This agreement for ICT Solutions and Supply of Network Infrastructure has been structured to offer a complete solution for computer networking products and services for schools, colleges, academies/academy trusts and universities.

Designed for the education sector, across 6 Lots it offers a bespoke and fully compliant route to market for all your requirements including;


  • Lot 1 – Servers and Associated Equipment - Including server racking, cabinets and kernal-based virtual machines (KVM)

  • Lot 2 – Enterprise Storage - Including server racking, cabinets and kernal-based virtual machines (KVM)

  • Lot 3 – Back up and Archiving - Data backup and archiving solutions

  • Lot 4 - Networking Equipment and Services - Including but not exclusive to; networking equipment (including routers, hubs, and switches), wireless network systems, Local Area Networks (LAN) virtualisation, digital infrastructure, online and cloud storage solutions

  • Lot 5 – Security Hardware - Network security systems including email/internet monitoring, firewall and network intrusion detection

  • Lot 6 – Maintenance, Installation and Support - Separate maintenance, installation and support services (as a standalone requirement

It was awarded on 1st February 2017 and runs to 31st January 2020 with a possible extension to 31st January 2021.

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The Department for Education (DfE) recommend this framework to Schools and Academies.

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Key Benefits of this Framework

  1. Competitive pricing across all equipment and services
  2. A fast and compliant route to market through mini competition
  3. Expert advice and services from suppliers to help you maximise your network infrastructure usage
  4. CPC contract management available including expert commercial and contractual assistance and support
  5. A bespoke user guide including template tender documentation

Supplier Details

Lots No. Suppliers
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
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
Lot 3: Backup & Archiving 14 View Suppliers
Supplier Agreement No. Coverage
Action Point Technology Services 2016/1741 Nationwide
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
Stone Computers Limited 2016/1742 Nationwide
Virtue Technologies Ltd 2016/1746 Regional
XMA 2016/1747 Nationwide
Lot 4: Networking Equipment & Services 15 View Suppliers
Supplier Agreement No. Coverage
Action Point Technology Services 2016/1741 Nationwide
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
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
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 recommends that all members should carry out a further competition, inviting all suppliers on the specific framework Lot to participate. This can be done each time a requirement arises.

We recommend that members read the provided User Guide and use the CPC Quote Tool to get access to the competitive terms agreed under this framework.

Should you wish to use your own tendering system or institutional website(s) to conduct a further competition or if you wish to contact the suppliers via email directly, please ensure that you quote the framework name on any communications you send to the supplier(s). CPC cannot be held responsible if you might have failed to get the CPC terms where the relevant reference is not provided to the supplier(s) at the time of conducting a further competition.


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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.

Use This Framework

To use this framework and get a quote you need to sign in.

Create a User Account

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.

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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.

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