This framework agreement covers the supply of PPE, Clothing, Uniforms and First Aid equipment. This framework was set up to allow CPC and participating consortia members to purchase available items in a efficent and value added method. The framework is split into 5 lot as follows:
The Government has advised that there will be a VAT exemption on essential PPE items from the 1st of May to the 31st of October 2020. This means a zero-rate of VAT will apply to sales of personal protective equipment (PPE) for Covid-19, this comes after the removal of import duty from PPE.
It was awarded on 10th May 2020 and runs to 9th May 2022 with a possible extension to 9th May 2024.
|Lot 1: PPE||8||View Suppliers|
|Lot 2: Clothing||8||View Suppliers|
|Lot 3: Uniforms||8||View Suppliers|
|Lot 4: One Stop Shop||3||View Suppliers|
|Lot 5: First Aid||8||View Suppliers|
CPC recommends that Institutions carry out a further competition, inviting all capable suppliers on the framework lot to participate. Further competitions may be undertaken on a requirement-by-requirement basis or members may wish to award a call-off contract to one supplier for a pre-determined contract duration (up to a maximum of 4 years), subject to satisfactory performance and mutual agreement between both parties. CPC have produced a template to support members undertaking a further competition through this framework and that the template should be used to ensure consistency across all framework activity. We advise that Members use the CPC Quote Tool to get access to the competitive terms agreed under this framework.
A Member may also choose to Direct Award to a supplier without having to engage in a further competition process to award a contract. Where time is of the essence and the urgency of a members need make a further competition process unviable, members may direct award a call-off contract.
Further details can be found in the User Guide.
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.
To use this framework and get a quote you need to sign in.
To create a free user account your institution needs to be a CPC member, CPC membership is completely free for educational establishments.
When you join the CPC you will receive some amazing benefits including access to 70 frameworks and specialist procurement advice, plus you won't be inundated with lots of marketing calls and emails that you don't need.
The joining form only takes a few minutes to complete and upon registering as a member you will typically be approved within 10 minutes (during the hours of 9am and 4.30pm).
To see if your institution is already registered as a CPC member use the search bar below, if your institution is not a member click the Join the CPC button. Remember CPC membership is free for educational establishments.
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|
|Further Competition Document||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|
|Direct Award Agreement||This document is to be used where a direct award has been issued through the framework.||Yes||Download|
We have created a series of FAQs to support CPC members with the procurement of PPE.
A further increase in demand of face masks and face coverings is expected due to the updated Government guidance on the use of face coverings within an educational setting.