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This is a list of all DfE approved framework agreements. Use one to ensure your procurement is compliant.

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Books, stationery and education supplies

Books for schools

Supporting education establishments whether buying a single book, setting up a reading corner or re-stocking a school library. Fiction and curriculum books, reference materials, handbooks and manuals available via this deal.

Expires: 03/11/2024

Office supplies

Supporting education establishments with office equipment such as stationery, paper, fax machines, ink and printer cartridges, janitorial products and ergonomic equipment.

Expires: 05/04/2024

Consultancy services

Specialist professional services

Specifically designed for the procurement of specialist professional services by the public sector covering a range of spend areas, including facilities management, catering, construction, environment, sustainability, waste, ICT and education consultancy. Extensive experience within the local authority and school sector.

Expires: 30/11/2027

Energy and utilities

Debt resolution services

Supporting education establishments with access to specialist contract compliance reviews which will help to identify, report and recover utility spend that has been overpaid, overcharged or made in error.

Expires: 13/12/2025

Electricity (for supply during 2020 - 2028)

A framework offering customers a quick, simple and competitive route to the supply of electricity.

Expires: 30/09/2028

Electricity flex 2020 – 2024

Supporting education establishments with a procurement route and supply of electricity. In addition, there are opportunities to take advantage of a number of services relating to energy usage, storage, savings and other innovative industry solutions to help manage your energy and reduce costs.

Expires: 30/09/2024

Flexible electricity framework

Supporting education establishments with a framework that covers the supply of electricity on a flexible basis and the provision of associated services.

Expires: 31/03/2028

Flexible gas framework

Supporting education establishments with a framework that covers the supply of gas on a flexible basis and the provision of associated services.

Expires: 31/03/2026

Gas flex 2020 – 2024

Supporting education establishments with a procurement route and supply of gas. In addition, there are opportunities to take advantage of a number of services relating to energy usage, storage, savings and other innovative industry solutions to help manage your energy and reduce costs.

Expires: 30/09/2024

Liquid fuels

This framework supports education establishments with provision of gas oil, kerosene, road fuels including unleaded petrol and diesel, alternative fuel sources and ancillary services.

Expires: 31/10/2025

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A framework offering customers a quick, simple and competitive route to buying liquid fuels, encompassing both automotive fuels and heating oils.

Expires: 17/08/2024

Liquified petroleum gas and other liquified fuels

A framework offering customers a quick, simple, and competitive route to purchasing liquified petroleum gas, propane and butane, in both cylinder and bulk tank delivery form.

Expires: 21/10/2025

Mains gas 2023

A framework offering customers a quick, simple and competitive route to the supply of mains gas.

Expires: 31/03/2027

Supply of energy 2

Supporting education establishments with supply of electricity and gas, including billing, administration, customer service and where required, ancillary services.

Expires: 20/02/2027

Utilities supplies and services

Supporting education establishments with a gas and electricity framework designed for the education sector. A dedicated energy consultant will source your energy and energy efficiency solutions from a range of suppliers and complete all the tendering work for you.

Expires: 20/10/2027

Water, wastewater and ancillary services

Supporting education establishments with high quality services and water efficiency savings from a single supplier for the provision of water, wastewater and ancillary services.

Expires: 26/10/2024

Water, wastewater and ancillary services 2

A single national deal covering water supply, waste water removal (sewerage) and ancillary services that reduce water consumption and make usage more efficient and supply more resilient.

Expires: 30/11/2024

Energy efficiency

Energy performance of buildings services (energy audits)

A framework offering customers support to understand energy use, target where to save energy and understand where practical measures and solutions can be implemented to help reduce energy consumption.

Expires: 30/06/2024

LED lighting

Supporting education establishments with the supply and installation for LED lighting, fixtures and fittings which can be procured separately or provided as a supply and installation managed service.

Expires: 31/05/2024

Facilities management and estates

Air cleaning units for education and childcare settings

Suppliers of HEPA (high efficiency particulate air) filtration air cleaning units that meet a suitable standard of specification for use in education settings.

