Perform and manage a further competition exercise on one of the many eligible frameworks that are available through CPC. Under OJEU Regulations in respect of framework agreements, if there is more than one supplier and there is not a fixed price list you are required to carry out a further competition exercise.
In running a further competition exercise you must give opportunity to all eligible suppliers to submit a proposal in response to your requirement; the CPC Quote Tool can help you to manage this process.
The CPC Quote Tool will allow you to:
In order to comply with the Public Contracts Regulations concerning the receipt of tenders, when your request is above threshold (£164.2k + VAT) please ensure bids are not opened before the set deadline. You can do this by accepting bids by post only (not email) and opening them only after the return deadline has expired.
* It is the user's responsibility to ensure that the tool is used compliantly and that all relevant suppliers have received notice of the request. CPC shall not be held responsible for errors or omissions that cause compliance concerns for the user if the user has not checked for, and actioned anomalies.
Here you will find the full archive of quote requests that have been made by your institution. For any quotes where the framework is still live you have the facility to: