The Ministry of Education is looking for a new telco service provider.
Mobile voice and data telephony services are currently provided by Vodafone under a master agreement.
Cellular data services are provided by Telecom Mobile and Vodafone.
The tender covers a number of services including public telephone network access, PC data cards, ADSL broadband access, direct dialling numbers, 0800/0900 services and a call tariff plan.
The Ministry also has a requirement for public network access to and from each of its 58 locations around the country, for local and toll calling. It intends to create a single IP telephony platform, based on its existing core of networked Nortel IP-PBX equipment, across its entire wide area data network.
The IP telephony network will be structured in the cheapest way possible by reducing the number of public network access gateways and aggregating public network access trunk routes.
The deadline for replies is Friday, July 10. More details are available on the Government Electronic Tenders website under ICCNZ reference 26337.