By Jane Edwards
6th May 2021
CPC’s new ICT Networking and Storage Solutions framework has undergone some significant changes compared to the last agreement.
Pre-market engagement was undertaken to define a new lot structure. Learning from our members feedback, we have created a new lot structure which should make using the agreement much easier as a one-stop-shop approach has been taken.
The lot structure is as follows with consultancy being a new area to the agreement:
Lot 1: On Premise Solutions
Lot 2: Cloud and Hybrid Cloud Solutions
Lot 3: Consultancy Services
The agreement covers a wide range of product areas and installation services. The full scope can be found on CPC’s ICT Networking and Storage Solutions framework page.
The retender process for this framework involved technical scenarios. This included testing the suppliers on their technical capabilities as well as looking at customer requirements and pricing to achieve overall value for money for what is often a capital or strategic purchase.
Both Direct Award and Further Competition are available under the framework with Further Competition being the recommended route to market, particularly for any installation work.
The benefits of this agreement include:
Full details are available on the CPC ICT Networking and Storage Solutions framework page.
Should you have questions about using this framework, please contact Category Manager Jane Edwards on [email protected] or 0161 823 1860.