This framework has been tendered by CPC in order to provide a compliant route to market for all manner of members’ sport equipment needs. It follows on from a previously successful framework of the same name that was let in 2015.
Lot 1 provides access to a catalogue offering for indoor and outdoor equipment that may be required for the teaching of physical education, the promotion of healthy living, or for recreational play. The scope includes (but is not limited) to equipment in the following areas: Early Years & Primary, Light Gym Equipment, Athletics, Basketball, Cricket, Fitness, Football, Hockey, Netball, Rounders, Rugby, Tennis, Volleyball.
Lot 2 is designed to provide a more comprehensive offering ranging from individual items of commercial fitness equipment, to a full commercial gym kit out. Products available range from basic functional machines, to premium quality equipment suitable for a high use commercial gymnasium. The scope of the lot covers cardiovascular and strength equipment.
When issuing a request for quotation, buyers may also wish to consider: Maintenance & servicing packages, Planned preventative & reactive maintenance, Extended warranty, Staff training, Bespoke products, Disability inclusive products, Product personalisation, Promotional materials, Virtual group fitness systems, Removal & recycling of obsolete equipment, Purpose built room design & planning.
|Lot 1: Sports and Non-Commercial Fitness Equipment||1||View Suppliers|
|Lot 2: Commercial Fitness and Gym Equipment||5||View Suppliers|
Lot 1 is a catalogue offering, meaning that members can utilise the catalogues available within the suppliers' individual pages to choose which supplier to award to on an ad hoc basis. Alternatively, in accordance with the institution's financial regulations, a supplier may be appointed for a longer period of time covering all purchases within the contract length. In this instance we suggest inviting all suppliers to the opportunity through a further competition process.
CPC typically recommends that where members wish to utilise Lot 2, they should undertake a further competition considering their own particular requirements.
Please see the user guide for further details.
If you require support in running a further competition via this framework, Tenet Services can help. Tenet offer a nationwide service specialising in assisting education establishments to complete further competitions.
Tenet are part of the Crescent Purchasing Group of Companies and operate on a not-for-profit basis.
The CPC Quote Tool is free to use for all our members and offers quick, compliant access to all suppliers on our frameworks for purchases that fall below £213,477.
"The Quote Tool was easy to use and time saving, resulting in a straightforward process where we just had to put the details in once and could then use the reputable suppliers already recommended."
Deborah Anderson-Dixon, Finance Manager at Sir William Romney's School
For purchases that exceed £213,477, 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 CPC Sourcing Cloud.
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The following documents are associated with this framework. Some are required for successful use of the framework and are clearly marked.
|Mini Competition Checklist||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||Yes||Download|
|Sports Fitness Gym Mini Competition Template||The attached template document should assist you with running a mini-competition for commercial fitness & gym equipment. Once completed it should be sent to all suppliers on Lot 2||Download|
|Pre-Tender Warm Up Letter||It is recommended best practice to warm up the market in advance of your mini-competition process. Once completed, members can attach this document to a request for quotation in order to contact potential suppliers.||Yes||Download|
CPC are pleased to announce that our Sports, Fitness and Gym Equipment framework has now entered its final extension until 12th April 2023.