The Electrical Materials framework has been extended by six months, and will now expire on 31st July 2023. Contracting Authority NWUPC are working on a new agreement for Facilities Supplies which will incorporate Electrical Materials into its scope. They are hopeful the new framework will be available to members in August 2023.
The purpose of this framework agreement is to deliver an efficient and compliant route to market for participating public bodies, by minimising the resource and providing value for money.
The agreement includes, but is not limited to, the scope as follows: Cable, Cable Management, Distribution and Switchgear; Heating, Ventilation and Washroom; Lamps, Lighting Control Gear, Luminaires, Security and Fire; Sustainable Energy Solutions, Test Equipment and Wiring Accessories.
Suppliers were able to offer, though it was not a mandatory requirement that the Supplier provide all, or any, of the following associated services:
CPC typically recommend that members undertake a further competition considering their own particular requirements, however 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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You can buy through our frameworks if your institution is a CPC member. It’s free to join if you are from a school, academy, multi-academy trust, college, university or you offer educational services.
CPC is owned by the education sector and our 86 frameworks are designed to save you money whilst being safe, easy to use and compliant. Your CPC membership also provides:
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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.
|User Guide||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.||Yes||Download|
|Regional Service by Supplier||Download|
|Desktop Calculator||For desktop exercise to identify preferred supplier||Download|
|ITT||This document details all questions put to suppliers in the invitation to tender||Download|
|Basket of Goods||Download|
|Call Off Terms & Conditions||Download|
|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|
|Classroom Ventilation CO2 Monitors||This document includes details of carbon dioxide monitors available through this framework agreement including pricing, stock levels and lead times||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|
We have received several queries from CPC member institutions regarding the government’s scheme to provide Classroom CO2 monitors to schools and would like to share some information that has been passed to us regarding this requirement.
In case you missed it; on the 9th of June 2021, the government announced a ban on halogen light bulbs as of 1st September 2021. In addition to this, fluorescent light bulbs will be phased out, with the intention that they will no longer be on sale by September 2023.