Published date: 4 November 2021

Closed opportunity - This means that the contract is currently closed. The buying department may be considering suppliers that have already applied, or no suitable offers were made.

Closing: 20 December 2021, 5pm

Contract summary


  • IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support - 72000000

Location of contract

Any region

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

4 November 2021

Closing date

20 December 2021

Closing time


Contract start date

25 February 2022

Contract end date

23 January 2026

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure

Any interested supplier may submit a tender in response to an opportunity notice.

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



Academies Enterprise Trust (AET) and The Elliot Foundation Trust (TEFAT) seek to establish a framework agreement enabling schools, multi-academy trusts and all UK public sector bodies to procure a variety of ICT goods and services, where those goods and services are split into a series of lots and possibly sub-lots, allowing suppliers to respond to single lots/sub-lots, multiple lots/sub-lots, or all lots. The lots range from hardware and software purchases, to procuring a full managed service with a chosen Strategic ICT Partner. There is no limit to the number of suppliers on each lot and no limit to the number of lots you can respond to. We welcome responses from registered companies (including SMEs), consortia, Special Purpose Vehicles and Voluntary Community and Social Enterprise (VCSEs).The Sponsors (AET and TEFAT) will be procuring a Strategic Partner utilising the framework, which will run in parallel to the framework procurement. These further competitions will be lots 16 and 17 of the framework ITT.The lots for this phase of the ICT Framework Procurement are Strategic Partnering Services, Support Services, the AET Further Competition, and the TEFAT Further Competition.enFrame are focussed on ensuring that every procurement is driven by Social Value and fighting climate change, an ethos that is shared with AET and TEFAT. A such, the framework asks what Social Value supplies can offer through delivery of the service that would benefit the trusts, and what they can offer and do to reduce the trusts' carbon footprint.

More information


About the buyer

Contact name

Eleanor Platt


Stuart House, St John's Street


+44 7850683859