In an effort to upgrade its communications, the Horizons Regional Council (HRC) is looking for PABX service providers. HRC looks after the Manawatu-Wanganui region.
HRC deployed a modern telephone voice network in its Palmerston North offices using TeleVantage in 2003 which was upgraded in 2006. Employees at service centres and depots in Taumarunui, Taihape, Wanganui and Woodville currently only have mobile telephone capability. This proposed upgrade may provide a cost effective alternative solution for them.
The main driver for the upgrade is that there is no spare capacity in the TeleVantage system and no provision for business continuity and disaster recovery. HRC also wants to utilise the modern technologies available to maximise efficiencies in both service and cost of service.
The deadline for replies is Wednesday, June 23.