Let's Bridge the Divide ... Together

"Bridge the Divide" is a huge national procurement, led by LGfL, for up to 1 million Chromebooks and WinBooks. By procuring at a massive scale, we are saving schools millions of pounds and increasing access to devices and technology for children, including those disadvantaged. The response so far has been inspiring. Please help us #BridgeTheDivide so we can make the biggest (& cheapest) ever device purchase ever for children. #Kit2Kids

Buy Great Value Devices from LGfL

Chromebooks

Lenovo Chromebook 100e

  • Screen Size: 11.6" (non-touch)

  • Processor: Intel Celeron N4020

  • Memory: 4GB

  • Storage: 32GB eMMC

  • Camera: 720p Front-Facing

Available for immediate delivery

Lenovo Chromebook 300e

  • Screen Size: 11.6" (multi-touch)

  • Processor: Intel Celeron N4020

  • Memory: 4GB

  • Storage: 32GB eMMC 5.1

  • Camera: 720p Front-Facing

Available for immediate delivery

Windows 10 Devices

Lenovo WinBook 100e

  • Screen Size: 11.6" (non-touch)

  • Processor: AMD 3015e

  • Memory: 4GB

  • Storage: 64GB eMMC

  • Camera: 720p Front-Facing

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Lenovo WinBook 300e

  • Screen Size: 11.6" (multi-touch)

  • Processor: AMD 3015e

  • Memory: 4GB

  • Storage: 64GB eMMC

  • Camera: 720p Front-Facing

Available for immediate delivery - Limited Stock

Charging Trolleys

LockNCharge Joey 30

  • Holds 30 Chromebooks or Winbooks

  • 6 Large Baskets

  • 4x5" Wheels

  • Padlock and Keys

  • 3m Power Cample

  • ECO Safe Charge Remote

  • 30 velcro cable ties

  • Numbered Stickers

  • Product registration tag

Available for delivery within weeks

Why you don't need to tender with LGfL

LGfL is a Central Procurement Body (CPB) and has already procured the goods and services on behalf of the thousands of customers it serves across the UK. This means that your school, MAT or other public body (e.g. a Local Authority) can directly award to LGfL and be procurement compliant. This can save your school or MAT a lot of time, money, and effort.

More information about LGfL's special procurement status is set out in our Procurement Guide.

How schools & children are benefitting from great value devices!

John Jackson, LGfL CEO explains the huge impact the Bridge the Divide initiative has had and how it has benefitted schools.

At a time when the market is increasing the price of devices, LGfL are dropping the price! Saving schools millions of pounds and increasing access to devices and technology for children, including those disadvantaged.

Frequently Asked Questions

I have placed an order or received my devices, but I have a problem, who do I contact?

You can find out details of who to contact on our Device Support Page

If I order, how long will it take for delivery?

We have Chromebooks and Winbooks in stock for delivery within 7 days. If you require configuration services then this will take additional time.

The lead time on storage trolleys is currently a few weeks.

Do I need to tender?

No. LGfL has already tendered, using government frameworks, to achieve Value for Money. Contracts can be direct awarded to LGfL.

How is #BridgeTheDivide Procurement Compliant?

LGfL is a Charitable Trust owned by the London Boroughs and is a Contracting Authority that works with its members and wider organisations to promote and improve educational outcomes through the advancement of technology led innovation. To ensure compliance with procurement policy and legislation, LGfL conducted a procurement for and on behalf of all schools and local authorities in England and Wales via a Crown Commercial Services Framework Technology Products and Associated Services (RM6068 Lot 1 – LGfL reference DN479930), the results of which have been made available via the Bridge the Divide initiative.

The procurement is available for use by all organisations featured within the following URL’s:

https://get-information-schools.service.gov.uk/

https://www.local.gov.uk/our-support/guidance-and-resources/communications-support/digital-councils/social-media/go-further/a-z-councils-online

Schools and local authorities do not need to obtain further quotes from the wider market as the procurement conducted under the framework is compliant with procurement regulations. LGfL is investing significant resources to ensure that the Bridge the Divide offer continues to deliver the best value option for schools via a continuous benchmarking process. If you require any further information regarding the procurement please contact Terry Brewer (terry.brewer@lgfl.net) or Rob Yems (rob.yems@lgfl.net).

