After four years of providing schools across the UK with a safe, cost-effective and easy to administer EU Tendered ICT procurement framework, the East of England Broadband Consortia (E2BN) has renewed its contract with IT product and service provider, Think IT.
The framework, specifically designed for education, was put out to tender six months early due to changes in government procurement legislation which include stricter product CPV classifications and impending General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
The framework, which guarantees value for money, guides schools through the new legislation and removes the need for time-consumer tendering, is the Department for Education’s (DfE) recommended route to market.
Chris Kastel, CEO of E2BN said, “After evaluating several IT providers to partner with, it became very clear that Think IT was the only supplier who had the same ethics as us. Many suppliers simply want to make money regardless of what is best for the school; Think IT provides and guarantees the level of business integrity that we demand for our schools”.
E2BN’s EU tendered procurement framework has grown over the past four years to include more than 100 approved education suppliers in 18 different product categories. The range of technologies ensures that schools can achieve the best three-year technology strategy.
Neil Watkins, managing director of Think IT said, “The past four years have seen an exceptional level of success for E2BN, ourselves and more importantly our client schools. The number of new suppliers on the contract has also exceeded our expectations. From small start-up companies to large, established organisations, this breadth ensures our schools can be guided towards the optimum solution for their specific goals”.
For further information on the procurement framework please visit http://think-it.org.uk/