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ICT Hardware and Peripherals Equipment

A framework agreement covering all your ICT Hardware requirements for desktops, portable devices, peripherals such as scanners, printers, Apple products and more.

Starting Date
01/07/2020
Ending Date
30/09/2024
Tender Reference
CPC/JE/01/2019
Description

CPC’s ICT framework is for the supply and delivery of ICT hardware, peripherals and support services. You can get quotes from trusted suppliers across a complete range of new IT equipment and accessories from each of the five dedicated lots. Refurbished and remanufactured equipment is also available, as well as equipment for eSports requirements. Orders via the framework benefit from free standard delivery. 

An overview of the equipment and services available to buy is detailed under each lot – the lists are not exhaustive.

Lot 1 – Desktop PC Solutions

Desktop computers including monitors, keyboards and mice (wired and wireless). Thin clients, high performance and gaming desktops. Bespoke equipment and new technologies providing a desktop solution. Accessories and cables, imaging services, maintenance services and other relevant services including asset tagging, training and support.

Lot 2 – Portable Device Solutions

Laptops, notebooks, netbooks including Chromebooks, tablets, PDA’s, mobile internet devices (excluding mobile phones), charging carts, docking stations, storage trolleys and other related products. Bespoke equipment and new technologies for portable device solutions. Accessories and cables, imaging services, maintenance services and other relevant services including asset tagging, training and support.

Lot 3 – Peripherals

Printers, scanners, monitors, keyboards and mice (wired and wireless). Virtual reality equipment, thin clients and gaming equipment. Headphones, earphones, external hard drives, charging carts, docking stations, memory upgrades, speakers, spares, cables and components. Accessories including locks and brackets, carry cases, memory sticks, telephone handsets (not complete systems). New technologies for peripherals, imaging services, maintenance services and other relevant services including asset tagging, training and support.

Lot 4 – Apple Solutions

A range of Apple Solutions including desktops (iMac), keyboards and mice (wired and wireless). Laptops (MacBook’s), screens, thin clients, tablets (iPads), charging carts, docking stations, accessories and cables. New Apple technologies, maintenance services and other relevant services including asset tagging, Mobile Device Management, training and support.

Lot 5 – Multi-Purpose Lot

This is a multi-purpose lot covering the products and services featured in lots 1, 2 and 3. You can use this lot if you need to order from two or more lots. You may use the relevant individual lots if you prefer.

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

View all DfE Approved Frameworks

Benefits
  1. Save money due to economies of scale
  2. Options of direct award and further competition – calculators available to support with awarding the contract
  3. Free standard delivery
  4. Fully vetted suppliers who can provide advice on specifications and use
  5. Contract managed centrally with KPIs in place
  6. Compliant with the UK Public Contracts Regulations
  7. Pre-agreed terms and conditions
How to Use

Please read the User Guide to find out how to use the framework. The recommended route is to complete a further competition. Direct award is also available. You also have the option to use the desktop calculator for direct award or further competition calculator when completing a procurement exercise through this framework. You will find the calculators with supporting videos in the User Guide.

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
  • 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.
  • Desktop Calculator - Direct Award Video
    A video explaining how to use the ICT Hardware and Peripherals Desktop Calculator for a Direct Award under the Framework.
  • Mini Competition Calculator Video Guide
    A video explaining how to use the ICT Hardware and Peripherals Mini Competition Calculator for a Mini / Further Competition under the Framework.
  • 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
  • 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.
Contract Manager

The contracting authority for this Framework is Crescent Purchasing Consortium.

Jane Edwards

Procurement Manager

[email protected]

0161 8231860