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Print and Design Services

Access a range of print and design services with this framework. CPC suppliers can assist with flyers, posters, wall stickers, digital assets and more.

Starting Date
Ending Date
Extended End Date
Tender Reference
CPC /RB/02/2021

This is a retender of the previous print and related framework to make it more relevant to the print and design market by including digital alternatives, amended lot structure and social value. This especially includes more detailed innovation requirement and the need to deliver Social Value/added value to members. Below is the lot structure where print and design have been merged to create one lot where members can utilise both services or as stand-alone service e.g. print or print and design.

• Lot 1: Print and design

• Lot 2: Fully Managed Print Service

The general types of products that this framework will cover include but are not limited to the following elements:

• Flyers

• Curriculum booklets

• Posters

• Wall stickers

• Basic design, artwork, and page layout

• Alternative formats e.g., Braille different language

• Digital assets


    Compliant with Public Contract Regulations 2015 (PCR 2015)

    Time saving and easy to use

    Support and assistance from the CPC Contract Manager and a framework specific ‘User Guide'

    CPC offer a benchmarking service which you can use to compare the pricing of your current agreement with the pricing on this framework

    Social Value on offer from all suppliers

How to Use

There are two options to engage with suppliers on this framework agreement: Direct Award (Lot 1 Only): This method can be used where all the terms and objective conditions (award criteria) are set out within the procurement documents to allow you to make a decision for award of the contract. This choice must be made based on the objective criteria laid out and you cannot introduce new or amended criteria. Desktop Exercises: 1. If the weightings laid down in the evaluation process do reflect the requirements of the Institution and if the prices / terms are sufficiently precise for the institution(s) to clearly identify who offers the best value for money they can select the best price for their requirement from the supplier price lists to determine the overall most economically advantageous tender by using the desktop calculator. 2. It is anticipated that a Direct Award may be used in occasional instances of urgent need and/or a one-off need.

For this purpose the Institution will select the best price for their requirements from the supplier price lists to determine the successful bidder. Mini Competition (single option): If your requirements are not reflected in the evaluation process, you are required to invite all capable suppliers on the relevant framework lot to submit pricing for your requirements. You will be able to adjust the quality requirements on the desktop calculator accordingly. This can be done each time a requirement arises or you can award to one supplier for a reasonable duration subject to performance and mutual agreement.

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
  • Desktop Calculator Essential
    For a desktop exercise to identify a preferred supplier using the direct award route to market.
  • 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.

Rezia Begum

Procurement Officer

[email protected]

0161 823 1858