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    centralised procurement

    Can someone remind me what the government centralised procurement scheme for schools IT is called.

    I recall it was launched a while back, I think becta had something to do with it.
    It was mostly for LA's. They had a website.

    what is it called ??

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    OGCBuying.solutions? and the Catilist thingy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by powdarrmonkey View Post
    OGCBuying.solutions? and the Catilist thingy.
    They've changed their name to just 'Buying Solutions' now. They've also withdrawn the Catalist brand, so it is now just Buying Solutions as the brand too IIRC. (Although not all suppliers using this have been told/changed their branding etc...). http://www.buyingsolutions.gov.uk/ab...n/Wevechanged/

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    Good, it always was a stupid name (both of them).

    "Full stops in the middle of sentences and deliberate mis-spellings are all hip and groovy now; let's see how many we can get in our name!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by powdarrmonkey View Post
    Good, it always was a stupid name (both of them).

    "Full stops in the middle of sentences and deliberate mis-spellings are all hip and groovy now; let's see how many we can get in our name!"
    Add in the OGC's logo and we have a fun time ahead

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    Also, try to initialise "Buying Solutions"...

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    Quote Originally Posted by webman View Post
    Also, try to initialise "Buying Solutions"...
    Same reason I used to name business studies machines "BS-##" at my old place

    Edit: thinking about it, they were "BSIT-##", which was even less subtle..

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