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

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.

Apple Higher Education Framework

Framework: 8th March 2017 to 28th February 2019

The Universities Apple Computer Group (UACG) recently 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 12 years. The great news is that Academia have been awarded a place on the HE framework with immediate effect.


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 incarnation having been retendered in 2007 and 2011.

Crown Commercial Service: G-Cloud 9

Framework: 02/07/2018 to 01/07/2019

Academia are delighted to offer a range of Cloud Services and Support, with offerings ranging from Office 365 and jamf through to a fully managed Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) platform. Contact us to find out more about the services offered under this framework.


IT Related Accessories and Parts (ITRAP)

1 June 2016 to 31 May 2018 (with 2 x 1 year option to extend)

Academia are proud to be the top ranked 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
  • Components
  • Displays, monitors, screens and accessories
  • Cables
  • Power-related accessories
  • Peripheral accessories
  • Device protection and IT security products
  • Audio visual consumables
  • Special needs assisted technology equipment

Software License Resellers Agreement

1/12/2016 – 30/11/2019

Academia has been awarded places on four lots of the Software License Resellers Agreement for the supply of Adobe, VMware and other software. As the highest ranked supplier on the Adobe ETLA and Other Software Lots, institutions can direct award to Academia under the terms of the agreement. The contract is available for all regional higher education purchasing consortia members (NEUPC, NWPC, APUC, LUPC, SUPC, HEPCW).


Lot Details: – 2a Adobe ETLA, 2b Adobe CLP / VIP, Lot 3 VMware, Lot 4 Other Software

Crescent Purchasing Consortium (CPC)

January 2016 – Jan 2019

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 January 2016 to January 2019 (option to extend to Jan 2020):
Lot 2: Portable Devices
Lot 4: IT Hardware Compatible with Apple Operating Systems
Lot 5: ICT Disposal and Recycling


Framework for Software Licenses (Academies & Schools) 1st August 2014 to 31st July 2018
Lot 1: Microsoft
Lot 2: Adobe
Lot 3: Other off the shelf Software
Lot 4: One Stop Shop


Framework for Music Instruments 1st August 2014 to 31st July 2018
Lot 3: String Instruments
Lot 4: Percussion Instruments (including drums)
Lot 5 – Guitar Instruments


Lot Details: – Adobe – ITS4001-SU, Other Software ITS4001-SU, VMware ITS4001-SU


Printers and Managed Print Services (NEPA)

Start Date: 31/03/2016 - End Date: 31/03/2019

Academia have partnered with Xerox to deliver print solutions for all regional higher education purchasing consortia members (NEUPC, NWPC, APUC, LUPC, SUPC, HEPCW). This agreement will help significantly reduce costs while improving efficiencies in higher education and further education. Contact us today to discuss your print strategy.


Lot Details: Lot 1 – Non-Managed Print Equipment & Lot 4 – One-Stop-Shop for Office Printed Equipment and Services


1st Dec 2014 – 31st Aug 2018

Framework of specialist ICT Providers to service the needs of schools across the London Borough of Lewisham and any other school in the Greater London area.


Lot 4b (Workstations and Laptops) 1st Dec 2014 – 31st Aug 2018


The London Borough of Lewisham (Lewisham) has put in place a Framework Agreement for the provision of educational ICT solutions and specialist ICT goods and services for public sector bodies and educational institutions within London.


Lewisham has worked closely with schools within the borough to establish functional or output specifications across a number of lots that will cover the full range of ICT infrastructure services that may be required, including design, specification, hardware supply, integration, implementation, testing, training, support and maintenance. The aim of this framework is to allow schools to act as “intelligent customers” and enable them to retain control and management of their own solutions, risks and budgets.

NWUPC Broadcast and Integration Framework

1st July 2019 - 30th June 2021

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.