This framework offers a route to market for any member with a requirement relating to entrance and access control systems. It offers a route to market for all entrance and access control needs including supply, design, installation, bureau services, maintenance and repair.
Entrance and access control systems are the critical primary interface to maintain your organisation’s safety and security access permissions. An access control system is an important and effective part of your overall security system and its benefits include:
This framework has a total of 13 suppliers and is split into two distinct categories that relate to a member’s requirements:
It was awarded on 12th November 2018 and runs to 11th November 2021 with a possible extension to 11th November 2022.
|Lot 1: National (Installation & Maintenance)||5||View Suppliers|
|Lot 1A: East Anglia||5||View Suppliers|
|Lot 1B: East Midlands||5||View Suppliers|
|Lot 1C: London||5||View Suppliers|
|Lot 1D: Northern Ireland||5||View Suppliers|
|Lot 1E: North East||5||View Suppliers|
|Lot 1F: North West||5||View Suppliers|
|Lot 1G: Scotland||5||View Suppliers|
|Lot 1H: South East||5||View Suppliers|
|Lot 1I: South Central||5||View Suppliers|
|Lot 1J: South West||5||View Suppliers|
|Lot 1K: West||5||View Suppliers|
|Lot 1L: Wales||5||View Suppliers|
|Lot 1M: West Midlands||5||View Suppliers|
|Lot 1N: Yorkshire||5||View Suppliers|
|Lot 1O: Channel Islands & Isle of Man||5||View Suppliers|
|Lot 2 - National (Consumables, Software & Equipment)||4||View Suppliers|
Due to the diverse nature of our members’ estates and facilities infrastructure, it would not be feasible to develop a framework price list that would encapsulate the full extent of member requirements in this area. Accordingly, members wishing to meet their requirements through this framework should undertake a further competition to refine and confirm their requirements to the relevant framework suppliers. Within the framework user guide, templates have been provided to assist members in undertaking further competitions.
Due to the complexity of requirements in Lot 1, members are advised to allow between 3-4 weeks for suppliers to respond to further competition requests. Depending on the information provided by each member as part of a further competition, suppliers may be required to undertake a site visit/survey in order to tailor their proposal to the member’s specific requirements. Members are also advised to take account of peak demand periods around half-term and end-of-term periods when a large number of members may look to undertake installation/maintenance works. Members should confirm the required completion date for any works required at further competition stage, so that suppliers can allocate sufficient resources to the works delivery as part of their proposals.
Members with a requirement in Lot 2 are advised to allow between 1-2 weeks for suppliers to respond to further competition requests.
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 £189,330.
"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 £189,330, 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.
|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|
|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|
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