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Software Licence Resellers Agreement for Colleges

This framework provides colleges a one-stop solution for software licences, covering maintenance and support for Microsoft, Adobe a

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This framework agreement covers the provision for a wide range of software. The agreement allows for Direct Award either on a ranked basis or by using a desktop calculator and Further Competition.To gain best value it is recommended members carry out a Further Competition.The agreement is split into the following lots:

Lot 1 - Microsoft and Associated Services (Single lot for all Microsoft Software, Licenses, maintenance, renewals, support and associated services. To include: EES, Select Plus and CSP agreements. To include consumption-based models via Software As A Service (SAAS) options)

Lot 2 Adobe –split into sub lots:

Lot 2A - ETLA – site licences, multi-site or unlimited

Lot 2B - CLP Agreement (perpetual licenses), VIP Agreement (named user/device licenses) and other adobe products

Lot 3 - VM Ware (VMware software and licenses including support, maintenance, renewals and associated services including consultancy) 

Lot 4 - Other – Miscellaneous and commercial off the shelf software and associated services (Miscellaneous software and licenses including support and associated services, maintenance and renewals.  Commercial off the shelf software and licenses including support, maintenance and renewals. To include consumption based models via Software As A Service (SAAS) options)

Lot 5 - Software Services including but not limited to software asset management, auditing, cloud services and consultancy (Software services including cloud optimisation services, cloud readiness services, software asset management, training and any professional services related to the products sold via the other lots)

  1. To provide an easy and compliant route to the market – Direct Award and Further Competition available
  2. To ensure all Members have maximum choice of suppliers
  3. Contract managed to provide structured KPIs to ensure effective commercial and operational management of the Framework Agreement and its suppliers
  4. To ensure all suppliers are responsible and sustainable suppliers
  5. CPC offer a benchmarking service which you can use to compare the pricing of your current agreement with the pricing on this framework.
  6. To enable Members to buy a range of products through single source options
  7. To enable Members to consolidate and reduce their supplier base for software licensing
How to Use

Full details can be found 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.

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Associated Documentation
  • User Guide Essential
  • Pricing Schedule Essential
  • Desktop Calculator Essential
  • Lot 4 Agreement Pricing Essential
  • Lot 5 Agreement Pricing Essential
  • SLRA Call Off Contract (1_2_22) Essential
  • 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 Warm Up 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 SUPC.

Rezia Begum

Procurement Officer

[email protected]

0161 823 1858