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Supply, Installation and Management of Data Centre Equipment and Infrastructure

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A compliant route to market for the provision of any or all elements of the supply, installation, management, maintenance, and disposal of data centre equipment & data centre infrastructure including design and consultancy. The maintenance, management, disposal and recycling of existing data centre equipment and infrastructure is also included. Equipment and infrastructure may be required for existing or brand-new data centre environments, for example for fit out, for refurbishment, for relocation or for upgrade purposes.

The types of equipment and infrastructure covered by the scope includes but is not limited to uninterrupted power supplies (UPS), cooling equipment, generators, gas & fire suppression systems, PDUs, server & network racks, cabinets, blanking panels, building management equipment, monitoring equipment, modular and mobile data centre infrastructure, edge/micro data centre Infrastructure, plus equipment and infrastructure as part of modular or prefab units, containerised/prefab units.

This framework does not provide for data centre servers or storage or network equipment (available via this framework). Additionally, it does not provide for the construction of Data Centres (new brick and mortar buildings / traditional data centre types) or construction projects, as is available here. Peripheral related and relevant services may be offered provided that this is as part of the overall product and service provision being within the core provision of the Framework as stated, and within the Public Contracts Regulations, otherwise quotes can be sourced from this framework.

  1. Compliant with Public Contract Regulations 2015 (PCR2015)
  2. Choice of Provider
  3. Time Saving & Easy to Use
  4. CPC Contract Manager Assistance & Support
  5. Flexible call-off options, including 30% allowable variation to evaluation criteria for desktop exercise or mini-competition
  6. Established HE Suppliers awarded to the framework providing longevity and experience
  7. Robust terms and conditions
How to Use

Methods for call-off are listed below, but members are recommended to view the framework User Guide prior to framework use:

  • Mini competition - A further competition must be used where additional requirements which are not set out in the Framework Agreement are being introduced into a particular call-off contract. All supplier(s) must be invited to submit responses to the Member’s tender document
  • Desktop Exercise – where time is of the essence, Members may use a desktop calculator to amend the criterion by up to thirty (30) percentage points to reflect their local requirements. This tool is available to Framework users in the Associated Documentation below
  • Direct Award – this route is recommended for institutions with a one off or urgent need. Members should approach the supplier that scored the highest at the time of framework tender, if they are unable to provide for the requirement, then the second highest should be approached, then the third etc.
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
    The attached template document should assist you with running your further competition and once completed should be sent to all suppliers on the relevant framework lot.
  • 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.
  • 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 NEUPC.

Lisa O'Shea

Senior Procurement Officer

[email protected]

0161 974 0947