The CPC's framework agreement for the market-leading Employee Screening Services offers our members a comprehensive solution designed to cover all employee screening service requirements, including:

  • Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) checks (basic, standard, enhanced and Children’s Barred List (formerly known as List 99) checks)
  • Identity verification (including passport verification).
  • Education qualifications
  • Professional qualifications and licence checks
  • Employment history checks, including gap verification
  • Right to work checks
  • Credit checks
  • Reference checks
  • DVLA driving checks
  • International fraud and sanction checks
  • BS7858 and Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) checks
  • A range of value-added services, including Financial Conduct Authority, MOT and Insurance, Energy and Utility Skills Register, Health and Safety and FACIS checks.

Key Facts

Start date
6th November 2017
End date
5th November 2021
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The Department for Education (DfE) recommend this framework to Schools and Academies.

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Key Benefits of this Framework

  1. Excellent rates throughout. Rates for the popular DBS Enhanced Check, for example, begin from as little as £3.00 (plus the standard check fee charged by Disclosure Barring Service) dependent upon the volume of checks undertaken.
  2. A one-stop shop for all your employee screening needs.
  3. Five fully-assured suppliers offering national availability and provision.
  4. Access to an automated on-line DBS check system (with personalised member front-end), that provides application tracking, comprehensive management information, and reporting capabilities.
  5. A fast route to market using the direct award or mini competition options.

LSBU improved speed and compliance in their screening processes using the CPC’s Employee Screening Services framework

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London South Bank University improved speed and compliance in their screening processes using the CPC’s Employee Screening Services framework

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How can I use this Framework

CPC typically recommend that members undertake a further competition considering their own particular requirements, however in cases of urgent and/or one-off need a Direct Award is also possible.

A support service, designed to remove all associated risks, is available whereby qualified procurement specialists will review your documentation or undertake the further competition on your behalf.

Please see the user guide for further details and contact the CPC Contract Manager should you require any further information.

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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.

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 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
  • The opportunity to get funding from our charity CPL Group

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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.

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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
Call-Off Terms & ConditionsHaving selected your chosen employee screening services supplier, orders can be placed via the Call-Off Contract Terms and Conditions. Your preferred supplier will populate the Call-Off Contract terms and conditions with the full details of your requirement and then present you with completed Call-Off contract terms and conditions for signature. Download
Appendix B - Mini Competition TemplateThe attached template document should assist you with running your further competition and once completed should be sent to all suppliers on the relevant framework lot. Download
Appendix D - Sample Order FormHaving selected your chosen employee screening services supplier, orders can be placed via the Framework Order Form. Your preferred supplier will populate the Order Form with the full details of your requirement and then present you with a completed Order Form for signature. Download
Confidentiality StatementIn order to gain access to the pricing for Employee Screening, we ask that all members sign and return the confidentiality statement to the CPC Helpdesk. Helpdesk will then supply the pricing under the pretence that the document will stay within the organisation. 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

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Contract Manager

The contracting authority for this framework is Crescent Purchasing Consortium with Dukefield Procurement.

Dukefield Procurement Contact Details

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