The framework will cover the Supply, Installation, Management, maintenance and disposal of Data Centre Equipment & Data Cenre Infrastructure plus data centre design and Consultancy. Equipment and/or Infrastructure may be required to existing or brand-new Data Centre environments, for example for fit out, for refurbishment, for relocation or for upgrade purposes.
Equipment and Infrastructure includes Uninterrupted Power Supplies, cooling equipment, generators, gas & fire supression systems, PDUs, server & network racks, cabinets, blanking panels, building management equipment, monitoring equipment, modular and mobile data centre infrastructure as part of modular or prefab units. Data centre related design and consultancy services is included. This list is not exhaustive.
It was awarded on 13th January 2020 and runs to 12th January 2022 with a possible extension to 12th January 2024.
The framework can be utilised via one of the three following options:
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."
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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.
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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|
|Framework Call Off Terms||Having selected your chosen supplier, orders can be placed via the Call-Off Contract Terms and Conditions. Your preferred supplier will populate the Call-Off Contract terms and conditions with the full details of your requirement and then present you with completed Call-Off contract terms and conditions for signature.||Yes||Download|
|Desktop Calculator||For desktop exercise to identify preferred supplier||Download|