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Local authorities, collate your IT requirements and save

Are you a local authority looking to make savings on IT hardware such as laptops, desktops and tablets? Discover how you can join our next aggregation.

In 2016, we ran a national further competition for IT hardware (EA16) using our Technology Products framework. The authorities that took part saved up to 44%. The savings were measured against a combination of current prices and independent third party benchmarks. 

Technology Products has now expired and been replaced by Technology Products and Associated Services (RM6068). Contracts put in place under the aggregation are also  due to expire very soon. 

The 34 authorities that took part in 2016 have decided to collate their requirements once again, and open the opportunity up to other local authorities so they too can benefit.

If you have current IT hardware requirements  why not let the team at CCS  take care of the process and find you the best possible deal?

Our approach

The aggregation will take an eAuction* approach, using web-based software so that potential suppliers can compete online, in real time, to provide the best possible prices for the goods/services under auction. 

To take part you will need to agree to purchase the same minimum technical specification of goods as all the other authorities taking part. Additional services including imaging, asset tagging, delivery and warranty options, as well as new services that are needed to cover the new homeworking requirements will also be available. 

Variances to technical specifications which cannot be included in the core specification can be addressed by the inclusion of optional upgrades and downgrades to meet your specific needs. 

The aggregation will use lot 1 of our Technology Products and Associated Services (RM6068) framework, and only suppliers that can fully meet the stringent qualitative requirements will take part in the eAuction. 

You will be able to place orders under the contract with the successful supplier over a 2 year period.

Get involved

Customer requirements will need to be submitted by January 2021. The procurement will be run in February/March 2021 with the eAuction  taking place in May 2021. Finally, customers should expect the final award to take place in June/July 2021.

To find out more about getting involved, please contact us by completing our form and quoting ‘EA21 IT hardware aggregation’’ in the comments box and one of our team will be in touch.

How aggregations work

National aggregated further competitions are a tried and tested approach which have achieved significant savings for our customers.

As a fully managed service funded by CCS, we will draft all documentation, build the specification and run the procurement for you. 

You just need to complete a form to express your interest, provide the final volume of services you need before we go to market and sign a contract with the successful supplier.

To find out about all our current and future opportunities, please visit the aggregation page on our website. 

*An electronic auction (eAuction) is a procurement tool that uses web-based software to allow potential suppliers to compete online, in real time, to provide prices for the goods/services under auction.


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