The CPC's agreement for computer hardware offers a complete solution for ICT equipment procurement for educational establishments. Products and services include:
This framework is for the supply of energy for educational establishments and covers energy for schools, academies, colleges and universities. It has been designed for the education sector and provides institutions with electricity and gas.
Designed for the education sector, it offers a bespoke and fully compliant route to market for all of your power needs. The Utilities Supplies framework offers proactive market monitoring and guidance on market timing to achieve the best rates.
Competitive sourcing takes place across a range of suppliers including:
A range of different contract options are available to suit members' varying needs, including Fully Fixed, Energy Only, Flexible and Basket contracts.
The appointed provider Utilities Procurement Group (UPG) will not only undertake Utilities contracting (Gas and Electricity supplies) on behalf of CPC members but they’re also available to offer advice and support.
UPG provide market leading value and their dedicated contract management team offer excellent customer service and welcome the opportunity to beat any renewal offer CPC members receive. UPG will tangibly demonstrate and benchmark value on a like for like basis against equivalent current market conditions. There is no obligation for members to accept any proposals from UPG, there will be no pressure to proceed and all quotations are free.
It was awarded on 18th January 2016 and runs to 17th January 2019 with a possible extension to 17th January 2020.
The Department for Education (DfE) recommend this framework to Schools and Academies.
|Lot 1: Desktop Solutions||13||View Suppliers|
|Lot 2: Portable Devices||15||View Suppliers|
|Lot 4: IT Hardware Compatible with Apple Operating Systems||14||View Suppliers|
|Lot 5: ICT Disposal and Recycling||14||View Suppliers|
CPC typically recommend that members undertake a further competition considering their own particular requirements, however please see the user guide for further details.
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 £181,302.
"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 £181,302, 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 60 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|