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 licensing 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.

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. 17 May 2022 - 19 May 2022

    Transport Technology Forum conference

  2. 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.

    Access webinar
  2. Microsoft Licensing Aggregation

    Access webinar
  3. IT Hardware Aggregation (NFC130)

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

    Learn more

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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