Purchasing Frameworks

This section includes information and advice on ICT Purchasing Frameworks. If you have additional or more specific queries in this area, please email these to ictadvice@pdst.ie.

 

Purchasing Frameworks:
The following information may assist schools as they seek to purchase fit-for-purpose ICT. If you require advice or support please email us at ictadvice@pdst.ie.  

Wireless Networking (ie Wifi) Framework:
To assist schools in purchasing fit for purpose wifi a ‘Wireless Networking and Associated Services’ procurement framework is available for all schools and educational institutions. The guideline on how to use this framework to seek quotes and purchase wifi is available here
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PC & Notebook/Laptop Framework: (no request for quote required)

Schools can simply order PCs/Notebooks from the two listed suppliers, without having to seek quotes from other suppliers. (This is possible as there is an OGP contract in place with the two approved companies at the prices shown below.) Standard and higher spec versions of PC & Notebooks are available.

- For details on PCs, how to order etc., contact PC Peripherals (www.pcp.ie) at pcsales@pcp.ie
- For details on Notebooks, how to order etc., contact Datapac (www.datapac.com) at schoolsetb@datapac.com

- PCs & Notebooks include Windows 10 Pro OS (64 bit), 3 Year Next Business Day onsite warranty.
- PC prices include a 21.5 Inch HD height & tilt adjustable monitor, keyboard and mouse
- Other optional extras include installation services, 5 year warranty, (available at additional cost from both companies)

a) Standard PC, Mini Tower, (from PC Peripherals)
Model: Celtic R2200 PC
Includes: AMD Ryzen 3 2200G quad-core processor, 8GB DDR4 Memory, 256GB Solid State Drive (SSD),
Integrated CD/DVD, 9 USB ports, Integrated Graphics, HDMI & VGA interfaces, 21.5 Inch HD Monitor (1920 x1080)
Cost: €415 (€510.45 including VAT at 23%)

b) Higher Spec PC, Mini Tower, (from PC Peripherals)
Model: Celtic R2300 PC
Includes: AMD Ryzen 3 2300X quad-core processor, 8GB DDR4 Memory, 512GB Solid State Drive (SSD),
Integrated CD/DVD, 9 USB ports, 1GB Dedicated Graphics (Nvidia Geforce GT710), HDMI & VGA interfaces, 21.5 Inch HD Monitor (1920 x1080)
Cost: €475 (€584.25 including VAT at 23%)

c) Standard Spec Notebook/Laptop, (from Datapac)
Model: HP Probook 455 G6
AMD Ryzen 5 Pro 2500U quad-core processor, 8GB DDR4 Memory, 256GB Solid State Drive (SSD), Wifi (802.11ac)
3 USB ports, Integrated Graphics, HDMI & VGA interfaces, 15.6 Inch HD Screen (1920 x1080), Webcam
Cost: €461.60 (€567.77 including VAT at 23%)

d) Higher Spec Notebook/Laptop, (from Datapac)
Model: HP Elitebook 745 G5
AMD Ryzen 7 Pro 2700U quad-core processor, 8GB DDR4 Memory, 512GB Solid State Drive (SSD), Wifi (802.11ac)
3 USB ports, Integrated Graphics, HDMI & VGA interfaces, 14 Inch HD Screen (1920 x1080), Webcam
Cost: €562.95 (€692.43 including VAT at 23%)

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Chromebooks/Android Tablets:
For info' on how to seek quotes from all framework suppliers (Baker Security Networks, Bechtle, Dell, HP, PCP and PFH), click here

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Apple Mac OS and iPad(iOS) Tablets:
For info' on how to seek quotes from all framework suppliers (CompuB, Galmac, Hybernia Evros, Screenway iConnect and Typetec/Wriggle), click here:
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Projectors, Interactive Flat Screens (IFS):
There is currently no suitable procurement framework available to purchase projectors or IFSs. Schools are advised to seek good value by requesting quotes from a minimum of 3 ICT/audio-visual suppliers.
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T4/DCG CAD Computers for Post-Primary Schools
Following a tender process, Mini Tower PC and Notebooks were approved to run the SolidWorks 3D CAD software for DCG in Post Primary schools. When purchased from approved suppliers Solidworks software is already installed. Details on how to order these MiniTower PC & Notebook computers are available here:
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Other ICT Equipment or ICT Infrastructure:
If schools need advice or support on other ICT equipment or infrastructure, please email us at ictadvice@pdst.ie 

An overview of the DES policy on procurement, including links to the OGP and the Schools Procurement Unit, can be accessed here.