The purpose of this Framework Agreement is to give CPC members a compliant route to market allowing CPC members to purchase at a substantial and demonstrable discount relative to the marketplace throughout the term of the Framework Agreement.
The Framework Agreement is split into 2 lots as follows:

Lot 1 – Stationery and Education Supplies
Lot 2 – Paper, Print and Specialist

Lot 1 – Stationery and Education Supplies
All your educational supplies under one banner!
This is a one-stop-shop for all of your stationery, education and office supplies.
This Lot for the provision of Stationery and Education Supplies includes but is not limited to the following categories, books and pads, business supplies, cables and wires, catering and kitchen supplies, cleaning products and supplies, computer accessories, data storage, desk accessories, disks/optical media, ergonomic, filing and storage, input accessories, janitorial and tools, labels, media storage, multimedia, office furniture, other hardware, packaging & mailing, paper products, planning and time management, PPE and clothing, presentations and planning, security, stationery, writing and correction.

Lot 2 – Paper, Print and Specialist
This Lot is for the provision of specialist print and paper including but not limited to 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 Lot is not intended to fulfil desktop paper requirements, as this is covered by Lot1.  However, specialist papers are expected to be purchased in smaller quantities rather than pallets.

Key Facts

Start date
1st September 2023
End date
31st August 2025
Optional extension
31st August 2027

Key Benefits of this Framework

  1. Online catalogue and ordering facilities with the ability to have multiple users with varying permission levels, giving full control of spending, product visibility and ordering.
  2. Quick and efficient next day delivery – no waiting for your parcel to arrive.
  3. Agreed price list for all core items.
  4. Non core items offered at considerable discount to members.
  5. Direct line to a dedicated account management team rather than an anonymous call centre.
  6. Management information and reporting available by all approved suppliers.
  7. Social Value and Sustainability at the forefront of the suppliers operations.
  8. Various options to award to ensure you are achieving VFM and compliancy with PCR2015 and your internal procurement regulations.
  9. Free CPC support and assistance with all of your procurement needs.

Supplier Details

Lots No. Suppliers
Lot 1: Stationery and Education Supplies 1 View Suppliers
Supplier Agreement No.
Banner. 2023/6454
Lot 2: Paper, Print and Specialist 6 View Suppliers
Supplier Agreement No.
Antalis Ltd 2023/6451
Banner. 2023/6454
Lyreco 2023/6452
Premier Paper Group Ltd 2023/6457
Springfield Business Papers. 2023/6455
WL Coller Ltd 2023/6456

How can I use this Framework

For Lot 1 Please ensure you complete the Direct Award notice found below within the Associated Documents. Once complete and to set up your account with Banner or to make an enquiry please use the form on this page . You will be notified once set up and you can then place orders quickly and easily with Banner.

For Lot 2 Members can call off in a number of ways and full details are available within the User Guide.


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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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"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

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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 TemplateA CPC template which can be used to carry out a mini / further competition if you wish. YesDownload
Notification of intent to Direct AwardThis document is a notification to inform that a member intends to carry out a direct award of contract under Crescent Purchasing Consortium’s Framework. Download
Mini Competition CalculatorThe attached spreadsheet should assit you running a mini competition, should you not wish to re-evaluate the customer requirements and technical award criteria. It is recommended this mini competition calculator is used alongside the Mini Competition template – with calculator document above. Download
Further 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 Crescent Purchasing Consortium.

Rezia Begum

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