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
Audit Services(Contracting Authority: Crescent Purchasing Consortium)

Contract Effectiveness:

EU Compliant Framework 5th Dec 2016 4th Dec 2019 4th Dec 2020
Cash and Valuables In Transit Services(Contracting Authority: NEUPC)

Contract Effectiveness:

EU Compliant Framework 1st Oct 2013 30th Sep 2017
Childcare Vouchers(Contracting Authority: Crescent Purchasing Consortium)

Contract Effectiveness:

Negotiated Per agreement
Consultancy Procurement(Contracting Authority: Crescent Purchasing Consortium)

Contract Effectiveness:

Negotiated Per agreement
Insurance and Associated Services for Colleges(Contracting Authority: Crescent Purchasing Consortium)

Contract Effectiveness:

EU Compliant Framework 1st Aug 2017 31st Jul 2019 31st Jul 2021
Insurance Consultancy & Tender Management Service(Contracting Authority: Crescent Purchasing Consortium)

Contract Effectiveness:

Negotiated Per agreement
Insurance for Academies, Free Schools & Similar Institutions(Contracting Authority: Crescent Purchasing Consortium)

Contract Effectiveness:

EU Compliant Framework 1st Jul 2016 30th Jun 2018 30th Jun 2020
Legal Services(Contracting Authority: Crescent Purchasing Consortium)

Contract Effectiveness:

EU Compliant Framework 1st Feb 2014 31st Jan 2018
National Education Recruitment Advertising & Resourcing Services 2014 (NERARS 2014)(Contracting Authority: SUPC)

Contract Effectiveness:

EU Compliant Framework 1st Jan 2015 31st Dec 2018
Procurement Services(Contracting Authority: Crescent Purchasing Consortium)

Contract Effectiveness:

Negotiated Per agreement
Staff Absence Insurance & Associated Services(Contracting Authority: Crescent Purchasing Consortium)

Contract Effectiveness:

EU Compliant Framework 1st Sep 2016 31st Aug 2019 31st Aug 2020
Temporary and Permanent Staffing(Contracting Authority: Crescent Purchasing Consortium)

Contract Effectiveness:

EU Compliant Framework 10th Feb 2014 9th Feb 2018
Total 12 Arrangements
(8 Frameworks, 4 Negotiated)