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DfE and CCS help schools save money on ICT devices

Matteo Natalucci Published 20 September 2017

The Department for Education has announced a new procurement designed to support schools to purchase tablet devices as part of a collective buying power strategy


Schools considering buying new tablets, laptops or desktop devices this year could save thousands of pounds by taking advantage of a new deal developed by the Department for Education (DfE) and Crown Commercial Service (CCS).

This is the second in a series of bulk buying deals for schools considering buying new tablets, laptops or desktop devices. The aggregated deals are designed to help schools save thousands of pounds by benefiting from a collective buying power strategy.

The aggregation opportunity is available to all publicly funded education customers, including maintained schools, academies, university technical colleges (UTCs) and free schools.

To take part, schools will need to submit their requirements for new devices to CCS at: by October 6 2017.

CCS is working with suppliers to get the best price and notify schools after they award the contract on November 10 2017.

DfE has scheduled future buying opportunities for spring 2018 and will announce the actual dates at a later stage.

A recording of a webinar , aimed specifically at the schools sector, explains in further detail the process, timescales and the benefits of aggregation.

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