Framework Owner – Crescent Purchasing Consortium

Framework Type – Framework

Framework Term – 2 + 2 years

Framework Scope

This framework agreement has been designed to provide schools and academies with a one-stop solution for buying a range of computer software licences and associated services, including:

  1. Academic software licences for schools and academies, including Microsoft, Adobe, Autodesk, Avid, Acronis, Corel, Nuance, and VMWare
  2. Security, web-monitoring and anti-virus software such as Sophos, Symantec and Kaspersky
  3. Specialist education and learning management software
  4. Software support, maintenance and upgrades
  5. Professional services and software licensing support including software auditing services

 

The software licenses and associated services are available across four lots:

 

    • Lot 1 – Microsoft – This lot includes but is not limited to the following services: the initial supply and renewal of a range of Microsoft licensing types plus it covers additional services associated with Microsoft licensing including; the identification of types of licenses required, providing ongoing advice, deployment of licenses, ongoing support and guidance to ensure members have the correct licensing solution for their institution.

    • Lot 2 – Adobe – This lot includes but is not limited to the following services: the initial supply and renewal of a range of Adobe licensing types plus it covers additional services associated with Adobe licensing including: the identification of types of licenses required, providing ongoing advice, deployment of licenses, ongoing support and guidance to ensure members have the correct licensing solution for their institution.

    • Lot 3 – Other off the Shelf Software – This lot includes but is not limited to the following services: the initial supply and renewal of a range of other off the shelf software ranging from security, antivirus and backup software through to music/film editing software and speech recognition software. It also covers additional services associated with software licensing including: the identification of types of licenses required, providing ongoing advice, deployment of licenses, ongoing support and guidance to ensure members have the correct licensing solution for their institution.

  • Lot 4 – One Stop Shop – Suppliers that were successful in lots 1 – 3 have been awarded a place on lot 4 which offers a one stop shop.

Dates

Tender PIN Date
Tender Pre-engagement Date
Tender Release
Tender Close
Tender Award 9th August 2018
Framework Start Date 9th August 2018
Framework End Date 8th August 2020
Framework Extension Date 8th August 2022

Suppliers Awarded

Lot 1 – Microsoft

  • Academia
  • Bechtle Direct
  • Insight Direct
  • Phoenix Software
  • SBL Softbox
  • Softcat
  • Stone Computers
  • XMA

Lot 2 – Adobe

  • Bechtle Direct
  • Insight Direct
  • Phoenix Software
  • Pugh Computers
  • Pure Technology Group
  • SBL Softbox
  • Softcat
  • Stone Computers

Lot 3 – Other off the Shelf Software

  • Academia
  • CDW
  • Comparex
  • Insight Direct
  • Phoenix Software
  • Softcat

Lot 4 – One Stop Shop

  • Academia
  • Bechtle Direct
  • Insight Direct
  • Phoenix Software
  • Softcat
  • Stone Computers
  • Virtue Technologies
  • XMA

Lot 4 – Other

  • Bechtle Direct
  • Insight Direct
  • Phoenix Software
  • Softcat
  • Stone Computers