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Paint and Decorating Supplies

Purchase all paint, decorating and sundry products which can be used to decorate your site or for related student courses.

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Tender Reference

This framework is a retender of a previous agreement under the same name. The main focus through the tendering process on this occasion was to increase the options available to members when calling-off from the agreement, and to concentrate on service elements that members may wish to consider when running a mini-competition. We are hopeful that this will encourage members to take additional elements into account such as:

  • Training
  • Advice and guidance on the correct application of specialist products
  • Colour consultations to help select the right products for the environment it is to be used in
  • Colour matching services and the creation of brand colours
  • Alternatives to standard paints such as water-based products
  • A closer focus on sustainability and recycling

A longer-term, closer relationship with a supplier awarded over a number of years, is more likely to offer greater value for money and open up more innovative opportunities for member institutions. The successful suppliers on this framework have expressed an ability to provide many of the above services in addition to supplying high quality paint and sundry products at a considerable discount when compared to list prices for own brand items.

  1. Easy to use, with multiple methods of call-off available
  2. Provides the opportunity for members to develop a mutually beneficial longer-term relationship with specialist paint providers
  3. Allows a degree of stability from market fluctuations
  4. Compliant with Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (PCR 2015)
  5. Choice of Provider
  6. Time saving and easy to use
  7. CPC Contract Manager Assistance & Support
  8. Framework Specific User Guide
How to Use

Direct Award – where the requirement is of low value, urgent or a one-off need, institutions may seek to award to a single supplier for their requirement. This process is quick and easy, and members may choose to award based on the average discount off list price, the scores awarded at the time of framework tender or based on price comparison using the price lists available on suppliers’ web pages. Members should view the User Guide for full details of how these mechanisms work.

Mini-competition – institutions with higher value requirements, service needs or who are seeking a longer-term, mutually beneficial relationship, may seek to conduct a mini-competition to appoint a supplier for a formal contract over a number of years. Please see the User Guide for further details of how this process may be conducted.

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.
  • Pre-tender supplier warm up letter
Contract Manager

The contracting authority for this Framework is Crescent Purchasing Consortium.

Lisa O'Shea

Contracts Manager

[email protected]

0161 974 0947