This framework is an education-focused route to market for outsourcing your managed ICT services.
Suppliers on the framework include a range of local and national managed service providers (MSPs) who have a breadth of knowledge, experience and skills. The MSPs are skilled in utilising systems, communication, flexibility and innovation in order to provide a high-quality outsourced ICT service. The service will be carefully managed through a close provider/client relationship.
You can also use the independent consultancy framework lot to gain an objective recommendation on ICT service systems, processes and policies. Through the appointment of a consultant, your institution may gain efficiencies and cost savings when outsourcing a managed ICT service.
The framework scope includes but is not limited to:
|Lot 1: Outsourced ICT Services||10||View Suppliers|
|Lot 2: Outsourced ICT Consultancy||6||View Suppliers|
Please read the framework user guide and engage with suppliers early on in the process. Please contact suppliers before sending tender documentation out to gain insight into appropriate timescales for the whole process, a better understanding of the market/new technologies and to assist with the creation your institution’s vision.
There are two call-off options for this framework:
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.
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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|
|Consultancy Mini Competition Template||The attached “Invitation to Mini Competition” template document should assist you with running your further competition and once completed should be sent to all suppliers on the framework.||Yes||Download|
|Services Mini Competition Template||The attached “Invitation to Mini Competition” template document should assist you with running your further competition and once completed should be sent to all suppliers on the framework.||Yes||Download|
|Mini Competition Desktop Calculator||Download|
|Pre-Tender Warm Up Letter||It is recommended best practice to warm up the market in advance of your mini-competition process. Once completed, members can attach this document to a request for quotation in order to contact potential suppliers.||Yes||Download|
CPC are very pleased to announce that a new framework agreement for Outsourced ICT support services and ICT consultancy is now available for members to utilise.