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.
|Lot 1 – Microsoft||9||View Suppliers|
|Lot 2 – Adobe||10||View Suppliers|
|Lot 3 – Google for Education and Chrome OS||8||View Suppliers|
|Lot 4 –Data Security, Backup and Recovery (excluding Microsoft, Adobe, Google and Chrome Software)||10||View Suppliers|
|Lot 5 - Other Off The Shelf Software including Educational Software||9||View Suppliers|
|Lot 6 – Multi-Purpose Lot (For Lots 1-5)||8||View Suppliers|
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.
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."
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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.
|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|
|Mini Competition Check List||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|