CPC’s ICT framework is for the supply and delivery of ICT hardware, peripherals and support services. You can get quotes from trusted suppliers across a complete range of new IT equipment and accessories from each of the five dedicated lots. Refurbished and remanufactured equipment is also available. Orders via the framework benefit from free standard delivery.
An overview of the equipment and services available to buy is detailed under each lot – the lists are not exhaustive.
Lot 1 – Desktop PC Solutions
Desktop computers including monitors, keyboards and mice (wired and wireless). Thin clients, high performance and gaming desktops. Bespoke equipment and new technologies providing a desktop solution. Accessories and cables, imaging services, maintenance services and other relevant services including asset tagging, training and support.
Lot 2 – Portable Device Solutions
Laptops, notebooks, netbooks including Chromebooks, tablets, PDA’s, mobile internet devices (excluding mobile phones), charging carts, docking stations, storage trolleys and other related products. Bespoke equipment and new technologies for portable device solutions. Accessories and cables, imaging services, maintenance services and other relevant services including asset tagging, training and support.
Lot 3 – Peripherals
Printers, scanners, monitors, keyboards and mice (wired and wireless). Virtual reality equipment, thin clients and gaming equipment. Headphones, earphones, external hard drives, charging carts, docking stations, memory upgrades, speakers, spares, cables and components. Accessories including locks and brackets, carry cases, memory sticks, telephone handsets (not complete systems). New technologies for peripherals, imaging services, maintenance services and other relevant services including asset tagging, training and support.
Lot 4 – Apple Solutions
A range of Apple Solutions including desktops (iMac), keyboards and mice (wired and wireless). Laptops (MacBook’s), screens, thin clients, tablets (iPads), charging carts, docking stations, accessories and cables. New Apple technologies, maintenance services and other relevant services including asset tagging, Mobile Device Management, training and support.
Lot 5 – Multi-Purpose Lot
This is a multi-purpose lot covering the products and services featured in lots 1, 2 and 3. You can use this lot if you need to order from two or more lots. You may use the relevant individual lots if you prefer.
The Department for Education (DfE) recommend this framework to Schools and Academies.
Lighthouse Learning Trust made a saving of £5,000 using CPC’s ICT Hardware and Peripherals Equipment framework
Lighthouse Learning Trust made a saving of £5,000 over a 3 year contract through using the CPC quote tool
|Lot 1 - Desktop PC Solutions||15||View Suppliers|
|Lot 2 - Portable Devices Solution||15||View Suppliers|
|Lot 3 - Peripherals||8||View Suppliers|
|Lot 4 - Apple Solutions||8||View Suppliers|
|Lot 5 – Multi-Purpose Lot (incorporating requirements of Lots 1 -3)||15||View Suppliers|
Please read the User Guide to find out how to use the framework. The recommended route is to complete a further competition. Direct award is also available. You also have the option to use the desktop calculator for direct award or further competition calculator when completing a procurement exercise through this framework. You will find the calculators with supporting videos in the User Guide.
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 £213,477.
"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 £213,477, 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.
Sign in to your user account to get a quote.
Don't have a user account? If your institution is already a member, you can create your own user account.
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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.
|ICT Hardware Framework 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 - Direct Award Video||A video explaining how to use the ICT Hardware and Peripherals Desktop Calculator for a Direct Award under the Framework.||Download|
|Mini Competition Calculator Video Guide||A video explaining how to use the ICT Hardware and Peripherals Mini Competition Calculator for a Mini / Further Competition under the Framework.||Download|
|Mini Competition Checklist||It is recommended that members utilise this checklist when undertaking a mini-competition process to maximise the likelihood of obtaining a satisfactory quantity and quality of bid responses from suppliers||Yes||Download|
|Pre-tender supplier engagement letter||The aim of this template letter is to let suppliers know further in advance of potential requirements and allow for market engagement to encourage a greater number of suppliers returns for your requirement.||Download|
There are still issues with stock availability for ICT equipment, so CPC recommend that members engage with suppliers early. Planning your requirements now for the rest of 2022 will ensure the best chances of sourcing your IT requirements.
Our suppliers are working closely with their partners to minimise disruption to CPC members and there is a stock availability update on our ICT framework web page.
CPC’s ICT Hardware and Peripherals Equipment framework has the option of both Direct Award and Further Competition available for members. We have recorded two short videos demonstrating how to use a desktop calculator for both of these tendering options to help you save time in awarding your contracts.
Hopwood Hall College used both CPC’s ICT Hardware and Peripherals Equipment framework and ICT Solutions and Supply of Network Infrastructure framework to supply 1000 pieces of equipment to support remote learning.
The Department for Education has approved the CPC ICT Hardware and Peripherals Equipment agreement and it is recommended on the ‘Find a DfE approved framework for your school’ website.