Aggregation

Tap into our national buying power

We recognise that with budgets and resources more squeezed than ever, public procurement is no easy task. That’s why we offer a complimentary aggregation service, also known as collective buying, to help take some of the pressure off. By combining the similar needs of customers from across the public sector, we can increase our national buying power to achieve savings that would not be possible through individual buying.

Our team of experts will take care of the process for you, so that you focus on other business priorities or more complex procurements. We’ll make sure we get you the best possible deal, helping you achieve social and economic value. 

Find out how we can help you make smarter buying decisions.

Get involved

  • Current opportunities

    Take a look at all of our current aggregation opportunities.

    The date shown is the closing date for getting involved.

    Further details of the timetable for each aggregation can be found by clicking on the event name.

    If you are interested in getting involved in any of our live aggregation opportunities simply fill in our online form and we will get in contact.

    We add new opportunities to this list regularly.

    If you would like to find out about new aggregation opportunities as they are released why not join our buyer newsletter mailing list?

  • Potential opportunities

    We can investigate any opportunity for technology aggregation, provided there is enough interest. We are currently considering:

    • fibre roll out for schools
    • software asset management (SAM) services
    • Adobe software
    • IT hardware leasing
    • radio and CCTV
    • HSCN

    We can also look into sector specific competitions. Fill in our online form stating your area(s) of interest in the comments box and we will get in touch to discuss your needs.

Regular aggregations

You can explore our regular aggregations below.

Microsoft Licensing

About the event:

To support the CCS negotiated DTA21 Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), we are running a programme of aggregated competitions to assist customers in securing a value for money Microsoft Licence Solutions Partner (LSP).

What can be bought

The programme of procurements covers all enrolment dates and covers all Microsoft licensed products.  

Who can join

Each procurement is available to all public and third sector organisations. 

Please note that all participating customers will receive the maximum discounts available to them from Microsoft via this competition.  This is normally the discounts within DTA21 negotiated by CCS, however some customers may receive greater discounts (e.g. health customers may be eligible for the N365 discounts).

Why get involved?

The benefits of joining this opportunity are:

  • clear account management from the winning supplier including: assistance in new products and true up/downs; suggestions to optimise your estate; and ongoing contract management.
  • specialist support from our in house software team
  • no commitment to enter a contract
  • a legally compliant route to market
  • price savings in a competitive market
  • process savings from not having to run the competition yourself

In our most recent aggregations, we helped customers from the various sectors save on average 3.5%.

Timetable

An outline of timelines is available within our Microsoft video. Please see our events page for precise dates for the next couple of competitions.

How to join the opportunity

Please see our Microsoft video for further information. To register your interest, please complete our online form, quoting ‘Microsoft aggregations’ and one of our team will be in touch.

IT Hardware

About the event:

The aggregation team run regular aggregations for IT Hardware and associated services via lot 2 of framework Technology Products and Services (RM6068). These will run roughly three months apart throughout the year.

What can be bought

Lot 2 of the framework covers hardware requirements, including but not limited to; end user devices, infrastructure hardware, consumables and peripheral equipment. 

It also covers services such as: end user support, service desk, integration, system installation, project management, training, leasing (hire of goods), security management, hardware asset management (HAM), network infrastructure management services, device as a service (DaaS).

Who can join

Each procurement is available to all public and third sector organisations, whether large or small.

Why get involved?

The benefits of joining this opportunity are:

  • Potential savings
  • no commitment to enter a contract
  • a legally compliant route to market
  • process savings from not having to run the competition yourself

The latest IT Hardware aggregation achieved average savings of 23%.

Timetable

Please see our events page for precise dates for the next couple of competitions.

How to join the opportunity

To register your interest, please complete our online form, quoting ‘IT Hardware’’’ and one of our team will be in touch. Or you can email aggregation@crowncommercial.gov.uk

 

Mobile Voice & Data Services

About the event:

For many public sector organisations, the routine purchase of mobile voice and data services can lead to varying contract end dates. This makes it difficult to switch suppliers to gain better value, as savings may be reduced due to early termination charges. 

To support customers with this challenge, we’re running regular national further competitions for mobile voice and data services under lot 6 of our Network Services 2 (RM3038) framework, to help you achieve savings which will not be reduced by early termination of existing contracts.

What can be bought

Mobile voice and data services

Who can join

This opportunity is available to all public and third sector organisations.

To decide if this particular aggregation is right for you, please consider the following:

  • do you have a requirement that can or must be fulfilled between January and April 2023? This aggregation is not suitable if you have an urgent need
  • are you confident that your requirement will be fulfilled through this competition? Please get in touch with the team if you want to learn more about the scope of this aggregation
  • are you able to accept the network coverage provided by the suppliers listed under lot 6 of our Network Services 2 (RM3038) agreement?
  • are you in a position to migrate at least 80% of your nominated connections to the winning bidder within 12 months of award of the aggregated procurement?

Why get involved?

Benefits of join this mobile voice and data services aggregation include:

  • phased migration across a 12 month period – the requirement is for 80% of nominated connections to transition to the winning bidder within the first year of the contract award. This provides flexibility when existing contracts are yet to terminate and helps to avoid early termination charges
  • co-terminus contract term – all connections will cease on a common end date, helping to prevent inconsistent contract end dates to simplify future procurement
  • ‘build your own’ tariff approach – the aggregated procurement allows for a base connection with no line rental charge, negating zero-use costs

In our most recent aggregation, we helped customers save on average 73% compared to their current rates. This is the equivalent of a £1.2 million saving for those who took part.

To find out more, read our latest case study.

Timetable

Please see our events page for precise dates for the next couple of competitions.

How to join the opportunity

To register your interest, please complete our online form, quoting ‘Mobile Aggregation’ and one of our team will be in touch. Or you can email aggregation@crowncommercial.gov.uk

Latest case studies

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More case studies

We’ve got lots more case studies for you to explore to see how we have helped customers like you benefit from aggregation.

Upcoming events

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  1. 10 March 2022 - 15 June 2022

    Aggregation: IT Hardware Summer 2022

Resources

Why not also explore our on-demand webinars about aggregation and our digital brochure?

Webinars (4 )

  1. Webinar: Aggregation for Microsoft Software

    This video is for buyers interested in purchasing Microsoft products at a better price.

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  2. Microsoft Licensing Aggregation

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  3. IT Hardware Aggregation (NFC130)

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  4. Mobile Voice and Data Services (NFC127) aggregation - customer webinar

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Digital Brochures (1 )

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    Commercial agreements: digital brochure

    Download our updated digital brochure for the latest information on our agreements and how we can help you add power to your procurement.

    Download our digital brochure

Aggregation opportunities

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