The re-tendered Building Materials, Tools and Hardware framework offers access to the the supply of a wide range of Building Materials, Tools and Hardware Supplies which include Brick, Roofing Materials, Plasterboards, Timber Materials, Tools, and Fixings to be purchased in varying quantities during the framework period.  In addition to this, the framework will cater for all hand & power tools needs of CPC members.

The Framework Agreement offers CPC members a compliant route to market allowing purchases to be made at a substantial and demonstrable discount relative to the marketplace throughout the term of the Framework Agreement.

A major consideration for any quote request (regardless of lot choice) should be lead times. Members are recommended to contact suppliers before going out to tender so that an understanding can be gained of the lead times and the effect this may have on a process.

Key Facts

Start date
19th February 2023
End date
18th February 2026
Optional extension
18th February 2027

Key Benefits of this Framework

  1. Compliant with Public Contract Regulations 2015 (PCR2015)
  2. Choice of Provider
  3. Time Saving & Easy to use
  4. CPC Contract Manager Assistance & Support
  5. Framework Specific User Guide
  6. One Stop Shop
  7. Direct Award

How can I use this Framework

  • Direct Award - Where the terms laid down in the agreement are sufficiently precise to cover the member’s requirement and the most economically advantageous offer can easily be identified, the member can award the call-off without re-opening competition. The discounts offered are available within this User Guide. Members may or may not use a desktop exercise as detailed below to attain which supplier represents the Most Advantageous Tender.


  •  Further Competition - Members are encouraged to engage in Further Competition to secure best value, inviting all capable suppliers on the framework lot to participate. This can be done each time a requirement arises, or you can award to one supplier for a reasonable duration subject to performance and mutual agreement. Call-off contracts can continue after the relevant framework agreement has expired if it is a typical call-off and the purpose is not to distort competition. However, guidance suggests that the call-off should not be longer than the total duration of the framework. Members can design the Customer Requirements to reflect their individual requirements and they can change the award criteria weightings.
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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 £213,477.

"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 £213,477, 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 86 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 DocumentThe 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

Contract Manager

The contracting authority for this framework is Crescent Purchasing Consortium.

Keeley Blackburn

  • Name: Keeley Blackburn
  • Tel: 0161 974 0964
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