The Telecoms Framework agreement has been set up to deliver an efficient and compliant route to market for members of CPC and other associated parties. Seven suppliers have been awarded a place on the framework across 4 different lots, namely:

  • Lot 1: Headsets – such as headsets for DECT phones, binaural USB headsets, wireless Bluetooth headsets, for desk phones etc.
  • Lot 2: Telephones (and associated products) – such as IP phones/desk phones, long range, cordless DECT phones, Bluetooth USB dongles & expansion modules etc.
  • Lot 3: Infrastructure – including cables, patch panels, tools, testing kits, sockets etc.
  • Lot 4: Two-Way Radios (and associated products)

It was awarded on 1st December 2015 and runs to 30th November 2018 with a possible extension to 30th November 2019.

Key Benefits of this Framework

  • Compliant with OJEU Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (PCR 2015)
  • Choice of Provider
  • Time Saving & Easy to Use
  • CPC Contract Manager Assistance & Support
  • Framework Specific User Guide

Supplier Details

Lots No. Suppliers
1 - Headsets (and associated products) 3 View Suppliers
Supplier Agreement No. Coverage
British Telecommunications PLC (BT) 2016/1547 Nationwide
Communications Solutions UK Limited 2015/1465 Nationwide
Handset Solutions Ltd 2015/1461 Nationwide
2 - Telephones (and associated products) 2 View Suppliers
Supplier Agreement No. Coverage
British Telecommunications PLC (BT) 2016/1547 Nationwide
Handset Solutions Ltd 2015/1461 Nationwide
3 - Infrastructure (cables, patch panels, tools, testing kits, sockets etc) 3 View Suppliers
Supplier Agreement No. Coverage
Blue Helix 2015/1463 Nationwide
British Telecommunications PLC (BT) 2016/1547 Nationwide
Handset Solutions Ltd 2015/1461 Nationwide
4 - Two-Way Radios (and associated products) 2 View Suppliers
Supplier Agreement No. Coverage
Handset Solutions Ltd 2015/1461 Nationwide
Radiocoms Systems Limited 2015/1462 Nationwide

How can I use this Framework

CPC typically recommend that members undertake a further competition considering their own particular requirements, however please see the user guide for further details.

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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 the framework.

"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 more complex procurements, we also have the CPC Sourcing Cloud which offers enhanced features such as having a full audit trail and allowing electronic returns whilst still being free to use for our members.

Use This Framework

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Create a User Account

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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).

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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

Contract Manager

The contracting authority for this framework is NWUPC.

  • Name: Karis Lucano
  • Tel: 0161 974 0958
  • Email: k.lucano@thecpc.ac.uk
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