AdEPT Education has been appointed the Crescent Purchasing Consortiums new framework, designed to help schools procure ICT services.
The agreement has two lots: lot 1 is for ‘Outsourced ICT Services’ and lot 2 is for ‘Outsourced ICT Consultancy’. The former received responses from nearly 30 suppliers and saw the appointment of 10, including AdEPT Education.
The support in procurement will come just in time to help schools recover from the pandemic says Sales Director Nick Shea.
He said: “Over the past 12 months, the education sector has faced huge challenges involving ICT. Through that, it has seen more than ever the importance of both reliable and robust connectivity and ICT support services.
“Yet, being able to research, shortlist and assess suppliers in this respect is a huge job in itself. With the pandemic too, more and more education organisations have recognised they need a different mix of support for their rapidly-evolving ICT setups, especially as they have seen considerable migration of services into the cloud.”