EDITORS CHOICE 11.03.20

Integrators invited to tender for £300m higher education framework in England and Wales

teaching room with projectors and squiggle boards at kingston university

The North Eastern Universities Purchasing Consortium Ltd (NEUPC) one of six UK Higher Education purchasing consortiums, has published a Contract Opportunity Notice to advertise a £300m, 4-year framework agreement, predominantly for Higher Education customers in England and Wales, and to which system integrators of any size are invited to tender.

This lot is for large contracts for AV supplies, and for the design, supply, integration and maintenance of AV systems in the North East of England.

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The framework will be awarded for a 36 month period with a potential extension of 12 months.

The deadline for receipt of tenders is 1000h on Thursday 16 April 2020.

UPDATE: "NEUPC is sympathetic to the disruption caused by migration to home working in observance of coronavirus containment measures.  The deadline for tenders to be submitted has been put back by 14 days, and is now 30th April 2020."

Speaking to Inavate, Mark Hayter from NEUPC said "The awarded integrators will be organised in to regional ‘lots’, which are each split in to large contract and small contract providers. In this way, we hope to attract the interest of small sized enterprises, perhaps with a penchant for less complex integrations, or that are comfortable operating within a particular geographic area."