Education Technology

Educational establishments can buy ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) goods and technology services through one agreement.

Updates

01/02/2022: You can sign up to watch our ‘how to buy’ and ‘what to buy’ webinars on our website. To watch the webinars you will need to enter your name, contact details and organisation.

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Description

This agreement is available to all public sector educational organisations including:

  • schools
  • academies
  • multi academy trusts
  • colleges
  • universities
  • other educational establishments

 

Benefits

  • single route to market for your IT needs
  • available to all educational establishments
  • customers can call-off for up to a maximum of 5 years
  • further competition is available
  • flexibility of services
  • diverse suppliers including small to medium enterprises and large companies
  • uses the CCS Public Sector Contract
  • 43 suppliers are on this agreement
  • 78% of suppliers are SME

Products and suppliers

There are 43 suppliers on this agreement

Lot 1: ICT Solutions
This is a direct replacement of ICT Services for Education (RM1050) agreement. The agreement provides customers with the capability to obtain ICT goods and or services for their specific needs, whether it is a new build requirement or an ICT refresh.

Expires:

20 suppliers

Lot 2: Broadband Fibre Infrastructure
The provision of a design and installation of broadband fibre infrastructure. Suppliers under this lot are capable of supplying overall design, provision of fibre to the premises, testing of fibre and 'last mile' installation.

Expires:

11 suppliers

Lot 3: Broadband Services
The provision of connectivity services. Suppliers under this lot are capable of supplying full fibre broadband services (new services/upgrade of existing), support and maintenance, internet filtering, firewall, eSafety and IP connectivity.

Expires:

22 suppliers

Lot 4: Hardware
The provision of ICT hardware, software and some networking equipment. Suppliers can supply hardware (laptops, desktops), networking: (switches, cabling, routers), peripherals (printers, mice, charging trolleys) and software (part of a package).

Expires:

20 suppliers

Lot 5: Audio Visual
The provision and installation of sound and/or visual equipment. Suppliers under this lot are capable of supplying interactive solutions (whiteboards, tables), digital signage, televisions, AV software, auditorium solutions, training.

Expires:

21 suppliers

How to buy

You can buy from this agreement either by further competition, simplified further competition or by direct award.

Further competition

Customers can refine the Public Sector Contract call-off terms for a further competition, as long as this meets the Public Sector Contract Regulations. This gives you more flexibility when defining your needs.

Further competition is the only route that allows you to add special terms to the call-off terms. It also provides the option to run an eAuction.

Further competitions can be run on all lots using the eSourcing tool or your own choice of tool.

Register for the eSourcing tool.

Guidance on using the eSourcing tool.

Simplified further competition

The simplified competition process can help reduce your further competition timescales. This is based on a 100% price competition.

Direct Award

Direct Award is available for lot 4 (Hardware) and lot 5 (Audio Visual). Supplier offers are shown on the Purchasing Platform.

Register as a buyer.

Aggregation

We use our complementary aggregation service to bring together customers with similar requirements

  • we leverage the volume to create greater commercial benefits for customers
  • we manage the procurement process from start to finish
  • email aggregation@crowncommercial.gov.uk for more information