Discover how we helped 28 customers save on average 36% on IT hardware in our latest aggregation.

Published 24 November 2021

Last updated 26 October 2022

The requirement

Local authorities often have similar needs when it comes to purchasing IT hardware. Through our regular bulk buying opportunities, our technology aggregation team supports them by combining their IT hardware requirements with other public sector organisations. As the largest public procurement organisation in the UK, we are then able to use our collective buying  power to achieve competitive pricing and favourable terms from suppliers, to help local authorities save time and money throughout the process.

The solution

To attract suppliers, we ran a further competition based on the criteria set by our customers and competed using  our Technology Products and Associated Services framework(RM6068). An eAuction was used to attain the best cost-effective offer in the market while considering price-related factors as well as non-price related factors. 

Our  team of experts who deliver social and economic value on a day-to-day basis were on hand to guide the local authority customers along the way; taking care of the process for them to help achieve the best possible deals. This also helps to release internal resources so that customers are able to focus on other areas of their business or on more complex procurements.

The results

As a part of an aggregated competition we held in August 2021, we brought 28 customers with a total requirement of around £20 million (market value) of IT equipment. It enabled economies of scale to increase leverage and achieve the best value. This eAuction consisted of 9 lots, and from various lots, 3 suppliers won.

This  saved customers an average of 36% in comparison to market pricing, which equates to a total saving of 7.3 million by participants (based on the market pricing). 


Neeraj Mittra, Senior ICT Officer of Lambeth Council commented,

“The CCS Technology aggregation team was excellent and provided a comprehensive and professional managed aggregation service for our requirements of laptops and associated services. They guided us through the process, keeping all stakeholders fully informed and engaged.  We always felt re-assured with the process and were always confident of achieving the intended outcomes. Mick and the rest of the team responded to all queries promptly and provided all information that we needed to cover our internal governance process. We will certainly be using technology aggregation again.”


Let us bring power to to technology procurement 

The public sector has saved a significant amount of money by participating in different aggregated national competitions. It is free to participate and all of the procurement management is done on your behalf. For you, we’ll take care of everything from beginning to end: paperwork, project management and procurement, all managed by CCS commercial expertise and best practice support.

If you would like to get involved in our latest aggregation for IT hardware, please complete our online form and a member of our team will get in touch.

Or, to find out more about our future opportunities please visit the aggregation webpage