This framework agreement has been designed to offer a complete solution for ICT equipment procurement for educational establishments. CPC members have full EU coverage and have access to purchase at a substantial and demonstrable discount relative to the marketplace throughout the term of the framework agreement.
The framework discounts apply to all equipment and services that have been part of the framework tendering process. The Desktop Hardware framework has 30 ICT specialist suppliers who are distributed across specific lots.
Each supplier has been ‘pre-qualified’ to ensure they deliver excellent products, services and best value for money for schools, colleges, academies/academy trusts and universities.
It was awarded on 18th January 2016 and runs to 30th June 2020.
The Department for Education (DfE) recommend this framework to Schools and Academies.
|Lot 1: Desktop Solutions||13||View Suppliers|
|Lot 2: Portable Devices (Excluding Apple Devices)||15||View Suppliers|
|Lot 4: IT Hardware Compatible with Apple Operating Systems||14||View Suppliers|
|Lot 5: ICT Disposal and Recycling||13||View Suppliers|
Read the User Guide to see if the equipment you need has been part of the framework tendering process.
Prices and terms are listed on page 7 and if you can clearly identify who offers the best value for money, you can select the best price for your requirement from the supplier price lists.
We recommend that members use the CPC Quote Tool to get access to the competitive terms agreed under this framework.
Should you wish to use your own tendering system or institutional website(s) to conduct a further competition or if you wish to contact the suppliers via email directly, please ensure that you quote the framework name on any communications you send to the supplier(s).
Depending on the complexity of your requirements please allow framework providers a minimum of two – four weeks to respond to your further competition requirements. Fro guidance on further competition timescales please read our blog article on How To Maximise The Number Of Quotations / Tenders From Suppliers
If you require support in running a further competition via this framework, Tenet Services can help. Tenet offer a nationwide service specialising in assisting education establishments to complete further competitions.
Tenet are part of the Crescent Purchasing Group of Companies and operate on a not-for-profit basis.
The CPC Quote Tool is free to use for all our members and offers quick, compliant access to all suppliers on our frameworks for purchases that fall below £189,330.
"The Quote Tool was easy to use and time saving, resulting in a straightforward process where we just had to put the details in once and could then use the reputable suppliers already recommended."
Deborah Anderson-Dixon, Finance Manager at Sir William Romney's School
For purchases that exceed £189,330, the CPC Sourcing Cloud is available that complies with the regulations to allow electronic tender returns whilst still being free to use for our members. Find out more about CPC Sourcing Cloud.
To use this framework and get a quote you need to sign in.
To create a free user account your institution needs to be a CPC member, CPC membership is completely free for educational establishments.
When you join the CPC you will receive some amazing benefits including access to 71 frameworks and specialist procurement advice, plus you won't be inundated with lots of marketing calls and emails that you don't need.
The joining form only takes a few minutes to complete and upon registering as a member you will typically be approved within 10 minutes (during the hours of 9am and 4.30pm).
To see if your institution is already registered as a CPC member use the search bar below, if your institution is not a member click the Join the CPC button. Remember CPC membership is free for educational establishments.
The following documents are associated with this framework. Some are required for successful use of the framework and are clearly marked.
|User Guide||This is required reading if you are considering using this framework. It tells you everything you need to know about the panel of providers, eligibility, running the mini-competition process, and evaluating bids.||Yes||Download|
|Further Competition Template||The attached template document should assist you with running your further competition and once completed should be sent to all suppliers on the relevant framework lot.||Download|