New deal to help schools save cash on computer equipment

DfE offers schools the chance to save on tablets, laptops and desktop devices.

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 DfE and Crown Commercial Services (CCS).

To qualify, schools need to submit their requirements for new devices and send it to CCS at by 10 February 2017. A webinar explains the process in more detail.

CCS will then work with suppliers to get the best price and notify schools after the contract is awarded on 28 March 2017. Schools can then place their orders and arrange payment at the agreed price.

This is the first in an ongoing programme of CCS deals to help schools save money and make the best use of their resources.

Future procurements are scheduled for:

• late April to early May (to allow for summer delivery of devices)
• autumn 2017
• spring 2018

More procurement dates will be announced later.

Read more about ordering hardware for schools.