The CPC's framework agreement for ICT Solutions and Supply of Network Infrastructure offers a complete solution for computer networking products and services for schools, colleges and academies, including:

  • Servers and associated equipment
    (including server racking, cabinets and kernal-based virtual machines (KVM))
  • Enterprise storage solutions (including Network Attached Storage (NAS), Storage Area Network (SAN) etc)
  • Data backup and archiving solutions
  • Networking equipment (including routers, hubs, and switches)
  • Wireless network systems
  • Local Area Networks (LAN) virtualisation
  • Digital infrastructure
  • Online and Cloud storage solutions
  • Network security systems
    (including email/internet monitoring, firewall and network intrusion detection)
  • Separate maintenance, installation, and support services (as a standalone requirement)

It was awarded on 1st February 2017 and runs to 31st January 2019 with a possible extension to 31st January 2021.

Key Benefits of this Framework

  • Competitive pricing across all equipment, and services.
  • A fast and compliant route to market through mini competition
  • Expert advice and services from suppliers, to help you maximise your network infrastructure usage.
  • Contract management support from the CPC team.
  • The CPC's framework agreement

Supplier Details

Lots No. Suppliers
1 - Lot 1: Servers and Associated Equipment 14 View Suppliers
Supplier Agreement No. Coverage
Bechtle Direct Ltd 2016/1721 Nationwide
CAE Technology Services 2016/1722 Nationwide
CDW Limited 2016/1748 Nationwide
Centerprise International 2016/1723 Nationwide
Chess ICT Burnley Limited 2016/1724 Nationwide
Dell Corporation Limited 2016/1751 Nationwide
Itec Connect Ltd 2016/1736 Nationwide
Jandu Technologies Ltd t/a Leegomery Computers 2016/1737 Nationwide
Nviron Limited 2016/1740 Regional
Softcat Ltd 2016/1743 Nationwide
Stone Computers Limited 2016/1742 Nationwide
Total Computer Networks Limited 2016/1744 Nationwide
Virtue Technologies Ltd 2016/1746 Regional
XMA 2016/1747 Nationwide
2 - Lot 2: Enterprise Storage 15 View Suppliers
Supplier Agreement No. Coverage
Bechtle Direct Ltd 2016/1721 Nationwide
CAE Technology Services 2016/1722 Nationwide
CDW Limited 2016/1748 Nationwide
Centerprise International 2016/1723 Nationwide
Chess ICT Burnley Limited 2016/1724 Nationwide
Circle IT Solutions Limited 2016/1725 Nationwide
Dacoll Limited 2016/1726 Nationwide
Dell Corporation Limited 2016/1751 Nationwide
European Electronique 2016/1750 Nationwide
Getech Ltd 2016/1731 Nationwide
Nviron Limited 2016/1740 Regional
Stone Computers Limited 2016/1742 Nationwide
Total Computer Networks Limited 2016/1744 Nationwide
Virtue Technologies Ltd 2016/1746 Regional
XMA 2016/1747 Nationwide
3 - Lot 3: Backup & Archiving 14 View Suppliers
Supplier Agreement No. Coverage
Adept Telecom PLC 2016/1718 Nationwide
CDW Limited 2016/1748 Nationwide
Centerprise International 2016/1723 Nationwide
Chess ICT Burnley Limited 2016/1724 Nationwide
Dacoll Limited 2016/1726 Nationwide
Dell Corporation Limited 2016/1751 Nationwide
Ergo Computing UK Ltd 2016/1728 Nationwide
European Electronique 2016/1750 Nationwide
Itec Connect Ltd 2016/1736 Nationwide
Novosco Ltd 2016/1739 Nationwide
P2V Systems Limited 2016/1741 Nationwide
Stone Computers Limited 2016/1742 Nationwide
Virtue Technologies Ltd 2016/1746 Regional
XMA 2016/1747 Nationwide
4 - Lot 4: Networking Equipment & Services 15 View Suppliers
Supplier Agreement No. Coverage
AIT Partnership Group Ltd 2016/1719 Nationwide
APEX Group Services Limited 2016/1720 Nationwide
CAE Technology Services 2016/1722 Nationwide
CDW Limited 2016/1748 Nationwide
Centerprise International 2016/1723 Nationwide
Circle IT Solutions Limited 2016/1725 Nationwide
Computeam Ltd 2016/1735 Regional
Dacoll Limited 2016/1726 Nationwide
European Electronique 2016/1750 Nationwide
Freedom Communications (UK) Limited 2016/1729 Nationwide
Haptic Networks Limited 2016/1732 Nationwide
Insight Direct (UK) Ltd 2016/1734 Nationwide
Itec Connect Ltd 2016/1736 Nationwide
Nviron Limited 2016/1740 Regional
P2V Systems Limited 2016/1741 Nationwide
5 - Lot 5: Security Hardware 14 View Suppliers
Supplier Agreement No. Coverage
ADA Networks Limited 2016/1717 Nationwide
CAE Technology Services 2016/1722 Nationwide
Chess ICT Burnley Limited 2016/1724 Nationwide
Circle IT Solutions Limited 2016/1725 Nationwide
Dacoll Limited 2016/1726 Nationwide
Dell Corporation Limited 2016/1751 Nationwide
European Electronique 2016/1750 Nationwide
Galtec Solutions Limited 2016/1730 Nationwide
Iboss Cybersecurity 2016/1733 Nationwide
Insight Direct (UK) Ltd 2016/1734 Nationwide
Itec Connect Ltd 2016/1736 Nationwide
ST-Four Limited 2016/1749 Nationwide
Total Computer Networks Limited 2016/1744 Nationwide
Virtue Technologies Ltd 2016/1746 Regional
6 - Lot 6: Maintenance, Installation & Support 16 View Suppliers
Supplier Agreement No. Coverage
Adept Telecom PLC 2016/1718 Nationwide
AIT Partnership Group Ltd 2016/1719 Nationwide
APEX Group Services Limited 2016/1720 Nationwide
CDW Limited 2016/1748 Nationwide
Chess ICT Burnley Limited 2016/1724 Nationwide
Circle IT Solutions Limited 2016/1725 Nationwide
Computeam Ltd 2016/1735 Regional
Dacoll Limited 2016/1726 Nationwide
Empowered SMS Limited 2016/1727 Nationwide
Insight Direct (UK) Ltd 2016/1734 Nationwide
Itec Connect Ltd 2016/1736 Nationwide
Softcat Ltd 2016/1743 Nationwide
Stone Computers Limited 2016/1742 Nationwide
VeryPC Limited 2016/1745 Nationwide
Virtue Technologies Ltd 2016/1746 Regional
XMA 2016/1747 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 framework 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.

Go to Tenet Services

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. For more complex procurements, the CPC Sourcing Cloud is available to offer enhanced features such as having a full audit trail and allowing electronic returns whilst still being free to use for our members.

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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
Further Competition TemplateThe 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.

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