Published date: 30 April 2020

Last edited date: 21 May 2020

Awarded contract - This means that the contract has been awarded to a supplier.

Closing: 18 April 2020

Contract summary


  • Office and computing machinery, equipment and supplies except furniture and software packages - 30000000

Location of contract

Any region

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

30 April 2020

Closing date

18 April 2020

Contract start date

19 April 2020

Contract end date

18 April 2021

Contract type

Supply contract

Procedure type

Negotiated procedure without prior publication (above threshold)

The opportunity was not advertised, because for example only one supplier is capable of delivering the requirement, or due to extreme urgency brought about by unforeseen events.

This procedure can be used for procurements above the relevant contract value threshold.

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



The contract relates to the provision of laptops and tablets in order to meet Department for Education's requirement for disadvantaged children across England to receive devices as part of an initiative to make remote education and social care services accessible for pupils staying at home during the coronavirus outbreak. Devices will be ordered for children who are preparing for exams (Year 10), who are care leavers, and who receive support from a social worker.

More information


Additional text

The COVID-19 outbreak has given rise to an urgent need for the supply of the services described above. The urgency arises out of the specific and unique prevailing circumstances in relation to, and caused by, the outbreak, including the need to secure the delivery of access to educational resources and communication with social workers and carers as soon as possible given the impact of the extended lockdown period and closure of schools on certain groups of vulnerable and disadvantaged young people. This does not give the Department for Education sufficient time to comply with the time limits for the open or restricted procedures or competitive procedures with negotiation for this procurement. Accordingly, the Department for Education used the negotiated procedure without prior publication permitted under the Public Contract Regulations 2015 (regulation 32(2)(c)) in respect of this procurement.

Award information

Awarded date

19 April 2020

Contract start date

19 April 2020

Contract end date

18 April 2021

Total value of contract


This contract was awarded to 1 supplier.



Hatfield Avenue
EH12 9DQ


Companies House number: 01584718

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Supplier is VCSE?


About the buyer

Contact name

David Sibbet


Department for Education
Piccadilly Gate,Store Street