The CPC's framework agreement for Library Resources provides members with a full suite of library products and services across four separate lots. The framework agreement includes:
Members looking to acquire books & eBooks should be sure to include ISBN numbers (or a year of publication) in order to assist suppliers with obtaining pricing. It is also recommended that members detail where they require books processing so that bids offered by suppliers include all relevant cost breakdowns
The Department for Education (DfE) recommend this framework to Schools and Academies.
|Lot 1: Library Books||3||View Suppliers|
|Lot 2: Library eBooks||4||View Suppliers|
|Lot 3: Journal/Periodical Subscription Services||2||View Suppliers|
|Lot 4: Library Discovery Services||1||View Suppliers|
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.
|Library Resouces 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 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 Checklist||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 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|