We are pleased to announce the launch of the new Communications Solutions Framework (REF:CPC/DU/TELE/02). This framework has been developed for the education sector to provide a comprehensive set of telecommunications and associated communication supplies, services and solutions to support CPC members with all of their requirements in relation to Communications Solutions, large or small.

The lot structure was developed to a comprehensive suite of solutions across five Lots to cover every eventuality and requirement.

Other benefits of using this framework are:

•          Efficient and easy to use

•          Quicker route for procurement

•          Reduced timescales and costs

•          Dedicated framework user guide and resources

•          Contract manager support

•          National coverage

•         Pre-agreed terms and conditions

Key Facts

Start date
16th December 2022
End date
15th December 2025
Optional extension
15th December 2026

Key Benefits of this Framework

  1. Compliant with Public Contract Regulations
  2. Value for money and competition with a choice of Supplier
  3. Direct Award & Further Competition routes available
  4. Efficient and easy to use
  5. Reduced procurement timescales & costs
  6. Bespoke framework user guide & further competition templates
  7. Contract manager assistance & support

How can I use this Framework

Members have the option of appointing their preferred supplier through Further Competition and 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.

Use This Framework

Sign in to your user account to get a quote.

Don't have a user account? If your institution is already a member, you can create your own user account.

Sign up for free and use this framework

You can buy through our frameworks if your institution is a CPC member. It’s free to join if you are from a school, academy, multi-academy trust, college, university or you offer educational services.

CPC is owned by the education sector and our 86 frameworks are designed to save you money whilst being safe, easy to use and compliant. Your CPC membership also provides:

  • One-to-one procurement support
  • Fully funded CPD accredited procurement courses
  • The opportunity to get funding from our charity CPL Group

CPC has over 9000 members, search to see if your institution is already a member. If your institution is not in the list, click the Join CPC today button.

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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
Further Competition TemplateThe attached template document should assist you with running your further competition and once completed should be sent to all suppliers on the relevant framework lot. YesDownload
Framework Order Form Download
Access Agreement Document Download
Direct Award Desk Top CalculatorFor desktop exercise to identify preferred supplier YesDownload

Contract Manager

The contracting authority for this framework is Crescent Purchasing Consortium with Dukefield Procurement.

Dukefield Procurement Contact Details