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Building Materials, Tools and Hardware Supplies

Starting Date
19/02/2023
Ending Date
18/02/2026
Extended End Date
18/02/2027
Description

The re-tendered Building Materials, Tools and Hardware framework offers access to the supply of a wide range of Building Materials, Tools and Hardware Supplies which include Brick, Roofing Materials, Plasterboards, Timber Materials, Tools, and Fixings to be purchased in varying quantities. In addition to this, the framework will cater for all hand and power tools needs of CPC members.

The Framework Agreement offers CPC members a compliant route to market allowing purchases to be made at a substantial and demonstrable discount relative to the marketplace throughout the term of the Framework Agreement.

A major consideration for any quote request (regardless of lot choice) should be lead times. Members are recommended to contact suppliers before going out to tender so that an understanding can be gained of the lead times and the effect this may have on a process.

Benefits
  1. Compliant with Public Contract Regulations 2015 (PCR 2015)
  2. Choice of Provider
  3. Time Saving & Easy to use
  4. CPC Contract Manager Assistance & Support
  5. Framework Specific User Guide
  6. One Stop Shop
  7. Direct Award
How to Use
  • Direct Award - Where the terms laid down in the agreement are sufficiently precise to cover the member’s requirement and the most economically advantageous offer can easily be identified, the member can award the call-off without re-opening competition. The discounts offered are available within this User Guide. 
  • Further Competition - Members are encouraged to engage in Further Competition to secure best value, inviting all capable suppliers on the framework Lot to participate. This can be done each time a requirement arises, or you can award to one supplier for a reasonable duration subject to performance and mutual agreement. Call-off contracts can continue after the relevant framework agreement has expired if it is a typical call-off and the purpose is not to distort competition. However, guidance suggests that the call-off should not be longer than the total duration of the framework. Members can design the Customer Requirements to reflect their individual requirements and they can change the award criteria weightings.
Get a Quote

The CPC Quote Tool makes it easy to perform and manage a further competition exercise on this Framework. It's free to use for all our members and offers quick, compliant access to all suppliers on purchases that fall below £214,904.00

Get a Quote

If your purchase exceeds £214,904.00, 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 the CPC Sourcing Cloud.

Associated Documentation
  • Further Competition Template Essential
    The attached “Invitation to Mini Competition” template document should assist you with running your further competition and once completed should be sent to all suppliers on the framework.
  • Framework User Guide Essential
    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.
Contract Manager

The contracting authority for this Framework is Crescent Purchasing Consortium.

Keeley Blackburn

Procurement Manager

[email protected]

0161 974 0964