DfE Furniture Framework

In November 2020, the Department for Education (DfE) launched a new framework for furniture. Following consultation and extensive research with the construction industry and FF&E consultants for education, the DfE has identified a key list of fitted and loose furniture products that capture a significant element of school furniture purchasing across the whole of England. The framework helps schools, academy trusts and construction companies to achieve a fast route to market that is OJEU compliant, cost-effective and with products that have been selected and endorsed by the DfE.

As an educational FF&E consultancy and furniture manufacturer, Pinnacle Furniture is the preferred supplier for Lot 1 – Loose Furniture and the top-ranked supplier for Lot 2 – Fitted Furniture. We can define, design, and deliver your new educational project, whether it is a science laboratory, library, or a completely new build of a faculty.

Why use Pinnacle?

  • At Pinnacle, we are the only genuine hybrid between FF&E consultant and FF&E manufacturer in the UK.
  • One of the preferred suppliers for Lot 1 – Loose Furniture.
  • Top-ranked supplier for Lot 2 – Fitted Furniture.
  • Leading UK FF&E consultancy, supporting projects through the key stages.
  • Extensive track record of projects within schools both furnishing extensions and new builds.
  • Strong design capability with our team of in-house Revit designers at the forefront of the latest BIM developments in the industry.
  • Furniture manufacturer with an expansive range that is fit for purpose, manufactured in the UK

Why use the framework?

  • The framework is endorsed by the Department for Education (DfE)
  • Product warranties and specifications are fit for purpose
  • Reputable supplier base that has been through a rigorous supplier chain bid tender process
  • Clear parameters of lead times and business processes
  • Social and environmental practices and processes in line with DfE sustainability objectives

What we do

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    Up to 250 module combinations
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    Feasibility design & budgeting
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    FF&E BIM population & co-ordination
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    MEP & ICT co-ordination
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    Legacy surveys & decants
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    Value engineering proposals
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    Specialist packages co-ordination
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    Visualisations & CGIs
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    Furniture manufacturer
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    Post occupancy evaluation


As an educational FF&E Consultant, we offer expert product knowledge. Please have a browse of our product offerings in the Lot 1 - Loose Furniture and Lot 2 - Fitted Furniture brochures.

Sheldon Gurr
Main Contractor Project Consultant
Truan Stanley
Education Project Consultant

Contact us

Get in touch with one of our DfE consultants.

To ensure we provide quality places and spaces to help schools deliver an excellent education for all children and young people

DfE Furniture Framework Objective