CPC has purchasing arrangements (frameworks) for a huge variety of goods and services. Potential benefits, including savings, to members aswell as methods of access vary from framework to framework. Here we've tried to categorise our frameworks in terms of:

  1. Speed: how long it usually takes in order to access and make best use of the framework
    • Quick Win - Contract could typically be awarded within a week
    • Average Process – Further Competition will typically take 1 to 3 weeks
    • Long Process - Further Competition will take 3 weeks or more
  2. Impact: the benefit your institution is likely to obtain by using the framework, in terms of cost savings and / or improvements in operational effectiveness
    • High Impact - This framework covers areas of high value and/or risk to the institution

Framework Title Type Start Date End Date Optional Extension Date
Cut Paper & Specialist Printing Paper(Contracting Authority: NWUPC)

Contract Effectiveness:

EU Compliant Framework 10th Jun 2013 30th Nov 2017
Electronic Office Consumables(Contracting Authority: Crescent Purchasing Consortium)

Contract Effectiveness:

EU Compliant Framework 1st Jul 2014 31st Dec 2017
Multifunctional Devices and Associated Print Services and Supplies(Contracting Authority: Crescent Purchasing Consortium)

Contract Effectiveness:

EU Compliant Framework 19th Dec 2016 18th Dec 2019 18th Dec 2020
Office Supplies(Contracting Authority: Crescent Purchasing Consortium)

Contract Effectiveness:

Negotiated Per agreement
Total 4 Arrangements
(3 Frameworks, 1 Negotiated)