Stone’s position as a trusted supplier to the FE sector recognised as it is awarded to ICT framework as supplier
Stone Group, a provider of digital transformation solutions and IT asset disposal partner based in Stafford, has announced that it has been awarded a place on the ICT Hardware and Peripherals Equipment framework, operated by the Crescent Purchasing Consortium (CPC).
Awarded a place on four Lots for the provision of desktop PCs, portable devices, peripherals, and multi-purpose solutions, Stone Group has a wealth of experience working with education sector. The framework has been valued at around £260m and will run to 30th June 2022.
CPC is a not-for-profit organisation, owned and run by the FE sector. It provides its members with access to specialist procurement frameworks which enable further and higher education establishments, as well as schools and academies, to purchase the ICT equipment they need at best value and in full compliance with public sector buying regulations.
Simon Harbridge, CEO at Stone Group, commented, “We’re delighted to have been awarded to this framework as we continue to serve the further education sector in the UK.
“Further education institutions face increasing pressure to provide financially viable, yet rewarding and comprehensive learning experiences with high quality technology. The CPC framework allows its members to accurately compare vendors and technologies to determine the best and most cost-effective solution for them, while offering assurance that they’ll be working with a trusted, quality, and compliant vendor.
“With over 25 years’ experience in the sector, and as a strategic hardware partner to over 35% of the UK’s further education colleges, Stone Group has a proven track record of partnering with universities and colleges to help them navigate these challenges and provide their students with the equipment and support they need for a fulfilling and memorable technology-enhanced education.”
Stone Group is a trusted partner of numerous leading global technology brands in the further education sector, including Microsoft, Apple, Samsung, Western Digital, Cisco, Meraki and HP.