing videoconferencing and unified communications to be used “massively” both in offices and “from homes.” “. or where it may be necessary.” Communications for a new center are included as a third copy of the data for recovery “in case of disasters.”

Added to this are services to improve the security of infrastructure and the connection with communications operators for the legal interception of communications by court order. In the latter, they seek to allow the reception of multimedia information. In addition to these new features, the replacement of the call center’s contact center infrastructure to place it in the cloud is included – today it has a limit of 800 connected workers and will move several miles away. Furthermore, in a teleworking scenario for officials, 5,000 new mobile data lines will be contracted for the New Work Position – a laptop – with an integrated virtual e-SIM card.

Other ‘mega contracts’

This would be the first major public contract that Masorange could bid for after formalizing the merger. The CEO himself, Meinrad Spenger, assured in the presentation of the joint venture that the public administration business – with a greater presence of Telefónica – was one of the growth vectors that had been initially marked along with that of companies and added services outside of connectivity.

The last big contract that has been closed in this telecommunications sector is that of Correos. The public company chose Telefónica again -47 million euros- after the initial procedure was cancelled. Just a year ago, the group chaired by José María Álvarez-Pallete also won the connectivity and telecommunications tender of the Generalitat of Catalonia just a year ago for more than 86 million. It lasts two years. And now a framework ‘mega-agreement’ of 400 million is being launched.

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Puck Henry
Puck Henry
Puck Henry is an editor for ePrimefeed covering all types of news.
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