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Stationery, Paper and Education Supplies

Access stationery and education supplies plus paper, print and specialist papers with this framework.

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The purpose of this Framework Agreement is to give CPC members a compliant route to market allowing CPC members to purchase at a substantial and demonstrable discount relative to the marketplace throughout the term of the Framework Agreement.
The Framework Agreement is split into 2 lots as follows:

Lot 1 – Stationery and Education Supplies
Lot 2 – Paper, Print and Specialist

Lot 1 – Stationery and Education Supplies
All your educational supplies under one banner!
This is a one-stop-shop for all of your stationery, education and office supplies. 
This Lot for the provision of Stationery and Education Supplies includes but is not limited to the following categories, books and pads, business supplies, cables and wires, catering and kitchen supplies, cleaning products and supplies, computer accessories, data storage, desk accessories, disks/optical media, ergonomic, filing and storage, input accessories, janitorial and tools, labels, media storage, multimedia, office furniture, other hardware, packaging & mailing, paper products, planning and time management, PPE and clothing, presentations and planning, security, stationery, writing and correction.

Lot 2 – Paper, Print and Specialist
This Lot is for the provision of specialist print and paper including but not limited to coated and uncoated papers, recycled and virgin papers, cut sheet and reel papers, a variety of paper sizes including SR, A4 and A3 and a variety of FSC and PEFC certified papers.  This list is not exhaustive.  These products will be utilised in the following areas: commercial printing units and office environments. This Lot is not intended to fulfil desktop paper requirements, as this is covered by Lot1.  However, specialist papers are expected to be purchased in smaller quantities rather than pallets.

  1. Online catalogue and ordering facilities with the ability to have multiple users with varying permission levels, giving full control of spending, product visibility and ordering.
  2. Quick and efficient next day delivery – no waiting for your parcel to arrive.
  3. Agreed price list for all core items.
  4. Non core items offered at considerable discount to members (lot 1).
  5. Direct line to a dedicated account management team rather than an anonymous call centre (lot 1).
  6. Management information and reporting available by all approved suppliers.
  7. Social Value and Sustainability at the forefront of the suppliers operations.
  8. Various options to award to ensure you are achieving VFM and compliancy with PCR 2015 and your internal procurement regulations.
How to Use

For Lot 1: Please ensure you complete the Direct Award notice found below within the Associated Documents. Once complete and to set up your account with Banner or to make an enquiry please use the form on this page . You will be notified once set up and you can then place orders quickly and easily with Banner.

For Lot 2: Members can call off in a number of ways and full details are available within 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.

Direct Award

Direct award is best suited to procurements such as (but not limited to):

  • Low value / low complexity requirements
  • Where goods or services are exclusive to one supplier / provider
  • Continuity or additions to existing goods or services
  • Urgent / one-off requirements

Make a Direct Award

Framework Lots
Associated Documentation
  • Call Off Terms & 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.
  • Mini Competition Calculator
    The attached spreadsheet should assist you running a mini competition, should you not wish to re-evaluate the customer requirements and technical award criteria. It is recommended this mini competition calculator is used alongside the Mini Competition template – with calculator document above.
  • Further Competition Template Essential
    A CPC template which can be used to carry out a mini / further competition if you wish.
  • 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.
  • Notification of intent to Direct Award
    This document is a notification to inform that a member intends to carry out a direct award of contract under Crescent Purchasing Consortium’s Framework.
  • Further 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
Contract Manager

The contracting authority for this Framework is Crescent Purchasing Consortium.

Rezia Begum

Procurement Officer

[email protected]

0161 823 1858