This is a retender of the previous print and related framework to make it more relevant to the print and design market by including digital alternatives, amended lot structure and social value. This especially includes more detailed innovation requirement and the need to deliver Social Value/added value to members.Below is the lot structure where print and design have been merged to create one lot where members can utilise both services or as stand-alone service e.g. print or print and design.

• Lot 1: Print and design

• Lot 2: Fully Managed Print Service

The general types of products that this framework will cover include but are not limited to the following elements:

• Flyers

• Curriculum Booklets

• Posters

• Wall Stickers

• Basic design, artwork, and page layout

• Alternative formats e.g., Braille different language

• Digital Assets

Key Facts

Start date
18th February 2022
End date
18th February 2025
Optional extension
18th February 2026

Key Benefits of this Framework

  1. Compliant with Public Contract Regulations 2015 (PCR 2015)
  2. Time saving and easy to use
  3. Support and assistance from the CPC Contract Manager and a framework specific ‘User Guide'
  4. CPC offer a benchmarking service which you can use to compare the pricing of your current agreement with the pricing on this framework
  5. Social Value on offer from all Suppliers

How can I use this Framework

There are two options to engage with suppliers on this framework agreement: Direct Award (Lot 1 Only): This method can be used where all the terms and objective conditions (award criteria) are set out within the procurement documents to allow you to make a decision for award of the contract. This choice must be made based on the objective criteria laid out and you cannot introduce new or amended criteria. Desktop Exercises: 1. If the weightings laid down in the evaluation process do reflect the requirements of the Institution and if the prices / terms are sufficiently precise for the institution(s) to clearly identify who offers the best value for money they can select the best price for their requirement from the supplier price lists to determine the overall most economically advantageous tender by using the desktop calculator. 2. It is anticipated that a Direct Award may be used in occasional instances of urgent need and/or a one-off need.

For this purpose the Institution will select the best price for their requirements from the supplier price lists to determine the successful bidder. Mini Competition (single option): If your requirements are not reflected in the evaluation process, you are required to invite all capable suppliers on the relevant framework lot to submit pricing for your requirements. You will be able to adjust the quality requirements on the desktop calculator accordingly. This can be done each time a requirement arises or you can award to one supplier for a reasonable duration subject to performance and mutual agreement.

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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.

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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
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

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Contract Manager

The contracting authority for this framework is Crescent Purchasing Consortium.

Rezia Begum

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