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Trusted supplier to the national education multifunctional print devices and digital transformation solutions frameworks.

Recommended as part of the DfE’s deals for schools

The National Education Framework has been developed to provide an easy access route to buying or leasing multifunctional print devices (MFDs) as well as providing opportunities for accessing digital transformation services and solutions.

We are proud to be a trusted supplier to both lots on this new framework, helping to improve print technologies and implement digital transformation solutions to support the ever evolving needs of the education sector.

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Benefits of using the framework

This framework is the easy, effective and compliant option for procuring all of your print and digital transformation requirements. Whether you’re looking for a straightforward route to buying your multifunctional devices or a long-term strategic partner for transforming your digital infrastructure, we can help.

Access to a wide range of new print and digital transformation solutions
Significant discounts against standard market prices
Full compliance with the UK Public Contracts Regulations
Choice of pricing mechanisms including lease and outright purchase
Pre-agreed terms and conditions to protect framework users
Framework
help desk support and guidance
Access to a wide range of new print and digital transformation solutions
Significant discounts against standard market prices
Full compliance with the UK Public Contracts Regulations
Choice of pricing mechanisms including lease and outright purchase
Pre-agreed terms and conditions to protect framework users
Framework
help desk support and guidance

Several hundred individual schools and offices which are equipped with cutting-edge multifunction devices which allow us to operate in the most efficient, cost-effective way possible.

Procurement OfficerEast Riding of Yorkshire Council
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Lot 1 – Multifunctional Devices & Associated Services

Designed to be an efficient and effective solution for any size organisation (Primary schools, Secondary schools, Academies, Multi-Academy Trusts, Colleges or Universities) to obtain their multifunctional print devices and any additional associated services.

This is the no fuss, no hassle, compliant route that requires minimal paperwork with the option of using just a single page order form.

This Lot provides access to a range of devices from small desktop devices through to large reprographic units across a number of specification ranges defined by print speed, covering units up to 125 pages per minute. Purchase options include outright purchase and lease options.

Devices are complemented by the supply of printers, print management and other document related software, and a range of support services including free of charge print audits, project management services and IT support services.

Lot 1 includes:

Multifunctional Print Devices
Desktop Printers
Large Format Printers & Plotters
Print Management Software

Lot 2 – Digital Transformation Services & Solutions

A market-leading, innovative, and flexible solution with a wide product offering for digital transformation. Customers’ requirements are likely to change over time and this can easily be reflected in the tailored solution provided.

This flexibility means you could start with a simple managed print solution or just some audio visual equipment, then add more services as and when you need them.

This could be anything from a document management system to a fully managed cloud based solution.

You don’t need to commit to the full package upfront and end up being locked-in to something you don’t want or need for multiple years. This lot follows your journey and adapts to your digital, hardware and software requirements whatever they may be.

Lot 2 includes:

MFDs, Printers & Associated Supplies
Telecoms Supplies & Services
Document Storage & Distribution
Electronic Document Management
Hybrid
Mail
Services
High Volume & Production Print Devices
External Print & Related Services
Scanning & Archiving Services
Audio Visual Supplies or Services
Mail & Mailroom Management
Cloud
Services
ICT Hardware, Software & Peripherals
ICT Support Services

How to use the Framework

There are two ways institutions users can buy using the framework, either by direct award – a hassle free, compliant route without the need to tender or via further competition.

Direct Award

Direct Award is an option under both framework Lots.

Direct Award takes place where a framework user direct awards business to a supplier without the supplier having to engage in a further competitive process to win the contract.

Where Direct Award is undertaken, framework users must do so in keeping with the provisions of the Public Contract Regulations 2015.

Basic advice and guidance upon placing a direct award can be obtained from the framework Help Desk and within the User Guide (section 3.1) which can be downloaded below.

Further Competition

Framework users can engage suppliers in a further competition on all framework Lots.

When engaging in a further competition exercise, organisations must invite all the suppliers, from within the respective Lot from which they are purchasing, to participate in the further competition.

All suppliers within the respective lot must be given the opportunity to engage in a further competition. Whereas all suppliers must be given the opportunity to engage in the further competition, they are not obliged to submit a quotation and may decide not to submit a bid under the further competition.

This doesn’t invalidate your further competition.

For more information please get in contact with the Agilico framework team below.

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Download our framework overview guide or request a callback from our friendly education framework team to discover how your institution can take advantage of the National Education Frameworks.

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