15th Jan 2020

Our Contracting Team are busy working on many frameworks for the education sector. Please see an update on three of our upcoming frameworks below:

Fire Alarms, Detection & Suppression Systems agreement due to launch

Our brand-new framework which is focused on fire safety systems is due to launch on 3rd February.

This is the first framework of its type in the UK, specifically focused on Fire Safety Systems and whilst it has been centred around the needs of the education sector, it is also available to the wider public sector. The framework will be available on the CPC website from 3rd February and detailed information about the framework will be provided in the February CPC newsletter.

ICT Hardware and Peripherals agreement

Work has commenced on the ICT Hardware and Peripherals retender. The current agreement has been extended until June 30th 2020, with the new agreement to be in place for July 1st 2020. Prior to Christmas a Prior Information Notice was published and the tender documents are currently being drafted with a focus on ease of use for members purchasing through the agreement. Should you have any suggestions on how to improve this agreement moving forward please email Jane Edwards,

Photographic Equipment and Consumables Agreement

The new NWUPC Agreement for Photographic and Consumables has been awarded and is currently being setup for CPC member to access. Included within this framework is a Desktop Calculator to facilitate Direct Award, the use of which should make for an easier process to meet your requirements for your Photographic Equipment and Consumable purchases. Further details, including a copy of the desktop calculator and instructions are contained within the buyers guide which will be available shortly once all suppliers have been setup on the CPC website.

We have a full pipeline of new and retendered frameworks,  you can find the complete list of framework and their status on our Contracting Pipeline.