This framework agreement covers the provision for a wide range of software. The agreement allows for Direct Award either on a ranked basis or by using a desktop calculator and Further Competition.To gain best value it is recommended members carry out a Further Competition.The agreement is split into the following lots:
Lot 1 - Microsoft and Associated Services (Single lot for all Microsoft Software, Licenses, maintenance, renewals, support and associated services. To include: EES, Select Plus and CSP agreements. To include consumption-based models via Software As A Service (SAAS) options)
Lot 2 Adobe –split into sub lots:
Lot 2A - ETLA – site licences, multi-site or unlimited
Lot 2B - CLP Agreement (perpetual licenses), VIP Agreement (named user/device licenses) and other adobe products
Lot 3 - VM Ware (VMware software and licenses including support, maintenance, renewals and associated services including consultancy)
Lot 4 - Other – Miscellaneous and commercial off the shelf software and associated services (Miscellaneous software and licenses including support and associated services, maintenance and renewals. Commercial off the shelf software and licenses including support, maintenance and renewals. To include consumption based models via Software As A Service (SAAS) options)
Lot 5 - Software Services including but not limited to software asset management, auditing, cloud services and consultancy (Software services including cloud optimisation services, cloud readiness services, software asset management, training and any professional services related to the products sold via the other lots)
|Lot 1: Microsoft and Associated Services
|Lot 2A: Adobe – (Sub lot 2A) ETLA – site licences, multi-site or unlimited
|Lot 2B: Adobe – (Sub lot 2B) CLP Agreement (perpetual licenses), VIP Agreement (named user/device licenses) and other adobe products
|Lot 3: VM Ware
|Lot 4: Other – Miscellaneous and commercial off the shelf software and associated services
|Lot 5: Software Services including but not limited to software asset management, auditing, cloud services and consultancy
Full details can be found 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.
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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.
|Lot 4 Agreement Pricing
|Lot 5 Agreement Pricing
|SLRA Call Off Contract (1_2_22)
|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
|Pre Tender Supplier Engagement Warm Up 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.
CPC’s new framework agreement for Software License Resellers Agreement for Colleges started on the 22nd February 2021. This framework, let by the Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium (SUPC) and open to CPC members, provides a compliant route to market for our members.