This fully compliant EU tendered framework is designed to enable institutions to find a contractor with the capability, competency and commitment to deliver a broad range of minor works projects.
A ’minor work’ is a capital project that costs less than £500,000 (excluding VAT), some examples of are:
This is the only education focused framework of its type in the UK and has been specifically designed to reflect the minor works needs and objectives of institutions in the sector. Framework contractors can deliver a wide range of project types through this agreement, including (but not limited to):
It was awarded on 1st July 2019 and runs to 30th June 2021 with a possible extension to 30th June 2023.
|Lot 1: East||3||View Suppliers|
|Lot 2: East Midlands||4||View Suppliers|
|Lot 3: London||5||View Suppliers|
|Lot 4: North East||4||View Suppliers|
|Lot 5: North West||5||View Suppliers|
|Lot 6: Northern Ireland||3||View Suppliers|
|Lot 7: Scotland||4||View Suppliers|
|Lot 8: South East||3||View Suppliers|
|Lot 9: South West||4||View Suppliers|
|Lot 10: Wales||4||View Suppliers|
|Lot 11: West Midlands||3||View Suppliers|
|Lot 12: Yorkshire and Humber||4||View Suppliers|
A further competition template is available to support you through a further competition process for your minor works requirement. You can tailor this document (taking into consideration any advice and guidance provided) to communicate your requirements to the framework suppliers. The template is provided within the User Guide and within the Associated Documentation section below.
Projects will be awarded to the successful contractors on the basis of a further competition between the framework contractors on the relevant Lot. A process map of a typical further competition process is provided within the User Guide.
When you initiate a further-competition you will issue an invitation to participate to all framework contractors within the relevant lot, inviting them to submit a quote for the provision of the Call-Off works.
The mini-competition documentation, should include as a minimum::
Further advice, instructions and guidance is available in the User Guide and Further Competition template.
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 £181,302.
"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 £181,302, 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.
|Framework 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|
|Further Competition Template||The attached template document should assist you with running your further competition and once completed should be sent to all suppliers on the relevant framework lot.||Yes||Download|