The scheme, it hopes, will "give teachers the opportunity to acquire ICT of a guaranteed quality standard compatible with the National Grid for Learning" and bolster the lottery-funded training.
The complementary move to provide computers to low-income families for a small lease payment will involve a number of ICT suppliers, charities and firms recycling computers.
Funding should be available over the next three years, but the scheme will be self-sustaining if the pilot is successful.
The number of people benefiting depends on the tendering and negotiation process, but the Government wants as many as possible to participate.
More details of both schemes will be announced later this year.