Telensa has been awarded preferred supplier status by the public sector procurement body, YPO. The announcement comes amidst the launch of YPO’s newest framework agreement for the supply of connected street lighting, Central Management Systems (CMS) and wireless controls. The 4-year framework agreement is the result of a quality-driven, value-for-money procurement process providing YPO’s customers with access to the latest streetlighting technologies. Telensa PLANet® is a best-in-class CMS-controlled lighting infrastructure with over 1 million lights connected in the UK alone.
Publicly owned by 13 local authorities, YPO supplies to a wide range of customers and has been setting up framework agreements for almost 50 years.
Kath Johnson, Category Buyer – Highways, YPO said “It’s been a pleasure to work with Telensa on the last two frameworks and we’re looking forward to being able to help our customers with their CMS requirements over the next four years via the new YPO 1027 Street Lighting Products and Services Framework Agreement.”
Telensa has a proven track record of deploying CMS-controlled street lighting in the UK with 33 councils having deployed Telensa’s market leading CMS, PLANet®. Amongst these 33 UK councils, Telensa provides services to Sheffield, Doncaster, Essex, Hertfordshire, Swindon, and Edinburgh Councils.
“Telensa is delighted to have been selected as part of the YPO connected street lighting framework agreement. The business case is clear for local authorities making the move to LED to add in wireless controls and a CMS as part of their deployment. We look forward to introducing YPO’s customers to the significant energy and cost savings that go with PLANet, our CMS and connected street lighting solution.” says Brent Hudson, CEO, Telensa.
YPO is one of the largest public sector buying organisation in the UK. Fully owned by 13 local government member authorities, YPO has also established formal relationships with further 71 organisations – known as associate member authorities – across local government and the wider public sector. YPO has an annual turnover in excess of £1.1 billion, with a range including approximately 30,000 products and 80 public sector framework contracts. Established in 1974 to aggregate the procurement spend of its owning local authorities, YPO has helped drive public sector efficiency savings through its bulk buying power for product supplies and centralised contract services initiatives. Please view our history and heritage video to find out more – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLchNA5jiZs
Telensa makes wireless smart city applications, helping cities around the world save energy, work smarter and deliver more joined-up services for their citizens. Telensa PLANet is the world’s most deployed smart streetlight solution, with a footprint of 2 million lights. Telensa’s Urban IQ system builds on the compelling business case for smart street lighting to provide cities and utilities with an open, low-cost platform to add multiple sensor applications. Telensa is based in Cambridge in the UK, and manufactures with Sony UK Tech in Pencoed, Wales. It also has regional operations in the USA and Australia.