Published date: 3 June 2021

Closed future opportunity - This means that a potential contract has passed its approach to market date. A buyer can choose to consider any supplier interest or convert this notice into an opportunity ready for live procurement.

Approach to market date: 8 July 2021

Contract summary


  • Software package and information systems - 48000000

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

  • Virus protection software development services - 72212760

Location of contract

United Kingdom

Value of contract

£25,000,000 to £50,000,000

Procurement reference


Published date

3 June 2021

Approach to market date

8 July 2021

Contract start date

2 September 2021

Contract end date

2 September 2030

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



London Grid for Learning Trust (LGfL) was founded in 2001 as a charitable trust by the 32 boroughs in London and the City of London. The purpose of the organisation is to promote and increase educational development, in particular by providing and assisting in the provision of information and communications technology to schools, and the advancement of education.

LGfL serves over 1 million children, 250,000 teachers and over 3,500 schools in England and 92% of schools within London.

LGfL delivers broadband connections and a range of ICT services to schools and educational establishments, local authorities, health and social care services and other public bodies. It operates as a central purchasing body and an aggregator of demand on behalf of contracting authorities.

LGfL is publishing this Future Opportunity to inform Potential Suppliers of an up-and-coming requirement relating to the appointment of one (1) supplier to provide an enterprise type Antivirus and Malware Protection Tool with ability to harvest licenses (sell, move, recover) via a self-administered console which shall be deployed to endpoints such as workstations and servers as appropriate and used by a wide range of public sector organisations and charitable organisations as and when required.

LGfL shall act as the aggregator and a Managed Service Provider making the result of the procurement available to i) customers that consume LGfL's broadband provision and ii) public sector organisations and charitable organisations. A full list of permissible users shall be made available in the relevant tender documentation.

Proposed timetable
It is proposed the procurement shall be conducted using the Restricted Procedure and it is envisaged the procurement will be awarded at the end of August 2021.

The value of the proposed Contract detailed in this notice is for information and an estimate only, further confirmation of estimated value shall be made available in the Contract Notice.

Please note the Publication of this PIN may result in the reduction of the Potential Suppliers Tender return duration of the procurement to five (5) working days as provided for in the Public Contract Regulations 2015 Regulation 28(9)

LGfL is seeking a long-term partner to provide the required capabilities and, as such, may seek an initial contract term of 5 years with possible extensions of up to 2 x 2-year extensions (i.e. up to a potential total of 9 years in all).

Potential Suppliers are to note that LGfL does not 'manage' the 3,500 schools that utilise its broadband service; the intention is that LGfL will make the Service available to the schools and permissible users at a heavily subsidised cost to the customers However, it will be the decision of individual schools/MATs to determine whether they wish to utilise the Service or not.

To register interest in the potential requirement please e-mail

More information

Spend profile

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Financial year Budget
2021/2022 £5,000,000

About the buyer

Contact name

London Grid for Learning


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