CPC has purchasing arrangements (frameworks) for a huge variety of goods and services. Potential benefits, including savings, to members aswell as methods of access vary from framework to framework. Here we've tried to categorise our frameworks in terms of:

  1. Speed: how long it usually takes in order to access and make best use of the framework
    • Quick Win - Contract could typically be awarded within a week
    • Average Process – Further Competition will typically take 1 to 3 weeks
    • Long Process - Further Competition will take 3 weeks or more
  2. Impact: the benefit your institution is likely to obtain by using the framework, in terms of cost savings and / or improvements in operational effectiveness
    • High Impact - This framework covers areas of high value and/or risk to the institution

Framework Title Type Start Date End Date Optional Extension Date
Corporate Software(Contracting Authority: Crescent Purchasing Consortium)

Contract Effectiveness:

EU Compliant Framework 19th Aug 2013 18th Aug 2017
Desktop Hardware(Contracting Authority: Crescent Purchasing Consortium)

Contract Effectiveness:

EU Compliant Framework 18th Jan 2016 17th Jan 2018 17th Jan 2019
e-Tendering Software(Contracting Authority: Crescent Purchasing Consortium)

Contract Effectiveness:

Negotiated Per agreement
ICT Solutions and Supply of Network Infrastructure(Contracting Authority: Crescent Purchasing Consortium)

Contract Effectiveness:

EU Compliant Framework 1st Feb 2017 31st Jan 2019 31st Jan 2021
Software License Resellers Agreement for Colleges(Contracting Authority: SUPC)

Contract Effectiveness:

EU Compliant Framework 1st Dec 2016 30th Nov 2019 30th Nov 2020
Software Licenses - Academies & Schools(Contracting Authority: Crescent Purchasing Consortium)

Contract Effectiveness:

EU Compliant Framework 1st Aug 2014 31st Jul 2018
Structured Cabling(Contracting Authority: Crescent Purchasing Consortium)

Contract Effectiveness:

EU Compliant Framework 19th Sep 2016 18th Sep 2018 18th Sep 2020
Supply, Installation and management of Data Centre Management equipment and Infrastructure(Contracting Authority: NEUPC)

Contract Effectiveness:

EU Compliant Framework 29th Sep 2015 28th Sep 2017
Telecoms Equipment(Contracting Authority: NWUPC)

Contract Effectiveness:

EU Compliant Framework 1st Dec 2015 30th Nov 2017 30th Nov 2019
Total 9 Arrangements
(8 Frameworks, 1 Negotiated)