We are proud to have been awarded preferred supplier status on a number of National and Regional Frameworks covering the supply of software and hardware. These include:

2016 – 2021

Apple Equipment and Services

The Universities Apple Computer Group (UACG) launched a tender to renew the existing Apple Higher Education framework agreement that has been the leading supply channel for Apple equipment to the UK HE sector for the past 17 years. The great news is that Academia have been awarded Rank #1 on the framework.
The original Apple HE agreement was established in 2002 to provide a dedicated supply channel for all UK HE institutions at a time when the demand for Apple equipment was increasing and a growing number of larger institutions were exceeding tender trigger values on Apple equipment purchases. The agreement has been very successful and is near the end of its third iteration having been retendered in 2007 and 2011. It is currently in its final extension period prior to its re-tender.



2021 – 2024

Software Licence Reseller Agreement

Academia has been awarded on five lots of the Software License Resellers Agreement as the first ranked supplier for the supply of Adobe, VMware, Other Software and Software Services. As the first ranked supplier on each of these lots, member institutions can direct award to Academia and retain compliance. The contract is available for all regional Higher Education purchasing consortia members (NEUPC, NWPC, APUC, LUPC, SUPC, HEPCW) and the CPC.
Lot Details:
Lot 1 – Microsoft
Lot 2a – Adobe ETLA
Lot 2b – Adobe VIP
Lot 3 – VMware
Lot 4 – Other Software
Lot 5 – Software Services

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2019 – 2022

CCS: RM6103 Education Technology


Crown Commercial Service released the latest iteration of the ICT Services for Education Framework with the latest RM6103 Education Technology Framework. This framework is applicable to all education institutions including but not limited to schools, academies, multi-academy trusts, colleges and universities.

Academia are delighted to have been awarded a place on four lots, these are as follows:

Lot 2 – Broadband Fibre Infrastructure

Lot 3 – Broadband Services

Lot 4 – Hardware

Lot 5 – Audio Visual

Lot 2 – Broadband Fibre Infrastructure

This lot includes the design and installation and ongoing use of Fibre Infrastructure, ‘Last Mile’ installations, associated civil works and service costs.

Lot 3 – Broadband Services

Lot 3 covers site-to-site cloud connectivity, LAN connectivity, network security and support, IP connectivity, routing, internet filtering, firewall and anti-virus provision, e-safety solutions and storage.

Lot 4 – Hardware

Customers can procure end user devices (desktops/laptops/tablets), printers, infrastructure hardware (including but not limited to servers, routers, switches) and close-to-the-box services through Lot 4.

Lot 5 – Audio Visual

Lot 5 offers a range of Audio Visual products and services including but not limited to interactive whiteboards, digital signage, media streaming services, audio equipment, associated peripherals and close-to the box services.


2020 – 2023

IT Related Accessories and Parts

Academia are proud to be a supplier on the latest release of ITRAP. Available for all regional higher education purchasing consortia members (NEUPC, NWPC, APUC, LUPC, SUPC, HEPCW) this framework cover a wide range of products across the following categories:

Storage media


Displays, monitors, screens and accessories


Power-related accessories

Peripheral accessories

Device protection and IT security products

Audio visual consumables

Special needs assisted technology equipment

VR Equipment


2020 – 2022

CPC Desktop Framework


The Crescent Purchasing Consortium (CPC) is owned and run on behalf of the Further Education Sector and represents the interests of 2700+ Colleges, Academies and Schools throughout the UK.

Academia has been successfully awarded on the following CPC Framework Agreements:

Framework for Desktop Hardware 2020-2022:

Lot 4: IT Hardware Compatible with Apple Operating Systems


2020 – 2023

Oasis: ICT Goods and Services

Lot 1
Lot 3
Lot 4
Lot 10
Lot 11

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2020 – 2023

RM6147 Technology Online Purchasing

The Technology Online Purchasing Content framework enables Academia to provide customers with a range of commoditised technology hardware and software products.




2020 – 2023

Broadcast and Integration Framework

The Academia Group have successfully been awarded a place on the NWUPC Broadcast and Integration Services Framework in Lot 1 for Audio services.

The North Western Universities Purchasing Consortium (NWUPC) launched a requirement to establish a Framework Agreement for the provision of broadcast equipment and integration services in the United Kingdom this year, awarding a place for the Academia Group following a formal tender process.

The Academia Group have been awarded the framework agreement to start on 1st July 2019 until 30th June 2021 with 2 x 1-year extension periods available until 30th June 2023.


2020 – 2023

EdTech Schools Programme

Lot 2

Under EU Directive 2004/18/EC, public sector organisations are required to make use of Framework Agreements when spending public funds. Purchasing consortia are now increasing sharing framework agreements in a bid to drive efficiency in the sector.

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