We are launching a major drive within the Further Education and Schools market after being appointed to 3 lots on the £200m Crescent Purchasing Consortium (CPC) ICT Hardware and Peripherals Equipment framework. Following a competitive tendering process, we won places on Lot 1 - Desktop PC Solutions, Lot 2 Portable Device Solutions, and Lot 5 – Multi-Purpose Lot.
The new framework, which commences from 01 July 2020, is a replacement for a previous framework which ran for 4 years and offered savings for educational institutions.Commenting on the win, Jon Elliott – our Director, Government at Centerprise International said: “We are delighted to cement our position as a key supplier to education and the public sector by picking up a place on this prestigious framework.
“Our place on this framework, and the rigorous scoring and auditing process that accompanies it, provides validation for schools, colleges and multi-academy trusts of Centerprise’s 35-year heritage in supply high-quality products and innovative services.
“We have invested significantly in growing our education division, including setting up a new sales office in the Midlands and adding new faces to our account management, services and project delivery teams – this is all designed to offer the high-quality products and associated services into the education sector that our customers have come to expect from the Centerprise brand.”
The CPC ICT Hardware and Peripherals Equipment agreement are designed to offer a complete solution for ICT equipment procurement for educational establishments. CPC is a purchasing consortium, owned and run by the FE sector. They provide members with specialist advice on best spending practices and how to obtain maximum value for money.