New recommended deals published on GOV.UK Buying for schools

14 December 2018

In October 2018, ten new recommended deals were published on the government’s website including a range of new deals, all of which have been assessed for compliance with procurement regulations, ease of use, suitability and value for money. Extending the range of recommended deals available, four new categories have been added:

  1. Leasing Services: this deal offers nine leasing suppliers across three separate lots, with a range of leasing products for equipment, technology and vehicles.

  2. Legal Services: this deal offers a range of services including estates professional services, facilities management services, building materials, modular, academy conversion and post-conversion.

  3. Office Supplies: this deal provides products and services for all areas of the curriculum and for all ages.

  4. Professional Services: this deal covers a range of spend areas including training, construction, ICT and education consultancy.

New deals added to existing categories 

  1. FM and Estates: two new deals have been added to this list covering removal, relocation and additional services and the provision of furniture.

  2. Books and Materials: a new deal offering library resource includes the provision of books, e-books, journals/periodicals, e-journals, audio books, audio summary and library discovery.

  3. Recruitment: this deal offers employee screening services, with access to an automated online DBS check system.

  4. ICT: two new deals have been added to this list that include G-Cloud 10 - covering hosting, software and cloud support, and also Technology Products 2 - covering hardware, software and related service products.

Full details of the deals are available here.