Do you need to buy any chromebooks, laptops and desktops for your learning environment? Or even whiteboards, projectors or interactive screens? We’re running our third national further competition to bring together multiple education organisations’ requirements for IT equipment, which encourages suppliers to offer significant discounts, which in turn creates value for money for the education sector.
Who can participate?
The opportunity is available to all publicly funded education organisations, including maintained schools, academies, university technical colleges and free schools.
Dates of next procurement:
The project timeline is for delivery from October:
23 July: deadline to return your customer requirement template
30 July: invitation to tender
2 October: formal award and order and delivery can start
To express your interest, get in touch via our online form – simply tick the aggregation box and quote NFC97 and you will be sent a copy of the customer requirement template to complete and return by 23 July 2018.
Our National Fuels framework gives you access to a variety of solid and liquid fuels, including liquified gas, greases, lubricants and antifreeze.
We are running quarterly aggregated further competitions to deliver you the best prices, and recommend you consider joining the next aggregation if you have new requirements, or would like to add new sites to your existing arrangements for the start of the next financial year. By joining an aggregation you will benefit from an easy route to market, with options for both regional and national suppliers.
If you are interested in taking part in the next aggregation please get in touch – simply tick the aggregation box and quote RM3801 – National Fuels.
Dates of next procurements:
- July 2018: gathering expressions of interest from customers
- August 2018: savings analysis
- 1st August 2018: customer commitment required
- Early August 2018: procurement based on committed customer volume
- Mid September 2018: award to winning bidder and customers enter into contract
To express your interest get in touch by 26 July 2018 – simply tick the aggregation box and quote ‘NFC98 mobiles aggregation’.
- July – August 2018: gathering expressions of interest from customers
- Mid September 2018: customer commitment required
- October 2018: procurement based on committed customer volume
- Early November 2018: award to winning bidder and customers enter into contract
To express your interest get in touch by 24 August 2018 – simply tick the aggregation box and quote ‘NFC96 mobiles aggregation’.
Which is best for me – NFC98 or NFC96?
NFC98 is aiming to deliver to quicker timescales and is suitable for customers who are currently on a rolling monthly contract or with mobile contracts coming to an end before end of October, and who have their information in place and are able to commit quickly to the process.
NFC96 is part of our regular programme of aggregations for voice and data, and is following typical timescales. NFC96 is suitable for any public bodies whose contracts are due to expire between September to March next year. It is also suitable for those who have a new requirement, or whose contracts have expired or are due to expire before September but who need a little time to gather information about their current mobile estate and seek internal approvals to join the process.
We run 3 vehicle eAuctions a year as by combining customer requirements we can help organisations make great savings on the whole life costs of vehicles – whether you need 1 or 1,000. We do this by using standardised vehicle specifications and our bulk buying power to make your requirements more attractive to suppliers, meaning customers can save as much as 40% on manufacturer’s retail price.
Our eAuctions are run under lots 1 and 2 of the Vehicle Purchase (RM1070) framework. Any volume or vehicle type can be considered, and we can also help you if you want to lease rather than buy vehicles.
To find out more about when the next one will be please get in touch – simply tick the aggregation box and quote Fleet eAuctions.
If you have a requirement for IT Hardware products, such as laptops, desktops, monitors or tablet devices and would be interested in aggregating your requirement, please get in touch.
Aggregated IT Hardware competitions are typically published via lot 1 (hardware) of the Technology Products 2 (RM3733) framework. Where we have high volumes of agnostic devices, either at individual level or aggregated across many customers, with limited service wrap then lot 5 (volume hardware requirements) is the preferred choice. Limited service wrap includes asset tagging and image build/load.
By combining your requirements with those of other organisations, we can bring together greater volumes and therefore greater savings are likely for all.
If you are interested in getting involved, no matter how big or small your requirement is, or you have any questions, please get in touch – simply tick the aggregation opportunities box and quote IT Hardware aggregation.
Our Traffic Management Technology 2 (RM1089) framework covers automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) technology, and we are planning national aggregated further competitions for both police and car park ANPR.
If this is of interest to you please get in touch – simply tick the aggregation box and quote NFC77.
Following the success of the CCS led first UK aggregated further competition for Water, we will be running another further competition for Lot 1 – Water and Wastewater supply.
We anticipate this competition will be held early October in order to provide customers with the ability to switch supplier before the end of the year.
This further competition is open to all public sector, non-residential premises, and the deadline is 31 July.
To get involved, email email@example.com and register your interest.