DfE facilitates procurement to allow schools to buy tablets using ‘collective buying power’
April 19, 2016
The DfE has released details on how schools can register their interest to buy tablet devices whilst benefitting from ‘collective buying power’. The procurement framework will offer four tablet options: Apple iPad, Microsoft Surface Pro, LearnPad and a generic tablet. There will also be a number of associated items to choose from, e.g. security marking, covers and charging stations.
The aim is to negotiate better prices through the power of collective bargaining.
Schools should register their initial interest by 6 May 2016 and so if your school is looking to purchase any of the above tablets, pass on the details to your headteacher and/or business manager.