Simplifying licensing of the latest software and services the Microsoft EES (Enrollment for Education Solutions) Staff FTE Agreement provides beneficial terms and prices for volume licensing of software such as Office, SharePoint, SQL Server and Exchange, operating systems like Windows Server and Windows Desktop Upgrades.
Agreement start date: 1 November 2016
Agreement end date: 31 October 2019
This framework is only available to Further and Higher Education Institutions in the UK. Schools and academy trusts with schools in are precluded.
The Chest Microsoft Master EES Agreement opens up the preferential pricing that may be obtained by sites with over 3,000 FTE Staff under EES to all sites regardless of FTE count. This represents a saving of around 7% for Desktop Campus, Office, Core CAL, Enterprise CAL and Windows Upgrade licences for sites with more 1,000 FTE and around 17% for Institution with less than 1,000 FTE Staff.
Chest has contracted with the resellers for this agreement under the National Framework for Software Resellers to allow all the Community to enjoy the benefits of aggregated purchasing. The resellers under the agreement and details of their pricing and value added services can be found on the Resellers tab.
Your responsibilities under this agreement are otherwise unchanged from signing an agreement directly with Microsoft. You are not jointly responsible for the actions of any other participant site.
This is a three year agreement running from 1 November 2016 to 31 October 2019. If your current EES Agreement renews before 30 June 2018, your new contract will run for either one or three years. After 30 June 2018, you may only choose the one year option.
The advantage of choosing the three year option is that prices will be fixed for the three years.
For sites that pay the whole Chest fee for three years up-front on joining there will be a 20% discount.
Action to Participate
If you wish to take advantage of this agreement please select your option and submit an order and send the following documents by email to Chest Help.
Your chosen reseller will be able to supply the necessary Microsoft paperwork.
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