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Grounds Maintenance

Purchase grounds maintenance including tree maintenance, fence line maintenance, grass cutting and playground equipment maintenance.

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This agreement can be used to purchase grounds maintenance for schools, academies, colleges and universities. It will enable you to secure a broad range of ground maintenance contracts to best meet the needs of your institution.

You can secure value for money due to competition between the 15 specialist grounds maintenance suppliers over 12 regional lots and a national lot. You will also save time as you won’t need to complete a full tender process.

This is the latest version of our previous grounds maintenance framework which was very successful. It has added value for CPC members and provides members pricing plus desktop calculators for direct award and mini competitions. It also provides opportunities to deliver social value and improve community impacts.

Use this framework for all or part of the following elements:

  • Parks and green space management
  • Grass cutting
  • Turf maintenance
  • Border maintenance and planting, including pruning, feeding, weeding and pest/disease
  • Weed and vegetation control
  • Pesticide/weed control application
  • Seasonal planting and maintenance
  • Hedge and tree work (including tree removals)
  • Nature conservation
  • Surface cleaning including hard surface and tarmac areas
  • Playground equipment maintenance
  • Winter services
  • Leaf collecting
  • Litter picking including sharps
  • General grounds requirements
  • Fence line maintenance
  • Tree maintenance (immature & mature)
  • Fine sports turf including pitch marking and sports pitch/field maintenance (scarifying, spiking and harrowing of sports fields)
  • Other outdoor non-synthetic sports surfaces (if you require synthetic sports pitches or maintenance use CPC’s Synthetic Sports Facilities framework)
  1. Compliant with Public Contract Regulations 2015
  2. Technical guidance and support of experts – the framework contractors are industry experts with a proven track record of delivering robust economical and environmental solutions for the education sector
  3. Technical and COSHH data sheets will be provided for all chemicals used - contractors will provide support and advice for risk assessments and planning for emergencies
  4. Support and assistance from a dedicated CPC contract manager - to resolve any queries and issues that arise during the agreement
  5. Social value and regional lots - the framework has been sub-lotted into smaller regions to give better opportunities to SME's and ensure the social value benefits generated are retained within the region. It allows for a more quality driven and responsive service from framework contractors
  6. Safeguarding and DBS - all contractors have been assessed and evaluated in terms of their approach to safeguarding. They understand the importance of delivering high quality and safety driven services, whilst recognising their duty of care to protect customers (students, staff and the public) and employees from foreseeable risks
  7. Buyers guide - this includes details of the framework, awarded suppliers and call off options
  8. Call-off options – including direct award so you have flexibility to use the framework to best suit your needs.
How to Use

Full details can be found in the User Guide, for ease of use there is a Desktop Calculator for direct award. There is also a Mini Competition Calculator to undertake a further competition with more details available in the User Guide regarding the call off process.

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
  • 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.
  • Mini Competition Checklist
  • 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