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:
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.
|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 recommend that members undertake a further competition considering their own particular requirements, however please see the user guide for further details.
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 £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.
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 64 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).
To see if your institution is already registered as a CPC member use the search bar below, if your institution is not a member click the Join the CPC button. Remember CPC membership is free for educational establishments.
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|