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Promotional Merchandise and Clothing, Vouchers & Gift Cards

Purchase branded products and clothing for promotional purposes as well as vouchers and gift cards with your logo printed on.

Starting Date
Ending Date
Extended End Date
Tender Reference
OFF3174 NW

This framework is a retender of the previous Promotional Merchandise agreement which expired in April 2023.

The framework scope covers (but is not limited to) the following areas:

Products which can be branded for promotional purposes. Examples of such items include technology products, bags, leisure and sport products, drinkware and ceramics, home and living products, key chains, stationery. Lot 1 will also include direct sales to students.

Clothing which can be branded for promotional purposes. Examples of such products include polo shirts, t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, ties, aprons, scarfs. Lot 2 will also include direct sales to students.

Vouchers and gift cards which can be branded for promotional purposes. Examples include: paper vouchers, prepaid cards, gift cards. 


  1. Efficiency and ease of use, with the inclusion of mini-competition and direct as call-off methods for all lots
  2. Access to corporate and student purchases and branding
  3. Reduction in procurement timescales
  4. Reduced procurement costs
  5. Detailed and easy to use guides, support and templates
  6. Savings through economies of scale
  7. Long term relationships & greater opportunity to deliver added value/innovation
  8. Opportunities to deliver Social Value & improved community impacts
  9. Opportunities for Early Supplier Involvement to manage risk and improve outcomes
How to Use

Institutions can call-off from this framework using one of the following two options:

Direct Award - where the terms laid down in the agreement are sufficiently precise to cover the members’ particular requirement and the most economically advantageous offer can be easily identified, the member can award the call-off without reopening competition. This method is recommended for ad-hoc, low value and/or low risk purchases, and institutions are encouraged to reference the framework to ensure they are obtaining framework pricing and terms.

Mini-competition - Member institutions may choose to utilise one of the three mini-competition templates depending on the lot they wish to use. Institutions should allow suppliers a minimum of 2 weeks to respond to their request. Engagement with suppliers prior to this can allow the institution to gain a fuller understanding of timescales, scope etc. regardless of which lot they are utilising.

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.
Contract Manager

The contracting authority for this Framework is NWUPC.

Rezia Begum

Procurement Officer

[email protected]

0161 823 1858