In January, MZV (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) and SRS (State Phytosanitary Administration) both chose Dial Telecom through public tender for the provision of telecommunication services. The own “mini” tenders of both institutions came as a response to the government’s repeated problem initiating fair centralized competition that would not discriminate against small and mid-sized providers of telecommunication solutions. They are usually the ones who provide more economical services than bigger companies.
Thanks to the cancellation of the centralized tender, institutions can freely choose the provider of their own communication solutions without any limitations, based purely on the best offer. This brings massive savings. For example, MZV and SRS will each save two thirds of their expenses on telecommunication services. Dial Telecom supplies detailed figures:
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
• Provided service: provision of voice services (both national and international, fixed and mobile)
• End of tender: January 2013
• Service activation at the customer: 27 March 2013
• Savings: instead of the planned total expenses of CZK 6 M for 3 years, CZK 2 M less for the same period
• Savings in percentage (compared to the KIVS contracts): 66%
State Phytosanitary Administration
•Provided service: connection of over 70 locations in the Czech Republic (IP VPN technology) and connection to the CMS (services central point)
• End of tender: end of January 2013
• Service activation at the customer: 28 March 2013
• Savings: instead of the planned total expenses of CZK 2.5 – 3 M for 11 months, CZK 800,000 for the same period
• Savings in percentage (compared to the KIVS contracts): between 68 and 73%
It is only a matter of savings for the provision of partial services for a couple of government institutions. Tomáš Strašák, the Sales Director and a member of the Dial Telecom Board, estimates that the whole government realm is paying up to a half billion a year more for telecommunication services than it could if they also invited lesser providers to their own public tenders for the provision of these services .
Among other institutions that also decided last year to divert from the centralized provision of telecommunication solutions are the Ministry of Finance and the State Statistical Office. These institutions also managed to obtain market prices, which were 50 to 80% more economical than the ones provided by the Ministry of Home Affairs through the KIVS.
Tomáš Strašák has added: :We believe that other institutions, just as the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or the State Phytosanitary Administration, will put out their own tenders for the purchase of telecommunication services. In our view, this is the only way to decrease expenses for these services, because the government has not managed to do so in the last three years, despite its proclamations.“
Further information, http://www.dialtelecom.cz or at the following contacts:
Marketing manager, PR
tel.: + 420 226 204 159
tel.: +420 732 582 776
About Dial Telecom a.s. (Czech Republic)
The joint stock company Dial Telecom is a provider of a complex portfolio of voice, data and Internet services with guaranteed service availability all over the Czech Republic through its own unified optical network. The Dial Telecom network has its central monitoring center in Prague. The network monitoring, as well as the customer support center, are in operation 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Dial Telecom a.s. is a holder of ISO 9001:2009 Quality Management, ISO 14001:2005 Environmental Management and ISO 27001:2006 Information Security Management (i.e. protection of sensitive information from unauthorized access) certificates.