New flexible school furniture framework launched

Dukefield Procurement has launched a new flexible framework for the procurement of school and academy furniture.

There are multiple frameworks in the market offering great furniture solutions to the education and public sector, however Crescent Purchasing Consortium in partnership with Dukefield Procurement, noticed that there was a gap in the market for a more flexible and creative solution. This new framework has seven lots, varying from classroom furniture to specialist rooms and furniture for special education needs.
Dukefield Procurement as the contract managers, embarked on developing this new framework in collaboration with Crescent Purchasing Consortium. The new School and Academies Furniture and Associated Services Framework (CPC/DU/FURN/20) launched on 22nd of March and numerous enquiries have been received in the first few weeks.
Understanding the importance of industry knowledge when it comes to providing the best environment for children learn in was a massive influence on the final output of the framework. Prior to joining Dukefield Procurement, Dukefield's procurement officer Holly Ashworth worked in schools as a teacher and brings that experience of being in the classroom to great use when looking at what a framework should deliver.

The framework offers a compliant route to market and offers a good choice of highly qualified suppliers across the 7 lots: freestanding classroom and education furniture; general administrative, storage and conference furniture; dining room furniture; library area furniture; special education needs and early years and accessories; specialist rooms; and staging and performance areas.

Frank Gourley, Dukefield Group Procurement Sales Manager said “We’re really excited to launch this new furniture framework to provide more choice to Academies and Schools, the enthusiasm from the suppliers has been fantastic and we’re confident that we can deliver on our promise to help education providers find the best solutions for creating enhanced learning environments.”

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