This agreement can be used to purchase grounds maintenance for schools, academies, colleges and universities. It will enable you to secure a broad range of ground maintenance contracts to best meet the needs of your institution.

You can secure value for money due to competition between the 18 specialist grounds maintenance suppliers over 12 regional lots and a national lot. You will also save time as you won’t need to complete a full tender process.

This is a new version our previous grounds maintenance framework which was very successful. It has added value for CPC members and now provides members pricing plus desktop calculators for direct award and mini competitions. It also provides opportunities to deliver social value and improve community impacts.

Use this framework for all or part of the following elements:

  • Parks and green space management
  • Grass cutting
  • Turf maintenance
  • Border maintenance and planting, including pruning, feeding, weeding and pest/disease
  • Weed and vegetation control
  • Pesticide/weed control application
  • Seasonal planting and maintenance
  • Hedge and tree work (including tree removals)
  • Nature conservation
  • Surface cleaning including hard surface and tarmac areas
  • Playground equipment maintenance
  • Winter services
  • Leaf collecting
  • Litter picking including sharps
  • General grounds requirements
  • Fence line maintenance
  • Tree maintenance (immature & mature)
  • Fine sports turf including pitch marking and sports pitch/field maintenance (scarifying, spiking and harrowing of sports fields)
  • Other outdoor non-synthetic sports surfaces (if you require synthetic sports pitches or maintenance use CPC’s Synthetic Sports Facilities framework)

Key Facts

Start date
23rd November 2020
End date
22nd November 2024

Key Benefits of this Framework

  1. Compliant with Public Contract Regulations 2015 - users with a grounds maintenance requirement with a total value in excess of the threshold (£214,904 for supplies and services as of 1st January 2024) can be assured that this framework is fully compliant with all relevant regulations
  2. Full compliance with all relevant legislation and technical standards - all framework contractors are compliant with the principal pieces of legislation which govern the provision of maintenance services and equipment in the UK
  3. Technical guidance and support of experts – the framework contractors are industry experts with a proven track record of delivering robust economical and environmental solutions for the education sector
  4. Technical and COSHH data sheets will be provided for all chemicals used - contractors will provide support and advice for risk assessments and planning for emergencies
  5. Support and assistance from a dedicated CPC contract manager - to resolve any queries and issues that arise during the agreement
  6. Social value and regional lots - the framework has been sub-lotted into smaller regions to give better opportunities to SME's and ensure the social value benefits generated are retained within the region. It allows for a more quality driven and responsive service from framework contractors
  7. Safeguarding and DBS - all contractors have been assessed and evaluated in terms of their approach to safeguarding. They understand the importance of delivering high quality and safety driven services, whilst recognising their duty of care to protect customers (students, staff and the public) and employees from foreseeable risks
  8. Buyers guide - this includes details of the framework, awarded suppliers and call off options
  9. Call-off options – including direct award so you have flexibility to use the framework to best suit your needs.

Supplier Details

Lots No. Suppliers
Lot 1: East Grounds Maintenance 10 View Suppliers
Lot 2: East Midlands Grounds Maintenance 11 View Suppliers
Lot 3: London Grounds Maintenance 9 View Suppliers
Lot 4: North East Grounds Maintenance 6 View Suppliers
Lot 5: North West Grounds Maintenance 7 View Suppliers
Lot 6: Northern Ireland Grounds Maintenance 3 View Suppliers
Lot 7: Scotland Grounds Maintenance 3 View Suppliers
Lot 8: South East Grounds Maintenance 10 View Suppliers
Lot 9: South West Grounds Maintenance 6 View Suppliers
Lot 10: Wales Grounds Maintenance 4 View Suppliers
Lot 11: West Midlands Grounds Maintenance 10 View Suppliers
Lot 12: Yorkshire and Humber Grounds Maintenance 6 View Suppliers
Lot 13: National Grounds Maintenance 2 View Suppliers
Supplier Agreement No.
Id Verde Ltd (formally The Landscape Group Ltd) 2020/2427

How can I use this Framework

Full details can be found in the User Guide, for ease of use there is a Desktop Calculator for direct award. There is also a Mini Competition Calculator to undertake a further competition with more details available in the User Guide regarding the call off process.

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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 £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.

Use This Framework

Sign in to your user account to get a quote.

Don't have a user account? If your institution is already a member, you can create your own user account.

Sign up for free and use this framework

You can buy through our frameworks if your institution is a CPC member. It’s free to join if you are from a school, academy, multi-academy trust, college, university or you offer educational services.

CPC is owned by the education sector and our 88 frameworks are designed to save you money whilst being safe, easy to use and compliant. Your CPC membership also provides:

  • One-to-one procurement support
  • Fully funded CPD accredited procurement courses
  • The opportunity to get funding from our charity CPL Group

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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
Framework 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
Further Competition TemplateThe 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. YesDownload
Mini Competition CalculatorFor use when carrying out a further / mini competition in conjunction with the ‘Mini Competition Calculator Template’. Download
Desktop CalculatorFor desktop exercise to identify preferred supplier Download
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.

Keeley Blackburn

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