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 this 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)

Key Facts

Start date
22nd February 2021
End date
21st February 2024
Optional extension
21st February 2025

Key Benefits of this Framework

  1. To provide an easy and compliant route to the market – Direct Award and Further Competition available
  2. To ensure all Members have maximum choice of suppliers
  3. Contract managed to provide structured KPIs to ensure effective commercial and operational management of the Framework Agreement and its suppliers
  4. To ensure all suppliers are responsible and sustainable suppliers
  5. CPC offer a benchmarking service which you can use to compare the pricing of your current agreement with the pricing on this framework.
  6. To enable Members to buy a range of products through single source options
  7. To enable Members to consolidate and reduce their supplier base for software licensing

Supplier Details

Lots No. Suppliers
Lot 1: Microsoft and Associated Services 10 View Suppliers
Supplier Agreement No.
Bytes Software Services Ltd 2021/2467
CDW Limited 2021/2468
Civica UK Ltd 2021/2469
Insight Direct Ltd 2021/2470
Phoenix Software Ltd. 2021/2471
Pugh Computers 2021/2472
Softcat Ltd 2021/2473
SoftwareONE UK Ltd 2021/2474
Trustmarque Solutions Ltd 2021/2475
XMA 2021/2476
Lot 2A: Adobe – (Sub lot 2A) ETLA – site licences, multi-site or unlimited 7 View Suppliers
Supplier Agreement No.
Academia Ltd. 2021/2466
Bytes Software Services Ltd 2021/2467
CDW Limited 2021/2468
Insight Direct Ltd 2021/2470
Phoenix Software Ltd. 2021/2471
Softcat Ltd 2021/2473
SoftwareONE UK Ltd 2021/2474
Lot 2B: Adobe – (Sub lot 2B) CLP Agreement (perpetual licenses), VIP Agreement (named user/device licenses) and other adobe products 6 View Suppliers
Supplier Agreement No.
Academia Ltd. 2021/2466
Bytes Software Services Ltd 2021/2467
CDW Limited 2021/2468
Insight Direct Ltd 2021/2470
Phoenix Software Ltd. 2021/2471
Softcat Ltd 2021/2473
Lot 3: VM Ware 6 View Suppliers
Supplier Agreement No.
Academia Ltd. 2021/2466
CDW Limited 2021/2468
Phoenix Software Ltd. 2021/2471
Softcat Ltd 2021/2473
SoftwareONE UK Ltd 2021/2474
XMA 2021/2476
Lot 4: Other – Miscellaneous and commercial off the shelf software and associated services 8 View Suppliers
Supplier Agreement No.
Academia Ltd. 2021/2466
CDW Limited 2021/2468
Civica UK Ltd 2021/2469
Phoenix Software Ltd. 2021/2471
Pugh Computers 2021/2472
Softcat Ltd 2021/2473
SoftwareONE UK Ltd 2021/2474
XMA 2021/2476
Lot 5: Software Services including but not limited to software asset management, auditing, cloud services and consultancy 6 View Suppliers
Supplier Agreement No.
Academia Ltd. 2021/2466
CDW Limited 2021/2468
Civica UK Ltd 2021/2469
Insight Direct Ltd 2021/2470
Phoenix Software Ltd. 2021/2471
XMA 2021/2476

How can I use this Framework

Full details can be found in the user guide.

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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 £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.

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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 Guide YesDownload
Pricing Schedule YesDownload
Desktop Calculator YesDownload
Lot 4 Agreement Pricing YesDownload
Lot 5 Agreement Pricing YesDownload
SLRA Call Off Contracts YesDownload
Mini Competition ChecklistIt 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 YesDownload
Pre Tender Supplier Engagement Warm Up LetterThe 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

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