Facilities management services for schools, academies and colleges, is important in the education sector yet facilities management procurement can often be one of the most complex areas of procurement.

Using this facilities management framework, you can procure outsourced facilities management services and design them to best meet the needs of your institution. You can start from as few as any 2 services and grow the portfolio with your chosen provider over the term of your contract. It will save you time as you won’t need to complete a full OJEU tender process every time and it provides regional and national competition.

The list of services included, but not limited to, in the new framework are:

  1. Building cleaning services
  2. Mechanical, electrical and building fabric maintenance services
  3. Catering Services including vending
  4. Security Services
  5. Waste Management services
  6. Grounds Maintenance services
  7. Estates Management
  8. CCTV
  9. CAFM (computer aided facilities management) and Helpdesk
  10. Portable appliance testing
  11. Maintenance of firefighting equipment and systems
  12. Cleaning of the external building fabric, lighting, signage and fixtures and fittings
  13. Pest control
  14. Emergency response, key holding and out of hours call out
  15. Additional Services – reception, postal, energy, water, laundry

Key Facts

Start date
1st October 2021
End date
30th September 2024
Optional extension
30th September 2025

Key Benefits of this Framework

  1. Compliant with The Public Procurement (Amendment Etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020- Users with a requirement with a total value in excess of the threshold (£189,330 for supplies and services as of 1st January 2020) 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 Facilities Management Services in the UK.
  3. Technical guidance and support of experts - Users of this framework may lack the in-house expertise or knowledge to determine the most appropriate Facilities Management Services 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 robust economical and environmental solutions for the education sector.
  4. Support and assistance from the 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 agreement.
  5. Social Value - Regional Sub-Lotting: The framework has been sub-lotted by region for several reasons. Breaking down frameworks into distinct smaller regions gives better opportunities to SME's and will ensure that the social value benefits generated are retained within the region. Equally working with locally based contractors allows for a more quality driven and responsive service from framework contractors.
  6. Safeguarding and 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 public) and employees from foreseeable risks.
  7. Buyers Guide - A Buyers Guide is available for all institutions to view. This includes details of the framework, awarded suppliers, and call off options for members.
  8. Call-Off Options - There are a variety of call-off options available, including a direct award, to institutions, meaning they have flexibility to use the framework to best suit their needs.

Supplier Details

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

How can I use this Framework

Full details can be found in the User Guide, for ease of use a desk top calculator is available for direct award, along with the option to undertake a further competition. A further competition calculator is also available on the website, with further details also 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 £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.

Use This Framework

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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 91 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 mini competition and once completed should be sent to all suppliers on the relevant framework lot. YesDownload
Mini Competition CalculatorThe 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
Desktop CalculatorFor desktop exercise to identify preferred supplier Download
Direct Award Notification Download

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