CPC’s framework offers a full range of financial services for schools, academies, multi-academy trusts, colleges and universities. You can access a comprehensive range of financial management and managed accounting services, including:

  • Strategic financial management planning and support
  • Financial systems and accounting
  • Financial governance and audit
  • Business continuity
  • Financial training services
  • Ad hoc consultancy services

This framework in finance services has been designed for education sector organisations and it has three lots tailored by institution type:

Lot 1 – provides financial services for any maintained school

Lot 2 – provides financial services for academies and multi academy trusts including existing academies and those converting to academy status

Lot 3 – provides financial services for further and higher education institutions and includes support relevant to the needs and expectations of colleges and universities

Key Facts

Start date
9th August 2021
End date
8th August 2024
Optional extension
8th August 2025

Key Benefits of this Framework

  1. A one stop shop which provides a full suite of financial support and account management services – no need to access multiple frameworks
  2. Compliance with Public Contracts Regulations (PCR 2015)
  3. Competitive fixed rates for services
  4. Standard framework terms and conditions for peace of mind
  5. Framework support services available for advice and guidance
  6. Choice of award procedures – direct award and further competition

How can I use this Framework

You can choose to award business via further competition or direct award across all three lots. Please read the framework user guide for full 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.

Use This Framework

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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.

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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 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. YesDownload
Order Form YesDownload
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
Framework Call Off Terms & ConditionsHaving selected your chosen 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. YesDownload

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Contract Manager

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

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