Viglen wins place on important new education software licensing framework

British IT company Viglen has won a coveted place on the new Crescent Purchasing Consortium (CPC) education framework, designed to allow UK academies and schools to procure IT software licences more efficiently.

Viglen was successful in all four of the scheme’s lots; Lot 1 – Microsoft Licensing, Lot 2 – Adobe Licensing, Lot 3 -  Other ‘Off the Shelf’ Software and Lot 4 – One Stop Shop kit. 

The agreement aims to provide CPC members with easy access to best value credible software resellers through an EU compliant framework.

CPC’s member institutions include the vast majority of English, Welsh and Northern Irish FE colleges, many sixth form colleges, a small number of Scottish colleges and nearly half of the English Academies sector.  Membership is still growing rapidly, primarily as a result of recent expansion of the English Academies sector; the majority of CPC’s 2,600 members are Academies.

Viglen chief executive, Bordan Tkachuk, said he was delighted to have been successful in gaining accreditation to the new framework.

"This is yet another education framework approval for Viglen, showing our commitment and capability within the sector.  Our achievement of being present on all four lots shows the breadth of our offering to meet a wide variety of customer needs,” he said.  “We already have a strong and loyal customer base through the CPC members and this win will allow us to build on that by providing best value access to Microsoft and Adobe software licensing services.”

This software licensing agreement is on a 3 (+1) year framework with the current contract running from 1 August 2014 until 31 July 2017, with a possible extension to 31 July 2018. The annual spend through all of CPC’s agreements is around £100m.

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