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CPC’s new Residential Textiles framework is now live


By Myles Woodman

CPC’s new Residential Textiles framework is a retender of the previous framework agreement to make it more relevant to the current market. Items that have been included are now set out in a more simplified lotting structure and a regional offering for window coverings has been added for our members. A lotting breakdown is detailed below.  

Lot 1: Bedding and Bathroom Textiles and Associated Student Accommodation Products 

This lot will provide a compliant route for purchasing bedding and bathroom textiles for use predominantly in student residential accommodation & conferencing settings. Suppliers will be required, on a national basis, to supply the following in a variety of fabrics and sizes:  

Bedding textiles including (but not limited to); bedlinen & bedding packs; duvets, pillows, mattress and bedding protectors, blankets.  

Bathroom textiles including towels, face cloths, bathmats, and shower curtains; along with other associated accommodation products. This list is not exhaustive.  

This lot also covers the supply of products with customisable/bespoke prints on a non-mandatory basis. 


Lot 2: Kitchen Starter Packs and Associated Kitchenware 

This lot will provide a compliant route for purchasing kitchen starter packs and associated kitchenware for use predominantly in student residential accommodation & conferencing settings.  Suppliers will be required, on a national basis, to supply the following items both in packs & individually:  

Cooking aids (including but not limited to) pans, boards, sheets, glassware, stoneware, ceramicware, knives, utensils. and storage.   

Dining ware (including but not limited to) cutlery, crockery, glass, and plastic tableware, Kitchen linen. This list is not exhaustive.  


Lots 3-5 Window Coverings (Regional Coverage) 

These lots will provide a compliant route for sourcing supply only and supply & installation onf a range of curtains and blinds including (but not limited to) manual and electric roller, venetian, & vertical blinds in a range of fabrics and materials; black out, dim out, lined & non-lined curtains in a range of fabrics; and window films.  

Products will be provided in both occupied and unoccupied areas of a member institution’s estate including (but not limited to) student, residential and commercial accommodation, teaching areas including lecture theatres, bathrooms, offices, storerooms, reception areas, corridors, and stairways. Installations may be required in buildings of historical interest or listings.  

Should you wish to discuss with us how best to use this framework or have any other related issues, please contact Contract Manager Myles Woodman on  [email protected]  or 0161 974 0945. 

  The CPL Group offer procurement consultancy services which are delivered by our employed team of procurement professionals at  Tenet Education Services.  If you do not have the time or expertise within your organisation to manage a complex tender, please contact Craig Lockley on  [email protected]  or  07535 650629 for a no-obligation discussion.  

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