Who is this offer open to?

LGfL tendered on the basis that all schools, Local Authorities and other education establishments would have access to the arrangements. You do not need to be an LGfL Broadband Customer.

Is the price tied to a minimum volume and if I buy more is a discount available?

The great news is that LGfL went to market for up to 2 million devices. This means that everyone benefits from a great price achieved through aggregated procurement at a vast scale. This means that small schools get the same great price as very large MATs and Local Authorities.

Is leasing an option?

An option for schools to lease is possible, visit Device Leasing

Are the device covered by warranty?

Devices come with a standard 1-year manufacturer's warranty. You can purchase an extended warranty for devices if required. The below applies within either the 1 year, or extended 3 year period:

PICK-UP & RETURN COURIER SERVICE (2-LEG COLLECT AND RETURN)

Under Pick-Up & Return Courier Service (previously Depot), the product will be repaired at a designated service centre, with shipping at the expense of the Service Provider. The customer is responsible for disconnecting the product and packing it in a shipping container to return the product to a designated service centre. A courier will pick up the machine and deliver it to a designated repair centre.

Following repair or exchange, the service provider will arrange for the PC to be dropped back where it was originally collected from at its expense. The customer is, however, responsible for the installation and verification of the new system.

For warranty claims, please let us know of issues via the Device Support Page, providing the serial number of the device and details of the nature of the fault.

Are the devices covered for accidental damage?

There is an option to purchase cover for accidental damage on top of the 3-year warranty option.

Full details of what these cover are available here

For warranty claims, please let us know of issues via the Device Support Page, providing the serial number of the device and details of the nature of the fault.

My school is not currently using Google for Education, can I still purchase Chromebooks?

Yes, however, they can only be used as standalone devices and your school will not be able to manage them via a central console. In order to manage your Chromebooks centrally, you will need a Google tenancy and Chrome Device Management licences for your devices.

Does my school need a G Suite account to manage Chromebooks?

Chromebooks are managed through the Google admin console by enrolling a device using the Chrome Device Management Licence. To get access to the Google admin console, you can sign up for a G Suite for Education account here: gsuite.google.com/signup/edu/welcome. Alternatively, you can work with your IT provider or the local authority who may be able to set this up for you. You can choose to turn off any of the Google services that you do not wish to use, therefore schools using O365 or other cloud platforms can still benefit from deploying managed and secure devices.

Do schools need Chrome Device Management Licences?

The advantage of the Chrome Device Management Licence is that it provides for centralised updates, enhanced security, and management of the devices. Use of licences is recommended in most situations where devices are being deployed in volume. LGfL recommends discussing whether you purchase this option with your technician or IT support organisation.

Are Chrome Device Management Licences an annual subscription?

No; once a device has been enrolled using a licence, it lasts for the life of the device.

Do the ‘Microsoft’ options require the schools to have a valid ‘Microsoft for Education’ tenancy or a valid ‘Office 365’ domain? If not is it the individual’s responsibility to ‘sign up’ to Microsoft for a personal annual costed account?

The devices will work out of the box, but if your school wants your policies and access to Microsoft apps, you will need to link them to your Microsoft Tenancy. LGfL recommends discussing this with your technician or IT support organisation.

My school is new to Google / O365, how can we find out how other schools are using Google / O365 to advance teaching and learning?

The DfE has set up a programme to boost peer-to-peer support on the effective use of technology in schools at no cost. Further information can be found on this link - https://edtechdemo.ucst.uk/

Can you image/enrol the devices?

LGfL’s supplier partners can enrol your Chromebooks into your Google Domain before delivery, for a low fixed price. All you will need to do is make sure you have purchased Google CDM licences, and provide us with us details of an account on your Google Domain with sufficient administrative privileges.

We also offer imaging and enrolment services for Windows devices. Pricing may vary depending on your requirements, please contact us to discuss.

Alternatively, you may wish to have your IT support team enrol the devices after delivery.


Can I purchase carry cases?

Yes! You can find the details of our carry cases here and just add onto your enquiry form if you would like to order.

Can you provide include higher specification laptops?

Schools asked us to focus on entry level devices. However, we will extend the offer to include higher spec laptops soon.

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