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IT specialists land all six lots on education framework

Accredited IT specialist Sync has been awarded a place on the Crescent Purchasing Consortium (CPC) framework for Software Licences & Associated Services for Academies and Schools, a framework geared towards aiding educational institutions across the UK in the acquisition of software.

Worth up to £2.8m, the framework will provide schools and academies with a one-stop solution for the procurement of computer software licences and associated services from six lots, including Microsoft, Adobe and Google.

Sync will be included in this framework over the next two years, with the opportunity to extend the contract at that time. Schools on the latest CPC framework will have access to competitive pricing and special conditions exclusive to education, as well as substantial discounts on academic software, licences and software services.

Sync is one of a select few to be awarded a place across all six lots. The full list is as follows:

  1. Microsoft
  2. Adobe
  3. Google
  4. Data Security, Backup and Recovery
  5. Other, off-the-shelf software
  6. Multi-purpose Lot

Sync’s placing across all six lots will ensure education facilities up and down the country have clear access to IT training and support, as well as aiding institutions in the adoption of a range of applications.

Head of Sales at Sync, Tom Crump, said:

‘Our acceptance onto this framework solidifies our reputation as a Trusted Advisor in educational institutions across the UK.

‘We’ve had great success in the past on other Crescent Purchasing Consortium frameworks and appreciate that more and more institutions will be purchasing centrally through frameworks like this. Even more so as the push towards academisation continues across the country.’

Sync has supported more than 7,000 Schools and Multi Academy Trusts for over 30 years, so the CPC framework will not be a new challenge to its team of IT experts.

Sync was instrumental in the introduction of iPad in education. In 2020, The IT services provider partnered with Oasis Community Learning on the Oasis Horizons scheme, to supply over 37,000 devices to primary, secondary and sixth form students and staff across 52 Academies.

Scott Bordoni, Head of Operations at Sync, added:

‘We’re delighted to be supporting secondary education providers across the country by opening up access for students to iPads, laptops and various other applications to improve their learning experience. We help schools of all shapes and sizes to adopt the latest technology and integrate it in their workflows and daily practices. We’re confident this framework will be no different and we can’t wait to get started’.

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