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Sports, Fitness and Gym Equipment framework extended


By Lisa O'Shea

CPC’s Sports, Fitness and Gym Equipment framework has been extended until 12th of April 2023.   

Lot 1 for Sports and Non-Commercial Fitness Equipment is now a single source offering of indoor and outdoor equipment for PE, healthy living or recreational play, all from the following supplier: 

  • Findel Education t/a Davies Sports

Lot 2 for Commercial Fitness and Gym Equipment will continue to provide a more comprehensive offering, ranging from individual items of commercial fitness equipment, to a full commercial gym kit out. This offering will be provided from the same five suppliers as previously:

  • Anytime Leisure t/a Origin Fitness
  • Fitness Warehouse t/a Gym Gear
  • Johnson Health Tech t/a Matrix Fitness
  • Pulse Fitness Ltd
  • Technogym UK Ltd

Furthermore, as a catalogue offering, Lot 1 has a new price list which has been updated and is available to view from Findel’s supplier page. Due to the unique nature of the changes that have happened within the world over the last three years, and the fact that this is the first-time prices have been increased since the framework’s inception in 2019, CPC have agreed to this request.

The average price across the framework basket of goods stands at a 40.74% increase, however members should rest assured that they are also receiving an average of 14.25% off RRP. When asked about the rationale behind these changes, Chris Gibson of Findel Education t/a Davies Sports said;

“These are exceptional and testing times, as various factors have combined to create greater levels of cost volatility than we have seen in recent years. This “perfect storm” confronts all within our industry and demands an ever-greater understanding of the current pressures up and down the supply chain. Findel is well-positioned to see both sides of the current issues surrounding cost pricing and stock availability. It is certainly no exaggeration to say that on both fronts we are in a period of high instability, which unfortunately looks set to continue throughout 2022.

While price increases are rarely welcome, the cost pressures responsible for the current situation can be explained and are supported by readily available market data.

In recent weeks, we have faced further additional cost increases especially across energy and transport. The levels and the frequency of those upward changes are unprecedented.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support; we very much appreciate your business. We are confident that despite our request for price increases Findel will still provide CPC with marketplace best value & service.”

CPC staff will be looking into the retender of this agreement towards the end of 2022, when pre-market engagement will begin and we will be searching for new ways to ensure our members achieve best value for money. Should you have any pre-market engagement information or recommendations in advance of the 2023 retender, this is most welcome, so please do get in touch.

Any members with queries, concerns or questions relating to this framework should contact Lisa O’Shea, Senior Procurement Officer on 0161 974 0947 or [email protected]


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