Prior to this tender process, CPC managed a successful Construction Workshop and Estates Supplies agreement, of which a lot for paint and sundries were included. After much discussion, CPC came to the conclusion that the Paint lot would better serve their members requirements if it were its own standalone framework agreement.
CPC envisages that the end users of the framework will be primarily estates & facilities managers looking to give areas of their institution a new lease of life with colours that encourage learning and help to influence a positive mood, whilst ensuring the products are durable and made to a high standard. Students studying painting & decorating courses are also likely to benefit.
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 £214,904.
"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 £214,904, 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.
|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.
|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
|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.
Crown Paints have announced that as of 1st July 2022, there has been an increase in prices for all non-tendered products.
CPC would like to inform you that from 1st May 2022, there will be price increases to most items available to purchase from Crown Paints. CPC have been working closely with Crown over 2021 to ensure that despite the current challenges present, members are able to continue to obtain substantial discounts relative to the market.
Due to significant changes in the construction market, there have been some updates to pricing from suppliers on CPC’s Paint and Decorating Supplies framework.
Is your institution considering freshening up the corridors, classrooms, creating a new space for students to relax, or adding a new building over the summer holidays? Then look no further than CPC’s Paint and Decorating Supplies framework which has all the products you need!