This framework agreement provides a one-stop-shop for all your human resource (HR) and payroll service requirements. It has been designed for the education sector and is split across three lots to cover your HR outsourcing and payroll outsourcing requirements:

Lot 1 offers human resource services including: specialist recruitment/e-recruitment, human resource consultancy (employee relations), managed services, human resource transactional services (employee resourcing), training, business and administration support services, transformational services, leadership/management, support services and employee support services.

Lot 2 offers a comprehensive suite of payroll services which are available as a bureau, part-managed or managed service.

Lot 3 offers human resource and payroll as an integrated service.

The services available are not limited to those listed. Suppliers can make their wider portfolio of human resource and payroll services available to you within the broad definition of each lot's services.

Key Facts

Start date
3rd June 2019
End date
2nd October 2022
Optional extension
2nd June 2023
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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. Compliant with Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (PCR 2015)
  2. Choice of proactive and collaborative suppliers who specialise in outsourced payroll and HR services
  3. Time saving and easy to use
  4. CPC Contract Manager assistance and support
  5. Framework specific user guide and supporting documents

Supplier Details

Lots No. Suppliers
Lot 1: HR Services 3 View Suppliers
Supplier Agreement No.
EPM Ltd 2019/2185
Seymour John Limited 2019/2182
The Safety Group t/a Spectra 2019/2183
Lot 2: Payroll Services 5 View Suppliers
Supplier Agreement No.
EPM Ltd 2019/2185
Equiniti HR Solutions Limited 2019/2178
Liberata UK Limited 2019/2184
MHR 2019/2180
Phase 3 Consulting 2019/2181
Lot 3: Integrated HR and Payroll Services 2 View Suppliers
Supplier Agreement No.
EPM Ltd 2019/2185
MHR 2019/2180

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 £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
Call of Terms and ConditionsThis document includes the suggested Terms and Conditions for call-off. Institutions may modify the call-off terms provided that the modification does not alter the overall nature of the contract or framework agreement. Download
Appendix B - Further Competition Template The attached template document should assist you with running your mini competition and once completed should be sent to all suppliers on the relevant framework lot. YesDownload
Framework Purchase Order FormHaving selected your chosen 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
Framework Access Agreement Form 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 Crescent Purchasing Consortium with Dukefield Procurement.

Dukefield Procurement Contact Details