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Communications Solutions

A framework to deliver your entire Communications Solutions covering Unified Communications, Telephony, Networking Services and more as well as a one stop shop lot.

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We are pleased to announce the launch of the new Communications Solutions Framework (REF:CPC/DU/TELE/02). This framework has been developed for the education sector to provide a comprehensive set of telecommunications and associated communication supplies, services and solutions to support CPC members with all of their requirements in relation to Communications Solutions, large or small.

The lot structure was developed to a comprehensive suite of solutions across five Lots to cover every eventuality and requirement.

Other benefits of using this framework are:

•          Efficient and easy to use

•          Quicker route for procurement

•          Reduced timescales and costs

•          Dedicated framework user guide and resources

•          Contract manager support

•          National coverage

•         Pre-agreed terms and conditions

The Department for Education (DfE) recommend this Framework to Schools and Academies.

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    Compliant with Public Contract Regulations

    Value for money and competition with a choice of Supplier

    Direct Award & Further Competition routes available

    Efficient and easy to use

    Reduced procurement timescales & costs

    Bespoke framework user guide & further competition templates

    Contract manager assistance & support 

How to Use

Members have the option of appointing their preferred supplier through Further Competition and Direct Award.

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
  • 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.
  • Further Competition Template Essential
    The attached template document should assist you with running your further competition and once completed should be sent to all suppliers on the relevant framework lot.
  • Framework Order Form
  • Access Agreement Document
  • Direct Award Desk Top Calculator Essential
    For desktop exercise to identify preferred supplier
Contract Manager
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The contracting authority for this Framework is Crescent Purchasing Consortium with Dukefield Procurement.

Steve Davies

Framework Contract Manager

[email protected]