This framework is a retender of the previous Promotional Merchandise agreement which expired in April 2023.

The framework scope covers (but is not limited to) the following areas:

Products which can be branded for promotional purposes. Examples of such items include technology products, bags, leisure and sport products, drinkware and ceramics, home and living products, key chains, stationery. Lot 1 will also include direct sales to students

Clothing which can be branded for promotional purposes. Examples of such products include polo shirts, t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, ties, aprons, scarfs.

Lot 2 will also include direct sales to students.

Vouchers and gift cards which can be branded for promotional purposes. Examples include paper vouchers, prepaid cards, gift cards


Key Facts

Start date
1st May 2023
End date
29th April 2025
Optional extension
29th April 2026

Key Benefits of this Framework

  1. Efficiency and ease of use, with the inclusion of mini-competition and direct as call-off methods for all lots
  2. Access to corporate and student purchases and branding
  3. Reduction in procurement timescales
  4. Reduced procurement costs
  5. Detailed and easy to use guides, support and templates
  6. Savings through economies of scale
  7. Long term relationships & greater opportunity to deliver added value/innovation
  8. Opportunities to deliver Social Value & improved community impacts
  9. Opportunities for Early Supplier Involvement to manage risk and improve outcomes

How can I use this Framework

Institutions can call-off from this framework using one of the following two options:

Direct Award - where the terms laid down in the agreement are sufficiently precise to cover the members’ particular requirement and the most economically advantageous offer can be easily identified, the member can award the call-off without reopening competition. This method is recommended for ad-hoc, low value and/or low risk purchases, and institutions are encouraged to reference the framework to ensure they are obtaining framework pricing and terms.

Mini-competition - Member institutions may choose to utilise one of the three mini-competition templates depending on the lot they wish to use. Institutions should allow suppliers a minimum of 2 weeks to respond to their request. Engagement with suppliers prior to this can allow the institution to gain a fuller understanding of timescales, scope etc. regardless of which lot they are utilising.

Tenet logo

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.

Go to Tenet Services

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 85 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.

Search to see if your institution is already a member

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

Contract Manager

The contracting authority for this framework is NWUPC.

Rezia Begum

  • Name: Rezia Begum
  • Tel: 0161 823 1858
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Chat with our helpdesk: Live Chat