Schools considering buying new tablets, laptops or desktop devices this year could save thousands of pounds by taking advantage of a new deal developed by the Department for Education (DfE) and Crown Commercial Services (CCS).

To qualify, schools need to submit their requirements for new devices by 10th February 2017. CCS will then work with suppliers to get the best price and notify the school after the contract is awarded on 28th March 2017. Schools can then place orders and arrange payment at the agreed price. This is the first in an ongoing programme of CCS deals to help schools save money and make the best use of their resources. Future procurements are scheduled for: late April to early May (to allow for summer delivery of devices), autumn 2017 and spring 2018.

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