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;
It was awarded on 1st February 2017 and runs to 31st January 2020 with a possible extension to 31st January 2021.
The Department for Education (DfE) recommend this framework to Schools and Academies.
|Lot 1: Servers and Associated Equipment||14||View Suppliers|
|Lot 2: Enterprise Storage||15||View Suppliers|
|Lot 3: Backup & Archiving||14||View Suppliers|
|Lot 4: Networking Equipment & Services||15||View Suppliers|
|Lot 5: Security Hardware||14||View Suppliers|
|Lot 6: Maintenance, Installation & Support||16||View Suppliers|
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.
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.
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 66 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|
|Further Competition Template||The 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.||Yes||Download|