South East Grid for Learning
SEGfL is the regional consortium for the Southeast. More than 3,000 schools from 18 local authorities are able to access SEGfL resources and services and, by aggregating their requirements, SEGfL is able to attract key suppliers and provide best value services to the schools. In particular, SEGfL offers:
Broadband and Related Services
SEGfL has agreed Framework arrangements with 5 suppliers: Capita IT Services, Easynet Global Services, MDNX Managed Services, Redcentric and RM Education. These suppliers partner SEGfL to provide high standards of service at best value prices. They have all agreed to operate under SEGfL’s terms and conditions of contract so that schools can feel protected from any procurement or legal difficulties.
The SEGfL Buying Association (SBA)
Schools are able to take advantage of several aggregated procurement services through one portal. The SEGfL Catalogue allows schools and groups of schools to take advantage of the services offered by our partner suppliers. Another of our partners, Softcat, enables schools to procure a wide variety of software and hardware at discounted prices.
SEGfL is an active member of the NEN. Along with our partners from other regions and through our connection into the JANET network, we provide a secure networks for schools as well as a range of educational services and content. Our members benefit from the support and use of a range of educational resources and services offered through NEN.
Schools from these 18 local authorities are able to access SEGfL resources and services: Bracknell Forest Borough Council, Brighton and Hove City Council, Buckinghamshire County Council, East Sussex County Council, Hampshire County Council, Isle of Wight Council, Kent County Council, Medway Council, Portsmouth City Council, Reading Borough Council, Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, Slough Borough Council, Southampton City Council, Surrey County Council, West Berkshire Council, West Sussex County Council, Wokingham Borough Council and Oxfordshire County Council.