CPC offer a benchmarking service to all of our members. The purpose of benchmarking is to compare the pricing on our framework agreements to the pricing that you are currently receiving.

The ultimate aim of benchmarking is to demonstrate that using framework agreements provides you with best value for money and, on the very rare occasion where it doesn't, to take action to improve the framework agreement we've set out.

Below you can see a summary of some previous benchmarking exercises that have been carried out and the resulting overall average saving that each member could have achieved had our framework agreements been used. The results below should be used as an indication of savings only - there are no guarantees as to the size of the overall saving you could make for your institution.

All benchmarking requests are undertaken with complete professionalism and members can be assured that all requests are undertaken with complete confidentiality.

If you would like to take advantage of this service and for further information, please contact Keeley Blackburn, Contracts & Procurement Officer, k.blackburn@thecpc.ac.uk.

Summary of Benchmarking Exercises

Year Conducted Category % Saving Summary Doc
2017Desktop Hardware Please see the 2017 spreadsheet for breakdown of Lots18.69%Download Savings Summary
Estates & Facilities Supplies Please see the 2017 spreadsheet for breakdown of Lots18%
2016Estates & Facilities Supplies Please see the 2016 spreadsheet for breakdown of Lots23.47%Download Savings Summary
Cut Paper & Specialist Printing Paper13.23%
PPE & Clothing Please see the 2016 spreadsheet for breakdown of Lots12.70%
Office Supplies Framework Please see the 2016 spreadsheet for breakdown of Lots26.02%
Photographic Equipment & Consumables15.63%
Sports, Fitness & Gym Equipment Please see the 2016 spreadsheet for breakdown of Lots14.76%
2015Cut Paper & Specialist Printing Paper4.52%Download Savings Summary
Office Supplies Framework Please see 2015 spreadsheet for breakdown of Lots26.16%
Construction Workshop and Estates Supplies12.68%
Tools, Fasteners, Fixings, Adhesives and Ironmongery47.89%
2014Cut Paper & Specialist Printing Paper24.35%Download Savings Summary
National Education Recruitment Advertising & Resourcing Services 2014 (NERARS 2014)8.36%
Office Supplies Framework Please see 2014 spreadsheet for breakdown of lots40.42%
2013Cut Paper & Specialist Printing Paper31.71%Download Savings Summary