BT signs £10 million public sector cheap calls deal

The government's buying body and BT have signed a new 10 million contract to lower the cost of public sector phone calls., an agency of the Office of Government Commerce, committed to spend 10 million on calls annually, qualifying participating public sector organisations for lower national call charges.

Over 570 public sector bodies, including schools and local authorities, signed on for the last calling contract, saving between 10 and 30 per cent to a total of 40 million over four years. Existing customers will automatically benefit from the new lower prices.

"We strive to obtain the best value we can for the public sector, and collaborative procurement allows us to negotiate advantageous rates for our customers," said Paul Weiser, senior frameworks manager for, in a statement. "The savings generated assist public sector organisations in their continuing drive for increased savings to help improve front line service delivery."