A proud partner of the KCS professional services framework

Telephony Specialists for Education

We can review your lines, calls, telephone system and mobiles to maximise savings…

Our experience working with schools means we can guide you through the many benefits of how moving to IP technology can help your school meet some of its objectives, such as safe guarding, GDPR compliance, future proofing and fraud protection, as ISDN digital lines are phased out of the public phone network.

The KCS Framework

Avian are proud to be one of a few select suppliers to be awarded the KCS Framework contract until 2022. The KCS Framework enables schools to bypass lengthy tendering processes saving time and money, as KCS has already done all the hard work.

For more information email us or call 0330 024 1094 and quote ‘KCS’.

KCS Professional Services is a trading unit of Commercial Services whom are wholly owned by Kent County Council (KCC). As a member of the Central Buying Consortium (CBC) KCS Professional Services can take advantage of the economies of scale that the collective CBC procurement spend of circa. £5bn offers. The CBC was formed in 1991 and is a Public Sector Buying Organisation (PSBO) made up of 21 local authorities based broadly across the southern half of England. The authorities involved represent over 24% of the population in England.

All of KCS Professional Services frameworks are national, fully OJEU-compliant and adhere to the latest Public Contracts Regulations (2015). As well as being able to offer you full OJEU compliance and strong buying power, KCS Professional Services provide Terms and Conditions that are designed specifically for the public sector to protect you, frameworks that are free and simple to access with full procurement support.


“The DECT phones are working really well with no issues with staff roaming around the school with them. The ICT department monitor the DECT phone base systems to ensure they are online via our internal network monitoring equipment to ensure they are online and not been unplugged etc are working with no issues ensuring staff are always contactable when moving round the school site.”

Michael Sims, ICT Network Manager Cedar Federation, Ilfield School

‘We have recently had a new IP Telephone system with IP lines installed connecting both our schools together.  From the initial negotiation to the installation of the telephone system, Avian Telecoms has been a pleasure to work with. We were very impressed with how quickly any issues and requests post installation were resolved.  Overall, what could have been a very stressful experience, wasn’t. In short, I would recommend KCS’s framework with Avian Telecoms.

TIMU Trust Business Team

“We needed to update our very old telephone system.  After consulting the KCS framework we contacted Avian.  From the first initial meeting (very quick!) we felt we were in very safe hands. We transferred our lines and calls and moved to IP over a fibre voice broadband service with an IP Telephone system.   The installation process was excellent.  Our new phone system is up and working and we are very happy and we would recommend Avian without hesitation.”

Sellindge Primary School

“We recently used the KCS Framework for telephony services and Avian provided a free audit of our existing telecoms.  As some of our services are still in contract we have gone with a staged implementation plan and to date have switched over our calls to Avian Telecom. This was a seamless process with no downtime for the school and we are very happy with the savings which have equated to £2,500 over a 3 year term.  The next phases will review the lines and telephone system and we are sure there will be even more savings.”

Egerton Primary School
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