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Leasing Services Master Vendor

Access UniLink Finance Limited who are the master vendor leasing advisor.

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Tender Reference

CPC appointed UniLink Finance Limited as their master vendor leasing advisor through a competitive tendering process to access the necessary sector expertise to put in place the CPC Dynamic Purchasing System for Leasing Services. On 1st November 2022 the Leasing Services Dynamic Purchasing System was launched. Further information on the DPS can be found at the above link.

UniLink continue to support CPC with the operational running of the DPS throughout this framework, including providing support to CPC member institutions through the following:

  • Assisting members with their development of their capital equipment financing strategy where necessary.
  • Advising on the most appropriate financing route for the procured capital equipment.
  • Assisting with the preparation and distribution of tender documents.
  • Undertaking the full further competition process on behalf of members where instructed
  • Assessing all proposals received and making appropriate recommendations to CPC Members
  • Ensuring each lease is compliant with relevant legislation and legal requirements especially where set by funding bodies.
  • Completing and disseminating recommendation reports for all tender activities.
  • Providing advice pertinent to the extension/termination of current leases ensuring full legal compliance as well as commercial risk mitigation.
  • Providing detailed advice/negotiation/recommendations about end of lease return of equipment.
  • Providing lease management services where required.
  • Assisting with the preparation of leasing documentation.
  • Engaging with Lessors to obtain all existing Lease contract documentation and review with recommendations for the member.
  • Supporting our members on any technical queries
  1. Single source framework provides ease of appointment for your leasing advisory requirements
  2. Free guidance relating to leasing requirements, but any more technical advice or assistance with tendering is likely to be chargeable
  3. Impartial advice relating to leasing requirements, in terms of contracts, strategy, financing routes, specification particulars, technical queries, recommendation reports etc.
  4. Transparency of any charges (detailed within the User Guide)
How to Use

This framework has been awarded as a sole source, single supplier Agreement. This means that in using this framework, you can discuss your requirements directly with UniLink.

Information relating to charges levied by the master vendor to UniLink through the Leasing Services DPS and any additional fees are detailed within the Framework User Guide.

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Associated Documentation
  • Leasing Services 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.
  • Call Off Conditions Essential
    Having selected your chosen supplier, orders can be placed via the Call-Off Contract Terms and Conditions. Your preferred supplier will populate the Call-Off Contract terms and conditions with the full details of your requirement and then present you with completed Call-Off contract terms and conditions for signature.
Contract Manager

The contracting authority for this Framework is Crescent Purchasing Consortium.

Ria Logan

Senior Procurement Officer

[email protected]

0161 974 0955