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Corporate Software & Related Products and Services Framework Agreement

A framework for corporate software including Financial Management Software, HR Software, Payroll System Software, MIS, Project Management, CRM, Estates management Software and more.

Starting Date
Ending Date
Extended End Date
Tender Reference

CPC’s Corporate Software & Related Products and Services Framework Agreement covers the following areas.

Lot 1 – Financial Management Software
Lot 2 – Human Resource Software
Lot 3 – Payroll System Software
Lot 4 – Multi-Purpose Lot for Lots 1 -3
Lot 5 – Management Information Systems (MIS)
Lot 6 – Educational Management and Communications Software excluding MIS
Lot 7 – Project Management & Resource Planning Software
Lot 8 – Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Systems
Lot 9 – Estates Management Software including CAFM Systems
Full details of the lot scope are contained within the User Guide. This scope has been expanded considerably compared to the previous agreement. In order to achieve best value and to simplify the process it is highly recommend that members carry out pre-market engagement with all suppliers by lot, for their requirement prior to developing their final documentation and specifications. There is a pre-market engagement section within the User Guide to help you.

Please note CPC have other software frameworks should this not meet your requirements:

Software Licenses & Associated Services for Academies and Schools - CPC (thecpc.ac.uk)

Software Licence Resellers Agreement for Colleges - Crescent Purchasing Consortium (CPC) (thecpc.ac.uk)

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

View all DfE Approved Frameworks

  1. Range of knowledgeable Suppliers
  2. Direct Award and Further Competition available
  3. Extended scope of the framework agreement
  4. Full compliance with the UK Public Contract Regulations
How to Use

You have two options when using this framework agreement that comply with UK Public Contract Regulations:

1. Conduct a Further Competition / Mini Competition exercise utilising the Further Competition Document template and step-by-step guide provided within the User Guide 

2. 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.

Framework Lots
Associated Documentation
  • Pre-tender supplier engagement letter
    The aim of this template letter is to let suppliers know further in advance of potential requirements and allow for market engagement to encourage a greater number of suppliers returns for your requirement.
  • 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.
  • Mini Competition Checklist Essential
    It is recommended that members utilise this checklist when undertaking a mini-competition process to maximise the likelihood of obtaining a satisfactory quantity and quality of bid responses from suppliers
Contract Manager

The contracting authority for this Framework is Crescent Purchasing Consortium.

Jane Edwards

Procurement Manager

[email protected]

0161 8231860