EmployeeChoice is part of the award-winning Academia Group, a leading technology provider employing 100 dedicated professionals with annual revenues of £50m.

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Our employee benefit schemes are offered through fully managed and comprehensively supported flex and voluntary benefit programmes. In addition, we are able to support an employer’s ‘Bring Your Own Device’ (BYOD) strategy.

By leveraging the buying power and certifications of the group, we are able to provide a range of technology products at highly competitive prices even before Salary Sacrifice savings are recognised.

Based in North London, our reach covers the whole of the UK with satellite offices in Nottingham, Glasgow, Belfast and Cardiff. We also operate our own warehouse facility in Enfield enabling us to maintain a strong inventory of products.

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THE TEAM

Our team of dedicated professionals has over 20 years of experience within the benefits market and comprises of:

  • Business Development
  • Project Management
  • Marketing
  • Operations and Logistics
  • Finance

We provide expertise regarding compliance, project management, marketing, delivery and finance to support you in getting maximum impact from the benefit.

APPROACH

We are certified to ISO 9001:2008 quality assurance standard and our approach to contract and project management is governed by the principles laid down in our Quality Management System.  The fundamental objective is that our customers’ needs are met and therefore we begin with very clearly defined objectives that are agreed with our client.  All contracts are assigned a Project Manager (PM) with overall responsibility for Full Service Delivery and Compliance issues.

CREDIBILITY

We have grown our business quickly based on repeat business. A result of competitive pricing and high levels of customer care. Academia has been successful in gaining a place on a range public sector frameworks. These include:

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Crown Commercial Service

Framework for IT Hardware and Solutions – Standard tablet/slate device hardware & Services. Framework Number: RM1692 / ESPO Contract 113
 
Start Date: 05/07/2012   End Date: 31/01/2015
 
The IT Hardware and Solutions (ITHS) framework agreement has been jointly established by the Crown Commercial Service and the Pro5 Group to enable all local authorities and wider public sector bodies to procure a range of IT products, services and solutions.

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Crescent Purchasing Consortium (CPC)

Framework for Desktop Hardware and Peripherals April 2011 – April 2014 

The Crescent Purchasing Consortium (CPC) is owned and run on behalf of the Further Education Sector and represents the interests of in excess of 700 Further Education Colleges, Academies and Schools throughout the UK. 

Academia was successful in its bid to be a supplier to the following LOTS; 

Lot 2 – Laptops/Netbooks/Tablets
Lot 5 – Maintenance / Support
Lot 6 – Apple

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Northumberland County Council

We were successful in winning the Northumberland CC Framework Agreement in November 2013. This is a single supplier 4-year framework agreement to deliver a range of home technology, televisions, IT products and smartphones through a salary sacrifice scheme arrangement.

The Council have made the Framework Agreement available for use by all UK Contracting Authorities including, but not limited to, Government Departments and their Agencies, Non-Departmental Public Bodies, NHS Bodies, Local Authorities, Emergency Services, Educational Establishments and Registered Charities who have a need to purchase the mentioned services. If you wish to use the Framework, please contact us on 01992 66 33 33.

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Pro5

Software Products and Associated Services. Framework Number: CBC Y10178 / ESPO Contract 936
 
Start Date 01 Apr 2012   End Date 31 Mar 2015 – Extension Option Up to 31 March 2016
 
The supply and delivery of a range of computer software packages and associated services for corporate and academic use. In addition to providing for Microsoft application licensing, the contract also offers anti-virus/security software, other commercial off-the-shelf and educational software.

This Framework Agreement has been established through a collaborative procurement exercise undertaken by the public sector buying consortia comprising the Pro5 Group.

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Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium

Academia has been awarded places on three lots of the Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium (SUPC) Framework for the supply of Adobe, VMware and other software. The contract is available to use for all SUPC and the 5 other regional higher education purchasing consortia members (NEUPC, NWPC, APUC, LUPC, HEPCW). 

Lot Details: – Adobe – ITS4001-SU, Other Software ITS4001-SU, VMware ITS4001-SU

Dates – 1st of January 2013 – 31st December 2015  with an option to extend up to the 31st December 2016

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National Desktop and Notebook Agreement (NDNA)

Academia is partnering with Toshiba on the latest NDNA agreement. The NDNA is open to all Consortia-affiliated Universities and Colleges of Higher and Further Education (including staff and students), together with the Research Council, in all six of the regional consortia NEUPC, NWPC, APUC, LUPC, HEPCW, SUPC

Lot 2 – Notebook PC’s

Dates: 1st August 2013  –  31st July 2016 + 1 year possible extension

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