CPC’s Software Licenses & Associated Services for Academies and Schools Framework Agreement is for the supply and services for software. The framework is specifically aimed at academies and school requirements.

For college member requirements, there is the Software Licence Resellers Agreement for Colleges Framework Agreement and to compliment these agreements there is also a framework agreement available for Corporate Software.

This Software Licenses & Associated Services for Academies and Schools Framework Agreement covers the following:

Lot 1 – Microsoft

Lot 2 – Adobe

Lot 3 – Google for Education and Chrome OS

Lot 4 –Data Security, Backup and Recovery (excluding Microsoft, Adobe, Google and Chrome Software)

Lot 5 - Other Off The Shelf Software including Educational Software Lot 6 – Multi-Purpose Lot (For Lots 1-5)

Further details of the scope of each lot can be found in the User Guide. It should be noted Lot 6 can be used if your requirement covers two or more lots from lots 1 -5. However, you may use the relevant individual lots if you prefer to split your requirement.

CPC are still waiting on some documentation from further suppliers to be awarded a place on this framework.

 If you are wishing to use this framework, please contact the Category Manager: Jane Edwards [email protected] or alternatively the helpdesk [email protected] prior to doing so.

Key Facts

Start date
9th August 2022
End date
8th August 2024
Optional extension
8th August 2026

Key Benefits of this Framework

  1. Competitive Pricing
  2. Range of Suppliers
  3. Direct Ward and Further Competition available
  4. Further Competition Calculator available
  5. The framework is easy to use and saves administrative time
  6. Full compliance with the UK Public Contract Regulations 2015

Supplier Details

Lots No. Suppliers
Lot 1 – Microsoft 7 View Suppliers
Supplier Agreement No.
Academia Ltd 2022/5092
Insight Direct (UK) Ltd 2022/5097
Levett Consultancy Ltd 2022/5098
Odyssey Education 2022/5099
Phoenix Software Ltd 2022/6000
SHI Corporation UK Ltd 2002/6001
Stone Technologies Limited 2002/6002
Lot 2 – Adobe 7 View Suppliers
Supplier Agreement No.
Academia Ltd 2022/5092
Insight Direct (UK) Ltd 2022/5097
Levett Consultancy Ltd 2022/5098
Odyssey Education 2022/5099
Phoenix Software Ltd 2022/6000
SHI Corporation UK Ltd 2002/6001
Stone Technologies Limited 2002/6002
Lot 3 – Google for Education and Chrome OS 6 View Suppliers
Supplier Agreement No.
Getech Ltd 2022/5095
Insight Direct (UK) Ltd 2022/5097
Levett Consultancy Ltd 2022/5098
Odyssey Education 2022/5099
SHI Corporation UK Ltd 2002/6001
Stone Technologies Limited 2002/6002
Lot 4 –Data Security, Backup and Recovery (excluding Microsoft, Adobe, Google and Chrome Software) 8 View Suppliers
Supplier Agreement No.
Academia Ltd 2022/5092
IDNS Ltd 2022/5096
Insight Direct (UK) Ltd 2022/5097
Levett Consultancy Ltd 2022/5098
Odyssey Education 2022/5099
Phoenix Software Ltd 2022/6000
SHI Corporation UK Ltd 2002/6001
Stone Technologies Limited 2002/6002
Lot 5 - Other Off The Shelf Software including Educational Software 7 View Suppliers
Supplier Agreement No.
Academia Ltd 2022/5092
Insight Direct (UK) Ltd 2022/5097
Levett Consultancy Ltd 2022/5098
Odyssey Education 2022/5099
Phoenix Software Ltd 2022/6000
SHI Corporation UK Ltd 2002/6001
Stone Technologies Limited 2002/6002
Lot 6 – Multi-Purpose Lot (For Lots 1-5) 6 View Suppliers
Supplier Agreement No.
Getech Ltd 2022/5095
Insight Direct (UK) Ltd 2022/5097
Levett Consultancy Ltd 2022/5098
Odyssey Education 2022/5099
SHI Corporation UK Ltd 2002/6001
Stone Technologies Limited 2002/6002

How can I use this Framework

You have three options when using this framework agreement that comply with UK Public Contract Regulations:

1. Conduct a Full Further-competition exercise utilising the Further Competition Document template and step-by-step guide provided within the User Guide.

2. Conduct a Further-competition exercise utilising the Further Competition Calculator and Further Competition Document template for use with the calculator and step-by-step guide provided within the User Guide.

3. Direct award – please use the Direct Award Agreement document when a direct award is issued through the framework.

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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 £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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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
Framework User GuideThis 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. YesDownload
Mini Competition Check ListIt 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

Contract Manager

The contracting authority for this framework is Crescent Purchasing Consortium.

Jane Edwards

  • Name: Jane Edwards
  • Tel: 0161 8231860
  • Email: [email protected]
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