The purpose of this Framework Agreement is to deliver an efficient and compliant route to market for CPC members, by minimising the resource and providing value for money. Suppliers on this Framework Agreement can provide, as a minimum: The Framework Agreement for Paper - Printing and Specialist includes, but is not limited to, the following scope; coated and uncoated papers, recycled and virgin papers, cut sheet and reel papers, a variety of paper sizes including SR, A4 and A3 and a variety of FSC and PEFC certified papers. This list is not exhaustive. These products will be utilised in the following areas; commercial printing units and office environments. This Framework is not intended to fulfil desktop paper requirements, as this is covered by the Office Supplies Agreement. However, specialist papers are expected to be purchased in smaller quantities rather than pallets.

Key Facts

Start date
1st January 2018
End date
31st December 2021
Optional extension
31st December 2022

Key Benefits of this Framework

  1. Compliant with Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (PCR 2015)
  2. Choice of Provider
  3. Time Saving & Easy to Use
  4. CPC Contract Manager Assistance & Support
  5. Framework Specific User Guide
  6. Average savings of 18.67% (as at November 2018) Download Savings Summary

Supplier Details

Supplier Agreement No.
Antalis Ltd 2018/1840
Clyde Paper and Print 2018/1845
Elliott Baxter & Company Ltd 2018/1842
Paper 4 Print Ltd 2018/1839
Premier Paper Group Ltd 2018/1841
Springfield Business Papers. 2018/1844
WL Coller Ltd 2018/1843

How can I use this Framework

CPC typically recommend that members undertake a further competition considering their own particular requirements, however please see the user guide for further details.

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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 £189,330.

"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 £189,330, 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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CPC is owned by the education sector and our 70 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
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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
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
Appendix 1ITT Document Download
Call Off Terms & Conditions Download
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

Contract Manager

The contracting authority for this framework is NWUPC.

Majid Khan

  • Name: Majid Khan
  • Tel: 0161 974 0949
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