Navigating the complex procurement process can be a challenge for any school leadership team.
The challenges we have all faced in the past few years have accelerated a move to remote learning. RM aims to assist multi-academy trusts, primary and secondary schools by delivering affordable, tailored ICT solutions for our customers. Often these solutions are interdependent; part of our role is to guide you in procuring compatible hardware, software, and broadband for your estate.
We want to ensure every school under our care has the provision and infrastructure to support its pupils, staff, and the wider education community.
Why use a framework?
- Relevant, qualified, and quality checked suppliers of goods and services
- All suppliers are put through a robust full competitive tendering process
- Full details for each supplier are provided, including certifications and accreditations
- Pricing structures are agreed and comprehensive
- Legal compliance, and due diligence form the Frameworks process
- Guidance and draft specifications are often provided to help inform decisions
- Ability to assess and plan before purchasing, in addition to identifying gaps or complementary services
- Removes the risks associated with last minute purchases
Bloom is the trusted partner to more than 400 public sector clients from across the UK. The neutral vendor approach from Bloom handles all the complexities of supplier management for the client, as they contract back-to-back with suppliers.
Caerphilly CBCs DPS
Lot 1 Core Infrastructure & Wired/Wireless Networking; Lot 2 End-User Devices.
Created by the Catholic Church in England & Wales to enable the Catholic community to save costs by purchasing together, our free subscription entitles you to access great prices on a wide range of products and services.
Crescent Purchasing Consortium Outsourcing
Suppliers on the framework include a range of local and national managed service providers (MSPs) who have a breadth of knowledge, experience, and skills. The MSPs are skilled in utilising systems, communication, flexibility, and innovation to provide a high-quality outsourced ICT service.
Crown Commercial Service procurement agreement for cloud hosting, software, and support.
Network Services 2 Lot 1
Crown Commercial Service procurement agreement for telecommunications services including networks for the entire public sector, their associated bodies and agencies, the voluntary sector, and charities.
Gigabit Capable Connectivity DPS
Crown Commercial Service procurement agreement for fibre optic infrastructure services, such as broadband connectivity and infrastructure build that can be used by all UK public sector bodies.
Lot 1 ICT Solution
Crown Commercial Service procurement agreement. A direct replacement of the ICT Services for Education (RM1050) agreement, providing customers with the capability to obtain ICT goods and or services for their specific needs, whether it is a new build requirement or an ICT refresh.
Lot 3 Broadband Services
Crown Commercial Service procurement agreement for the provision of connectivity services. Suppliers under this lot can supply full fibre broadband services (new services/upgrade of existing), support and maintenance, internet filtering, firewall, eSafety and IP connectivity.
Phase 1; Lot 1 Strategic Partnering Services; Lot 1.1 Further Competition for Academies Enterprise Trust (AET); Lot 1.2 Further Competition for The Elliot Foundation Trust (TEFAT); Lot 2 Support Services
Phase 2; Lot 3 Hardware; Lot 4 Servers and Storage; Lot 5 Networking; Lot 6 Software; Lot 7 Cloud Services; Lot 8 Audio Visual; Lot 9 Printing.
Local, regional, and national network of specialist suppliers.
Everything ICT E2BN
DfE supported, with over 150 pre-approved and trusted suppliers through direct awards, multiple quotes, and mini competitions.
Kent County Council ICT Managed Service
Kent County Council via KCS Procurement Services has created a national framework agreement for the supply and delivery of Managed ICT Services. The framework covers the provision of managed ICT services, with both cloud and on-premises options available.
North Yorkshire MIS framework
Management Information System (MIS) and Financial Accounting System (FAS) available to schools and academies when selecting the system that best meets their current and future needs.