Building on the successes of previous iterations of this framework agreement, CPC are delighted to offer members this latest framework which covers a broad spectrum of security services which are centred around the needs of the education sector.

The framework serves as a route to market for any members with a a requirement for the following types of security service (please note this list is not exhaustive):

  • Manned or Static Guarding
  • Mobile Patrols
  • Key Holding Services
  • Security/Detection Dogs
  • Escort Services
  • Security Reviews and Consultations
  • Alarm and Incident Response
  • CCTV Monitoring
  • Hand-Held metal Detection and/or Walk-Through Metal detectors

Key Facts

Start date
13th April 2020
End date
12th April 2023
Optional extension
12th April 2024

Key Benefits of this Framework

  1. Compliant with Public Contract Regulations 2015 - Users with a Security Services requirement with a total value in excess of the threshold (£663,540 for services falling under the Light Touch Regime as of January 2020) can be assured that this framework is fully compliant with all relevant regulations.
  2. Direct Award & Further Competition Mechanisms - As a result of our pre-market engagement with stakeholders, we have provided framework users with choice of Direct Award and Further Competition mechanisms to identify their preferred Security Contractor. This flexibility will give users greater control of their process and enable them to better demonstrate best value has been achieved for their institution.
  3. Technical guidance & support of experts - Users of this framework may lack the in-house expertise or technical skill to determine the most appropriate Security options for their institution. Users of this framework will therefore benefit from the technical support and guidance of industry experts with a proven track record of delivering economical and robust solutions for the education sector.
  4. Safeguarding & DBS - All framework contractors have been assessed and evaluated in terms of their approach to safeguarding. The framework contractors understand the importance of delivering high quality and safety-driven services, whilst recognising their duty of care to protect customers (students, staff and the general public) and employees from foreseeable risks associated with working on site.
  5. Regional Sub-Lotting – Social Value - The framework has been sub-lotted by region for a number of reasons. Breaking down frameworks into distinct smaller regions gives better opportunities to SME’s and will ensure that the social value benefits generated from a project are retained within the region. Equally, working with locally based contractors allows for a more quality driven and responsive service from framework contractors.
  6. User Approved - In order to ensure the framework fully reflects user’s requirements in this area, extensive pre-market consultation was undertaken with Estates and Facilities officers within CPC member institutions. The framework is endorsed by these officers.
  7. Support and assistance from CPC Contract Manager - Users of this framework will be supported and assisted by a dedicated contract manager to resolve any queries and issues that arise during the course of the agreement.
  8. Detailed User Guides and Further Competition templates - A range of guides and templates will enable users of the framework to comprehensively articulate their requirements to the framework contractors

Supplier Details

Lots No. Suppliers
Lot 1: East 8 View Suppliers
Lot 2: East Midlands 8 View Suppliers
Lot 3: London 8 View Suppliers
Lot 4: North East 8 View Suppliers
Lot 5: North West 8 View Suppliers
Lot 6: Northern Ireland 7 View Suppliers
Lot 7: Scotland 8 View Suppliers
Lot 8: South East 8 View Suppliers
Lot 9: South West 8 View Suppliers
Lot 10: Wales 8 View Suppliers
Lot 11: West Midlands 8 View Suppliers
Lot 12: Yorkshire and Humber 8 View Suppliers

How can I use this Framework

Users of this framework will have the option to either undertake a further competition to determine the best value offer from their regional suppliers or conduct a direct award in line with the framework guidance. Direct award & further competition templates (complete with advice and guidance) is available to members utilising this framework agreement.

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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.

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Get a Quote

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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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
User GuideThis 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 ChecklistIt 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 YesDownload

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Contract Manager

The contracting authority for this framework is Crescent Purchasing Consortium.

Peter McMullan

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