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Cellhire wins GROS telecomms tender for supply during Scottish Census

Cellhire, a world leader in mobile solutions, is proud to have won the tender to supply the General Register Office for Scotland (GROS) with a range of telecommunications services for the Scottish Census due to take place on 27th March 2011.

Sue Barber, Head of Procurement at GROS commented, “the evaluations panel concluded that the tender most closely met the requirements whilst at the same time offered best value for money. Cellhire’s response included a very detailed breakdown of coverage for all regions in Scotland, with a recommendation as to which mobile network and hardware solution should be utilised for each area.”

The General Register Office for Scotland is part of the devolved Scottish Administration, responsible for the registration of births, marriages, civil partnerships, deaths, divorces and adoptions. The Scottish Census is the main source of family history records and is carried out to collate and publish information about population and households. Cellhire will provide a range of cost effective communication solutions to assist GROS to complete this task throughout the 2011 Census.

GROS approached Cellhire with a requirement for the provision of mobile phones, fixed broadband and hosted email to facilitate the delivery of the Census in 2011 for Scotland. As a telecommunications service provider Cellhire has strategic relationships in place with BT, O2 and Vodafone in the UK which makes it uniquely positioned to offer tailored solutions to suit the individual needs of every organisation.

Cellhire had the resources to be able to supply GROS with over 7,300 mobiles on the O2 network together with mobile and fixed broadband in 22 regional offices in Scotland for the duration of the Census. Additionally the Company is also providing a hosted email platform for many of those involved in this important project.

Matt Bennett, Managing Director of Cellhire’s business in the UK commented, “we are delighted to have been selected by GROS to be their preferred telecoms provider for this major event. The tendering process was extremely vigorous but we are pleased to hear that we met all of their exacting requirements.”

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