EU Compliant

This framework covers a range of workshop supplies including but not limited to hand tools, power tools, fasteners, fixings, adhesives, ironmongery to our member Institutions for the use of academic workshops and estates departments and / or any relevant course run by our member institutions.

Awarded from 1st September 2014 to 31st August 2018

The CPC have benchmarked this framework and found the average saving to be:

47.89% * As at March 2015

Important: Please read our dedicated User Guide.
It is required reading if you are considering using this framework:

Suppliers List

Supplier Agreement No. Coverage
B&Q PLC 2014/1370 Nationwide
Joseph Gleave & Son 2014/1365 Nationwide
Ridgeons Ltd 2014/1366 Regional
Screwfix Direct Ltd 2014/1367 Nationwide
The Hand & Power Tool Centre Ltd 2014/1368 Nationwide
Tilgear 2014/1369 Nationwide

Associated Documentation

The following documents are associated with this framework. Some are required for successful use of the framework and are clearly marked.
File Details Essential
Buyers Guide Tools Fasteners Fixings Dec 2014This 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. YesDownload
Mini Competition Guidelines Under the EU regulations in respect of framework agreements, if there is more than one supplier, you are, at times, required to carry out a mini-competition within the framework. YesDownload

When using the CPC Website Quotation Tool, if your request is above threshold (£181,302 + VAT), in order to comply with the Public Contracts Regulations concerning receipt of tenders, please ensure bids are not opened before the deadline set. You can do this by accepting bids by post only (not email) and opening them only after the return deadline has expired.

CPC Contract Manager

Name: Ria Logan

Tel: 0161 974 0955


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The contracting authority for this framework is Crescent Purchasing Consortium.