Education Technology

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

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

Products and suppliers

Please read the 'How to buy' tab below for detailed instructions on how to find out which suppliers are on this framework.

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.

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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:

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.

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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).

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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.

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How to buy

You can buy from this agreement either by further competition or 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.

Direct award

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