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

PC & Laptops Framework: (no request for quote required)
Schools can simply order PCs/laptops 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 two approved companies at the prices shown below.)
- Standard and higher spec versions of PC & laptops are available.
- For details on the standard PC or laptop, how to order etc., contact Datapac (www.datapac.com) at schoolsetb@datapac.com
- For details on the higher spec PC or laptop, how to order etc., contact PC Peripherals (www.pcp.ie) at devices2017@pcp.ie
- PCs and Laptops include Windows 10 Professional Operating System (64bit), 3 Year Next Business Day onsite warranty.
- PC prices shown include a 20” or 21" flat screen (see below), height and tilt adjustable monitor, keyboard and mouse
- Other optional extras include installation services, solid state memory, 5 year warranty etc., (available at additional cost from both companies)

a) Standard PC, Mini Tower, (from Datapac)
Model: HP Prodesk 400 G4 SFF
Includes: Intel i3-7100, 3.9Ghz dual-core processor, 8GB Memory, 500GB hard drive, Integrated DVD, 8 USB ports, Graphics Card, 21” Flat Monitor
Cost: €425.91 (€523.87 including VAT at 23%)

b) Standard Laptop, (from Datapac)
Model: HP Probook 450 G4
Intel i3-7100U, 2.4GHz Processor, 8GB Memory, 500GB hard drive, Wifi, Integrated DVD, 4 USB ports, 15.6" HD screen, Webcam, Carry Case
Cost: €435.66 (€535.86 including VAT at 23%)

c) Higher Spec PC, Mini Tower, (from PC Peripherals)
Model: Celtic R1000 series PC
AMD Ryzen 3 1200 AM4 3.1GHz quad-core processor, 8GB Memory, 500GB hard drive, Internal DVD, 9 USB ports, 1GB NVIDIA Graphics Card, 20” TFT Flat Monitor
Cost: €485.95 (€597.72 including VAT at 23%)

d) Higher Spec Laptop, (from PC Peripherals)
Model: Toshiba Satellite Pro (A50 Series)
Intel i5-7200U 2.5GHz Processor, 8GB Memory, 500GB hard drive, Wifi, Integrated Slim DVD, 5 USB ports, 15.6" HD Screen, Webcam, Carry Case.
Cost: €559 (€687.57 including VAT at 23%) 


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


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:

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.

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:

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.