This agreement delivers an efficient and compliant route to market for software licenses for colleges.
It provides value for money across the following products and services; Microsoft and associated services, Adobe software specific to ETLA Agreements, Adobe software specific for VIP/CLP Agreements, VMWare including all VMware software and licenses. miscellaneous software and license procurement including IT security software and support, software services including software asset management, software procurement, software auditing services and professional services.
All lots cover maintenance, renewal and consultancy of the relevant products:
It was awarded on 1st December 2016 and runs to 31st August 2020 with a possible extension to 30th November 2020.
|Lot 1: Microsoft||10||View Suppliers|
|Lot 2A: Adobe ETLA Agreements||6||View Suppliers|
|Lot 2B: Adobe VIP/CLP Agreements||6||View Suppliers|
|Lot 3: VMWare||6||View Suppliers|
|Lot 4: Other||10||View Suppliers|
|Lot 5: Software Services||5||View Suppliers|
CPC typically recommends that members undertake a further competition considering your own particular requirements. This agreement gives members three options to acquire your preferred products and services and to ultimately appoint a supplier:
Read the User Guide for further information on how to progress using each of these three options.
Should you wish to call-off from this framework agreement you can do this by means of ranking, further-competition or a combination of ranking and further-competition. Assess your requirement against the lots available to determine the correct lot to use then place a call-off contract from the framework agreement.
Member institutions of SUPC need to complete an ‘Access Agreement’ available in Appendix G) in the first instance and send to the CPC Contract Manager. Please be advised only SUPC members are required to complete an ’Access Agreement’, CPC members do not need to complete this document in order to use the framework.
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 71 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).
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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|
|Desktop Calculator Tool||The Desktop Calculator tool is referenced and explained further on page 10 of the User Guide under the heading Option 2 – Desktop Exercise||Download|
|Appendix B||Framework Specification Section 2||Download|
|Appendix C||Tender Questions asked as part of the framework tender process||Download|
|Appendix E||This document includes the suggested Terms and Conditions for call-off. Institutions may modify the call-off terms provided that the modification does not alter the overall nature of the contract or framework agreement.||Download|
|Appendix H||Pricing for Lot 4||Download|