Expires: 26/07/2025

Building cleaning

Supporting education establishments with a compliant route for the provision of building cleaning services.

Expires: 29/05/2026

Building in use - support services

A framework providing catering, cleaning and caretaking, security and reception, CCTV (inclusive of remote monitoring), car park management, mobile patrols and key holding, food hygiene inspection, waste management. There's also a 'whole house' option to accommodate all or several of these. This is a dynamic purchasing system (DPS) open to, and suitable for both national and regional suppliers throughout its entire duration.

Expires: 31/07/2025

Catering services

Supporting education establishments with the provision of outsourced catering services, offering flexible catering provisions and a range of service models. It also covers ‘holiday food programmes’ for those looking to provide meals meeting the School Meal Standards during holiday periods.

Expires: 31/08/2024

Catering services dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

Supporting education establishments with the provision of outsourced catering services, with the flexibility to respond to changes in the market.

Expires: 30/07/2025

Cleaning services dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

Supporting education establishments with the provision of outsourced cleaning services.

Expires: 30/07/2025

Commercial catering equipment

Supporting education establishments with a route to purchase or hire a large range of commercial catering equipment and associated services, including catering equipment, maintenance response services and kitchen design services.

Expires: 31/03/2024

Everything FM

Supporting schools and trusts with access to a broad range of estate-wide total, hard, and soft facilities management solutions including; mechanical and electric engineering, retrofit and refurbishment contracts, catering and cleaning services, planned and reactive maintenance and security, and extensive decarbonisation solutions.

Expires: 17/08/2024

Facilities management and workplace services DPS

Supporting schools and trusts with buying a range of facilities management and workplace services. It provides a comprehensive set of templates to help schools build their tender pack. The DPS features a filter system that lets buyers input their requirements to get a shortlist of matching suppliers, who are then invited to tender using an e-sourcing tool. This can be CCS’s tool (Jaggaer) or what the buyer chooses.

Expires: 13/12/2026

Grocery, fresh, chilled and frozen foods

Supporting education establishments with a simple and competitive route to buy goods for their in-house catering service.

Expires: 31/07/2025

Internal fit-out and maintenance

Supporting education establishments with the provision of building services once a building is constructed to enable on-going maintenance, extension and refurbishment for schools. This framework is suitable for smaller ad-hoc service requirements and also for a more long-term service project.

Expires: 24/03/2026

Outsourced catering services

Supporting education establishments with a compliant route for the provision of outsourced catering services.

Expires: 25/09/2025

Synthetic sports facilities

Supporting education establishments with alternatives to traditional grass sports fields. Covers the construction, installation, refurbishment, servicing and maintenance for all external sports facilities.

Expires: 16/02/2026

Total cleaning service solutions

Supporting education establishments with a compliant route for the provision of cleaning services.

Expires: 31/12/2024

Financial

Audit services

Audit service deal tailored for academies and schools.

Expires: 04/12/2024

Insurance and related services for public sector schools

Provision of commercial insurance for schools.

Expires: 06/09/2024

Leasing and loan finance DPS

The Leasing and loan finance dynamic purchasing system (DPS) supports education establishments with access to funding for the acquisition of an asset through a choice of financing options, including hire purchase, operating lease, sales and leaseback and secured loans.

Expires: 30/09/2025

Risk protection arrangement – alternative to commercial insurance

An alternative to commercial insurance, underwritten by the government. Opt in immediately or up to 12 months in advance.

Expires: 31/12/2050

Staff absence protection and reimbursement

Supporting education establishments with a simple and compliant way to buy staff absence insurance and reimbursement policies. Offering a solution to any staff absence requirement ensuring you are financially supported when staff sickness or absence occurs.

Expires: 23/05/2024

ICT

Audio visual equipment and installation services

Supporting education establishments with the supply and installation of audio visual equipment.

Expires: 30/06/2024

Audio visual solutions

Supporting education establishments with the provision of a full range of audio visual (AV) and interactive solutions, associated services, support and maintenance.

