The purpose of this framework agreement is to deliver an efficient and compliant route to market, by minimising the resource and providing value for money. The products services covered under this framework agreement are:

  • Lot 1: Microsoft for Microsoft software and license procurement and support inclusive of maintenance and renewal, also including consultancy
  • Lot 2A: Adobe ETLA Agreements (site licenses, multi-site or unlimited)
  • Lot 2B: Adobe VIP/CLP Agreements, CLP including perpetual licenses and optional upgrade protection and VIP including named user/device subscription licenses
  • Lot 3: VMWare including all VMware software
  • Lot 4: Other for miscellaneous software and license procurement including IT Security software and support
  • Lot 5: 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 30th November 2019 with a possible extension to 30th November 2020.

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 - Lot 1: Microsoft 10 View Suppliers
Supplier Agreement No. Coverage
Bytes Software Services Ltd 2016/1703 Nationwide
CDW Limited 2016/1704 Nationwide
Civica UK Ltd 2016/1705 Regional
Comparex UK Ltd 2016/1706 Nationwide
Insight Direct Ltd 2016/1697 Nationwide
Phoenix Software Ltd 2016/1698 Nationwide
Pugh Computers 2016/1699 Nationwide
Softcat Ltd 2016/1700 Nationwide
SoftwareONE UK Ltd 2016/1707 Nationwide
XMA 2016/1701 Nationwide
2 - Lot 2A: Adobe ETLA Agreements 6 View Suppliers
Supplier Agreement No. Coverage
Academia Ltd 2016/1702 Nationwide
CDW Limited 2016/1704 Nationwide
Comparex UK Ltd 2016/1706 Nationwide
Insight Direct Ltd 2016/1697 Nationwide
Phoenix Software Ltd 2016/1698 Nationwide
Softcat Ltd 2016/1700 Nationwide
3 - Lot 2B: Adobe VIP/CLP Agreements 6 View Suppliers
Supplier Agreement No. Coverage
Academia Ltd 2016/1702 Nationwide
CDW Limited 2016/1704 Nationwide
Comparex UK Ltd 2016/1706 Nationwide
Insight Direct Ltd 2016/1697 Nationwide
Phoenix Software Ltd 2016/1698 Nationwide
Softcat Ltd 2016/1700 Nationwide
4 - Lot 3: VMWare 6 View Suppliers
Supplier Agreement No. Coverage
Academia Ltd 2016/1702 Nationwide
CDW Limited 2016/1704 Nationwide
Comparex UK Ltd 2016/1706 Nationwide
Insight Direct Ltd 2016/1697 Nationwide
Softcat Ltd 2016/1700 Nationwide
XMA 2016/1701 Nationwide
5 - Lot 4: Other 10 View Suppliers
Supplier Agreement No. Coverage
Academia Ltd 2016/1702 Nationwide
Bytes Software Services Ltd 2016/1703 Nationwide
CDW Limited 2016/1704 Nationwide
Civica UK Ltd 2016/1705 Regional
Comparex UK Ltd 2016/1706 Nationwide
Insight Direct Ltd 2016/1697 Nationwide
Phoenix Software Ltd 2016/1698 Nationwide
Softcat Ltd 2016/1700 Nationwide
SoftwareONE UK Ltd 2016/1707 Nationwide
XMA 2016/1701 Nationwide
6 - Lot 5: Software Services 5 View Suppliers
Supplier Agreement No. Coverage
CDW Limited 2016/1704 Nationwide
Insight Direct Ltd 2016/1697 Nationwide
Phoenix Software Ltd 2016/1698 Nationwide
Softcat Ltd 2016/1700 Nationwide
XMA 2016/1701 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 our frameworks for purchases that fall below £181,302.

"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 £181,302, 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.

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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
Desktop Calculator ToolThe Desktop Calculator tool is referenced and explained further on page 10 of the User Guide under the heading Option 2 – Desktop Exercise Download
Appendix BFramework Specification Section 2 Download
Appendix CTender Questions asked as part of the framework tender process Download
Appendix EThis 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 HPricing Download
Appendix HPricing for Lot 4 Download

Contract Manager

The contracting authority for this framework is SUPC.

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