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Licensing Questions Thread, Anyone purchasing Microsoft EES agreement at start of March - Bulk Purchase in Technical; Hi, Under the EES agreement we can team up as schools to get a better bulk purchase rate. Our current ...
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    Anyone purchasing Microsoft EES agreement at start of March - Bulk Purchase

    Hi,
    Under the EES agreement we can team up as schools to get a better bulk purchase rate. Our current schools agreement runs out end of this month, so we will be purchsing for the 1st March.
    Are any other schools on here purchasing at the same time interested in doing a joint purchase?

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    We'd be looking at doing this in april if that's any good?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wesleyw View Post
    We'd be looking at doing this in april if that's any good?
    There will be a lot of people wanting to buy in April, but we're in March, I'm sure if you ask on here nearer the time there will be quite a few to team up with for an April order :-)

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    @teejay:

    Surely you could wait a month before purchasing could you not?

    It may help your purchasing costs.

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    Our Schools Agreement runs out end of Feb unfortunately, so can't wait. I've got some very good pricing already (well worth sticking it on Buying Solutions - The National Procurement Partner for UK Public Services as an invitation to quote) but was hoping to be able to team up to get them to sharpen their pencils even more ;-)

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    @teejay:

    Would you like to divulge what kind of pricing you have received?

    PM if you don't want to declare it to all and sundry. ;D

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    The bidding process finishes Monday 28th, I can't divulge pricing at the moment, but I'll PM you when I can.

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    I was under the impression that you had to be in the same LEA to do this.... May be wrong though

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    You do have to be in the same lea...I am asking other middle schools in my area to see how we can do this to suite us all.

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    IIRC EES is available from 31st March. If you are purchasing prior to that (so it is purchased and ready to start on 1st April) then you need to have a valid Schools Agreement in place. If your SA runs out at the end of Feb then you need to apply for a 1 month extension via your existing reseller (you must have this in place before the end of the existing SA).

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    It's available from 1st March:
    Schools customers cannot purchase EES until 1st March, 2011. Until that time, schools customers should continue to buy software licences via Schools Agreement
    Also from Microsoft:
    Under this agreement you can license a single school, multiple schools or an entire school system, such as a local authority.
    Doesn't have to be in the same LEA.

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    We are looking at purchasing one, but I am under the impression that the pricing changes at 1000 fte.

    You are able to purchase now regardless of having an existing agreement in place or not.

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    going to be interesting to see people managing this across different leas I doubt you can tbh.

    Ben

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    Can't read it on my netbook atm but this may answer the group question?

    http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&sou...omFh2A&cad=rja

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    Hi

    @Jayemm - Pricing will differ for organisations depending on the FTE. If you have 1000 or more FTE then you will have to go through a LAR. Pricing also depends on what

    If you have any further quesitions on this topic let me know and I'll be happy to answer.

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