Expires: 31/05/2024

Communications solutions and associated telephony services

Supporting education establishments with the provision and installation of a full range of communications solutions, associated services, equipment, support and maintenance. Equipment under this framework may be provided as a direct purchase or via a lease agreement.

Expires: 01/06/2026

Corporate software and related products and services

Supporting education establishments with corporate software and related products.

Expires: 31/08/2024

Cyber security services 3

Supporting education establishments with access to a wide range of cyber security products including consultancy advice, penetration testing, incident management and data destruction that have been accredited by the National Cyber Security Centre.

Expires: 14/02/2025

Digital marketplace (G-Cloud 13)

Supporting education establishments with the provision of cloud-based computing services covering hosting, software and cloud support.

Expires: 08/11/2024

Education management systems

Supporting education establishments with the provision and installation of a full range of Education Management Systems tools required for the collection and management of data, efficient reporting and a means to communicate effectively to all stakeholders with access anytime, anywhere.

Expires: 30/06/2025

Everything ICT

Supporting education establishments to buy the right ICT including hardware, software, connectivity, infrastructure and cloud services.

Expires: 14/07/2026

ICT hardware and peripherals equipment

Supporting education establishments with the supply and installation of ICT hardware and peripherals equipment covering a wide range of ICT devices, and the provision of ICT support services.

Expires: 30/06/2024

ICT networking and storage solutions

Designed for the education sector, this framework offers on-premise IT and network infrastructure solutions, cloud and hybrid cloud solutions and consultancy services where a solution is yet to be defined.

Expires: 30/04/2024

IT Hardware

Supporting education establishments with a full range of IT hardware including new, refurbished, and remanufactured. It also includes repair, disposal and associated services including support and maintenance.

Expires: 31/08/2025

Multi-functional devices and digital solutions

Supporting education establishments with the provision of multi-functional devices and digital solutions – both networked and stand-alone. Digital software solutions to help control, manage and measure the print environment trends and costs.

Expires: 21/04/2025

Multifunctional devices (MFDs), print and digital workflow software services and managed print service provision

Supporting educational establishments with the provision of multifunctional devices, managed print services, technical resources, digital workflows, cloud solutions for digital transition, and print consultancy services.

Expires: 22/03/2025

Multifunctional devices and digital transformation solutions

Supporting education establishments with a straightforward way to buy or lease branded machines and technologies from small desktop units to high volume devices which print, scan and copy.

Expires: 25/04/2024

Network connectivity and telecommunication solution

Supporting education establishments with provision of network connectivity and telecommunications solutions. Delivering standalone, or full-service solutions using technologies that are currently available and those which will evolve throughout the lifetime of the agreement.

Expires: 30/09/2024

Outsourced ICT

Providing education establishments with a route to market for outsourcing managed ICT services.

Expires: 06/06/2024

Print marketplace

Supporting education establishments with access to compare and buy printed material, including textbooks, newsletters and small direct mail needs in a few quick steps. An intuitive online tool and live chat functionality means a print expert is available to help.

Expires: 15/12/2024

Software licenses and associated services for academies and schools

Supporting academies and schools with the supply and services for software.

Expires: 08/08/2024

Software products and associated services

Supporting education establishments with access to a full range of software (including open source), essential hardware, associated services, support and maintenance for cloud-based, on-premise, and hybrid software solutions.

Expires: 31/03/2024

Legal services

This framework has been developed for the education sector to provide a comprehensive set of services, this includes: converting to an academy, HR and employment law, property and land law, commercial related matters, dispute resolution and litigation and legal services for education.

Expires: 31/05/2025

Personal protective equipment (PPE)

Recruitment, HR and training

National professional qualification (NPQ) framework

Supporting education establishments with access to quality assured national professional qualifications training and support for school teachers and leaders.

Expires: 29/03/2025

Supply teachers and temporary staffing (STaTS)

Suppliers available for hiring of all temporary and fixed term teaching and non-teaching staff for schools, colleges or other educational establishments within the public sector such as an academy, trust, nursery, pupil referral unit, children centre or further education institution, across the UK. Independent schools (for-profit) are not able to access the deal.

Expires: 04/07/2025

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