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All frameworks

The Schools Commercial Team (SCT) within DfE reviews a range of frameworks. These frameworks are assessed for compliance with procurement regulations, ease of use, suitability and value for money. Feedback from schools is also considered when selecting frameworks.

SCT continues to review and add to the list of recommended frameworks.

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: 03/11/2022

Library resources

Includes the provision of books, e-books, journals/ periodicals, e-journals, audio books, audio summary, library discovery and associated services split into 4 lots with 12 suppliers. Curriculum books are also available via this deal.

Expires: 08/10/2022

Office supplies

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

Expires: 05/04/2022

Stationery and education supplies

Supporting education establishments with a one-stop-shop for stationery, ink and toner, arts and crafts, paper, cleaning and janitorial supplies.

Expires: 30/09/2021

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: 30/11/2023

Energy and utilities

Electricity (half hourly, non-half hourly and unmetered)

Provision of electricity, including half hourly, non-half hourly and unmetered supply. Provides additional support and associated services including demand side response, energy storage, electric vehicle charging, energy efficiency surveys and power purchase agreements.

Expires: 31/03/2023

Firms mains gas

A framework agreement for firm mains gas supplied through the National Grid. Online account information and additional support and associated services also available.

Expires: 31/03/2025

School Switch

A simple way to switch energy suppliers online. Get instant quotes based on your school’s energy needs.

Supply of energy and ancillary services

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

Expires: 01/10/2023

Utilities supplies and services

Designed specifically for the education sector, this is an easy to use and simplified route to buy electricity and gas to suit your schools specific needs, with value added services including bill validation at no extra cost.

Expires: 22/01/2022

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

Facilities management and estates

Building cleaning services

Providers of building cleaning services including: janitorial services, periodic cleaning, high-level cleaning and window cleaning.

Expires: 20/05/2022

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 specific catering service provision.

Expires: 01/10/2021

Construction consultancy services

Covers construction consulting services for traditional design build, new build projects, and refurbishment projects. There are 12 lots for building services, including; architectural services, project management and principal designer services.

Expires: 31/03/2022

DFE furniture

A DfE framework that provides a compliant solution for school furniture. Use it to buy loose and fitted furniture or bleacher seating from DfE approved suppliers, and have it delivered and installed.

Expires: 01/03/2024

Facilities management (FM) marketplace

UK-wide facilities management (FM) services; includes building and grounds maintenance, cleaning, catering, security, helpdesk, horticultural, reception, and waste services.

Expires: 09/07/2022

Heating systems and renewable technology

Supporting education establishments with their heating requirements, offering a range of services from consultancy to design, servicing, maintenance and installation plus a selection of renewable technology applications.

Expires: 28/01/2024

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 straightforward solution to help you procure a new catering service and a new contract catering company. It offers regional and national competition which drives innovation, maximises return on investment and secures value for money.

Expires: 23/09/2022

Removal, relocation and additional services

Regional suppliers covering all aspects of removal and relocation services including: office and classroom equipment and specialised relocations (laboratories, art and IT equipment), overseas removals, crate hire and archiving.

Expires: 31/10/2021

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: 16/02/2022

Financial

Audit services

Audit service deal tailored for academies and schools.

Expires: 04/12/2023

Insurance and related services for public sector schools

Provision of commercial insurance for schools.

Expires: 06/09/2022

Leasing services

This framework agreement for leasing services offers a range of leases to members across the education sector, particularly schools, colleges and academies. Members can access 9 leasing suppliers across 3 separate lots, offering a range of leasing products for equipment, technology and vehicles.

Expires: 17/09/2021

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.

Schools leasing framework

A framework agreement that allows schools to source and cost their own suppliers and relevant ICT and reprographic equipment, with the advantage of being able to arrange the leasing agreement separately.

Expires: 04/08/2022

Spend analysis and recovery services

Services to help schools identify and recover supplier overpayments, overcharges or missed discounts and rebates.

Expires: 15/01/2022

Staff absence protection

This is a specialist service provided by a mutual organisation. It's designed to provide an alternative to commercial staff absence providers. It offers protection for any combination of teaching, non-teaching, support and site staff with flexible policy benefits.

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 solutions

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

Expires: 08/08/2021

Digital marketplace (G-Cloud 12)

Cloud computing services covering hosting, software and cloud support. Choose and purchase cloud computing services from 4,750 suppliers covering infrastructure, platform, software and specialist cloud services. Direct Award available.

Expires: 27/09/2021

Education technology

A single route for schools to buy ICT goods and services through one agreement.

Expires: 06/10/2022

ICT hardware and peripherals equipment

Supporting education establishments with the supply and delivery of ICT hardware and provision of support services.

Expires: 30/06/2022

ICT procurement

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

Expires: 18/11/2023

Multifunctional Devices, Managed Print and Content Services and Records and Information Management

Deal for all schools and publicly funded institutions to purchase photocopiers, printers and scanners (multi-functional devices, MFDs) at a nationally negotiated rate.

Expires: 25/10/2021

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: 25/04/2023

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

Photocopiers, printers and scanners with toners included

Photocopiers, printers and scanners (multi-functional devices, MFDs) from a range of suppliers including Sharp, Konica, Annodata (Kyocera) and Ricoh.

Software licenses and associated services for academies and schools

Software licenses and associated supporting services.

Expires: 08/08/2021

Legal services

Legal services includes: estates professional services, facilities management services, building materials, modular, academy conversion and post conversion.

Expires: 31/03/2022

Personal protective equipment (PPE) and cleaning

Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation online catalogue

Access to a wide range of Covid-19 related items that can be ordered from an online catalogue.

Expires: 31/07/2021

North East Purchasing Organisation online catalogue

Covid-19 related items from an online catalogue.

Expires: 31/07/2021

Safer working supplies

Includes a wide range of items for safer working that may be needed to ensure the safety of users and staff. For public and third sector only.

Expires: 31/07/2021

Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation online catalogue

Covid-19 related items including masks, sanitisers, and cleaning products from an online catalogue.

Expires: 31/07/2021

Recruitment and HR

Employee screening services

Comprehensive service covering all employee screening service requirements.

Expires: 05/11/2021

Hiring supply teachers and agency workers

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: 29/08/2022

Outsourced human resources including payroll services

Supporting education establishments with a comprehensive and wide range of HR services including specialist recruitment, employee relations, training, business and administration support services, transformational services, leadership or management and employee support services. There is also a standalone or combined payroll services option.

Expires: 02/06/2022

Transport

Transport services – taxi and coaches

Supporting education establishments with a choice of national and regional passenger transport solutions with contracts to suit your specific requirements.

Expires: 28/03/2022

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