ICT Procurement Advice and Guidance

From advice on purchasing a new workstation, to replacing networks and servers, Babcock 4S offers a complete ICT Procurement service. Listed below are a number of ICT companies with whom Babcock 4S work.

Babcock 4S & Softcat Plc have formed a partnership to ensure all Babcock 4S customers have a reliable and easy to use method of sourcing (everything that Misco formerly offered).  

Babcock 4S and Softcat are providing an e-procurement website called eCAT where customers can browse and order everything  (for IT purposes) at the click of a button.  All items on eCAT are available for next day delivery providing they are in stock.  In addition to this, ETA’s, tracking information, invoices and returns information are also available on eCAT.

Software Licensing

Phoenix Software Ltd is the Surrey County Council preferred provider for Surrey schools.

After considerable negotiations, Surrey schools will receive preferential pricing for their Microsoft and other licensing requirements (eg Adobe, anti-virus solutions, etc).

Schools who have not previously registered with Phoenix will need to complete a Terms of Trade form to enable them to purchase online. The form asks for contact name, organisation, address and contact details and as such should take no more than 3 minutes to complete. This will help Phoenix Software and Microsoft to ensure your school is a valid Surrey entity and obtains the preferential pricing as negotiated.

Once the school is registered, they will receive Phoenix Software terms of trade and a Microsoft e-agreement will follow shortly afterwards. Once the terms and agreement number are returned to Phoenix Software, the school will be able to log into the Phoenix portal and order online.

If you experience any difficulties with this procedure, or you prefer to speak to a person, then please contact Laura Walton Account Manager, as below:

Laura Walton
Phoenix Software Ltd

Blenheim House
York Road
Pocklington
York
YO42 1NS

Tel: 0845 265 1295
Fax: 0845 265 1266
laura-walton@phoenixs.co.uk

 

Following Misco recently going into liquidation, Babcock 4S & Softcat Plc have formed a partnership to ensure all Babcock 4S customers have a reliable and easy to use method of sourcing everything that Misco formerly offered.  

Customers can browse and order everything  (for IT purposes) at the click of a button.  All items on eCAT are available for next day delivery providing they are in stock.  In addition to this, ETA’s, tracking information, invoices and returns information are also available on eCAT.

eCAT follows a very similar process to Misco by searching for a product using the search bar or the tabs located on the left hand side.  When the school is in a position to place an order, the ‘proceed to checkout’ needs to be ticked, including all the relevant order and delivery instructions and, finally, ticking ‘place order’.

Schools will need to contact Jordan Checker of SoftCat directly to request they be added to eCAT.

Jordan Checker
Higher Education Account Manager

E: jordanch@softcat.com

T: 01628 403 565

Sales Support

E: bradleyma@softcat.com

T: 01628 403 571

 

PC, Hardware and Peripheral Recommendations

From advice on purchasing a new workstation or laptop to replacing networks and servers, Babcock 4S offers a complete ICT Procurement service. If you would like to speak about your needs over the phone or book a consultant to visit and discuss your requirements, please email Lorna Higgs

We can offer a technology concierge service, helping you through the often daunting task of choosing the right equipment for your school.

NB: ICT support days purchased under the ICT Support SLA can be utilised into hourly-based consultancy

 

Notes on how to purchase Dell equipment online

All Dell PCs, laptops and servers come with a 3 year next business day on site warranty.

Dell.com/Premier

 

Softcat are providing an e-procurement website called eCAT

customers can browse and order everything  (for IT purposes) at the click of a button.  All items on eCAT are available for next day delivery providing they are in stock.  In addition to this, ETA’s, tracking information, invoices and returns information are also available on eCAT.

eCAT follows a very similar process to Misco by searching for a product using the search bar or the tabs located on the left hand side.  When the school is in a position to place an order, the ‘proceed to checkout’ needs to be ticked, including all the relevant order and delivery instructions and, finally, ticking ‘place order’.

Schools will need to contact Jordan Checker of SoftCat directly to request they be added to eCAT.

Jordan Checker
Higher Education Account Manager

E: jordanch@softcat.com

T: 01628 403 565

Sales Support

E: bradleyma@softcat.com

T: 01628 403 571

PC and Hardware Repair

Kew Computers can provide out of warranty hardware repairs that require workshop attention.

For further details please contact Kew, through their website.

Mac Repair and Mobile Device Management (MDM)

Toucan Computing provides all the services and support required to keep your Macs running at their best.

Kristian Taylor • Toucan Computing Ltd

T: 020  8351 5111

M: 07970 777433

E: kristian@toucancomputing.co.uk

www.toucancomputing.co.uk

 

Laptop trolleys and accessories

CompuCharge Laptop trolleys and accessories

Photocopiers and managed print solutions

Qvisum Photocopiers and managed print solutions

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