CPC’s Corporate Software & Related Products and Services Framework Agreement covers the following areas.

Lot 1 – Financial Management Software
Lot 2 – Human Resource Software
Lot 3 – Payroll System Software
Lot 4 – Multi-Purpose Lot for Lots 1 -3
Lot 5 – Management Information Systems (MIS)
Lot 6 – Educational Management and Communications Software excluding MIS
Lot 7 – Project Management & Resource Planning Software
Lot 8 – Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Systems
Lot 9 – Estates Management Software including CAFM Systems
 
Full details of the lot scope are contained within the User Guide. This scope has been expanded considerably compared to the previous agreement. In order to achieve best value and to simplify the process it is highly recommend that members carry out pre-market engagement with all suppliers by lot, for their requirement prior to developing their final documentation and specifications. There is a pre-market engagement section within the User Guide to help you.

Please note CPC have other software frameworks should this not meet your requirements:

Software Licenses & Associated Services for Academies and Schools - CPC (thecpc.ac.uk)

Software Licence Resellers Agreement for Colleges - Crescent Purchasing Consortium (CPC) (thecpc.ac.uk)

Key Facts

Start date
1st September 2022
End date
31st August 2024
Optional extension
31st August 2026

Key Benefits of this Framework

  1. Range of knowledgeable Suppliers
  2. Direct Award and Further Competition available
  3. Extended scope of the framework agreement
  4. Full compliance with the UK Public Contract Regulations 2015

Supplier Details

Lots No. Suppliers
Lot 1 – Financial Management Software 7 View Suppliers
Lot 2 – Human Resource Software 5 View Suppliers
Supplier Agreement No.
Advanced Business Software and Solutions Limited 2022/6007
Cara Digital 2022/6008
Civica UK Ltd 2022/6016
Insight Direct (UK) Ltd 2022/6018
MHR 2022/6012
Lot 3 – Payroll System Software 4 View Suppliers
Supplier Agreement No.
Advanced Business Software and Solutions Limited 2022/6007
Civica UK Ltd 2022/6016
Insight Direct (UK) Ltd 2022/6018
MHR 2022/6012
Lot 4 – Multi-Purpose Lot for Lots 1 -3 6 View Suppliers
Lot 5 – Management Information Systems (MIS) 5 View Suppliers
Lot 6 – Educational Management and Communications Software excluding MIS 3 View Suppliers
Lot 7 – Project Management & Resource Planning Software 4 View Suppliers
Lot 8 – Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Systems 6 View Suppliers
Lot 9 – Estates Management Software including CAFM Systems 3 View Suppliers
Supplier Agreement No.
Civica UK Ltd 2022/6016
Insight Direct (UK) Ltd 2022/6018
Tribal Education Limited 2022/6014

How can I use this Framework

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

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

2. Direct Award

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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 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 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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The contracting authority for this framework is Crescent Purchasing Consortium.

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