The Leasing Services DPS facilitates access to financial funding for members’ assets through experienced lessors and assistance provided by contracted Leasing Advisors at UniLink Finance Ltd.
A wide range of leasing options are available across four lots, for any and all assets an institution may seek to obtain funding for.
|Lot 1: Lease with residual value (Operating Lease) – ICT, technology equipment, AV, smartboards, MFDs and telecoms
|Lot 2: Lease with residual value (Operating Lease) – Vehicles, catering, furniture, gym, modular classrooms, playground equipment, sports pitches and other plant and machinery assets
|Lot 3: Lease with nil residual value (Finance Lease) – All plant and machinery assets
|Lot 4: Loan – All assets
All mini-competitions will be conducted through the Sourcing Cloud platform. Any competition issued under this DPS Agreement should be managed by the CPC appointed Master Lease Vendor, UniLink Finance Ltd.
UniLink Director Phil Harrison can be contacted at [email protected] or 07973 797 087
If you require support in running a further competition via this DPS, 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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A DPS is a procurement tool for works, services and goods. Dynamic purchasing systems are explained in more detail on our DPS page.
The DPS is being managed through the Sourcing Cloud tendering platform. Interested lessors need to create an account (if you don’t already have one) and then use the ‘Opportunity Search’ tool on the dashboard to navigate to the DPS using project reference ‘CA10962’. They will then need to download and complete the ‘Leasing Services DPS ITP Final version November 2022’ document, upload it to the portal and click ‘submit’. All applications will be evaluated within 14 calendar days.
A variable fee subject to drawdown value will be payable to the UniLink Finance Ltd by the successful Supplier and will be set out during the mini-competition stage. A percentage of this fee will be paid to CPC as a Marketing Premium. The fee will be variable based on the value of the Members’ proposed project and will range between 0.75% - 3.00%.
If a DPS supplier chooses not to bid for opportunities published via the DPS or are unsuccessful in their bids for DPS works or projects, there will be no fee due.
These payments help support the management and marketing of the agreement to our members and users from the wider public sector. These requirements are detailed within the Leasing Services DPS ITP document which applicants are required to complete and return to us in order to apply for a position on the DPS.
The following documents are associated with this framework. Some are required for successful use of the framework and are clearly marked.
|Framework User Guide
|This 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.