This fully compliant EU tendered framework is designed to enable institutions to find a contractor with the capability, competency and commitment to deliver a broad range of minor works projects.

A ’minor work’ is a capital project that costs less than £500,000 (excluding VAT), some examples of are:

  • Minor works schemes that meet inescapable statutory requirements such as Health and Safety, Fire Protection and our statutory obligations (for example, under the Disability Discrimination Act)
  • Essential minor works to ensure the integrity and suitability of the estate
  • Curriculum based minor works schemes that would meet currently unmet needs in institutions
  • Minor works schemes where an application has been made for a contribution towards capital works.

This is the only education focused framework of its type in the UK and has been specifically designed to reflect the minor works needs and objectives of institutions in the sector. Framework contractors can deliver a wide range of project types through this agreement, including (but not limited to):

  • External building fabric repairs and maintenance
  • Gutters, fascia, downpipes, roofs, render, brick, stone, windows and doors
  • Internal building repairs
  • Vandal damage, water damage, repairs to windows, windows, replacement
  • flooring, kitchen and toilet area repairs, redecorations and minor alterations
  • Selective interventions throughout an existing building
  • Small internal building refurbishments and alterations
  • New and refurbished kitchens
  • New and refurbished toilet areas, changing rooms, shower rooms and cloak rooms
  • Fire protection works (doors, ceiling voids, escape doors)
  • Classroom and teaching area refurbishments (new ceilings, lighting, partitions, wall openings, flooring, fixtures, doors and sinks)
  • Office area alterations and refurbishments
  • Flood and fire damage repairs
  • Disabled access upgrades – ramps, handrails and doors
  • Small extensions
  • Kitchen blocks and toilet blocks
  • Associated mechanical and electrical (M&E) provision
  • Classroom extensions
  • Alterations and remodelling

Key Facts

Start date
1st July 2019
End date
30th June 2021
Optional extension
30th June 2023

Key Benefits of this Deal

  1. Contractors have a wide range of specialisms and expertise
  2. Rather than employ multiple specialist contractors to deliver your project, you will have a single relationship with a contractor capable of delivering all works (whether through in-house resources or through their external supply chain). It is anticipated that this single relationship will create efficiencies and synergies in terms of time, quality and cost
  3. The regional lots will allow you to engage with local contractors, ensuring your projects deliver benefits in the local economy such as investment in skills and training, minimising the impact of the works on the environment, creating work opportunities for local people and supporting local businesses. A local supplier may also offer benefits such as project control, flexibility and responsiveness
  4. The contractors have a strong track record of delivering initiatives and solutions for members and have a desire to achieve social value outcomes such as: training opportunities, work placements, apprenticeships, careers talks, use of local labour and supply chain
  5. Contractors will also offer guidance, advice and knowledge sharing to help you achieve greater value from your minor works requirements
  6. You will avoid lengthy, costly and often fruitless tender processes. All requirements will be subject to further competition so you will be better able to ensure and demonstrate that best value has been sought and achieved at all times. A comprehensive and straight-forward further competition template is available
  7. All contractors have been assessed across a range of relevant criteria including Health and Safety, Pricing, Quality Management, Waste Management, Safeguarding, Mobilisation, Innovation, Project Management and Trade Specialisms. Each contractor on the framework possesses the requisite policies, procedures and processes necessary to successfully deliver your requirements

Supplier Details

Lots No. Suppliers
Lot 1: East 0 View Suppliers
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Lot 2: East Midlands 0 View Suppliers
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Lot 3: London 0 View Suppliers
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Lot 4: North East 0 View Suppliers
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Lot 5: North West 0 View Suppliers
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Lot 6: Northern Ireland 0 View Suppliers
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Lot 7: Scotland 0 View Suppliers
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Lot 8: South East 0 View Suppliers
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Lot 9: South West 0 View Suppliers
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Lot 10: Wales 0 View Suppliers
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Lot 11: West Midlands 0 View Suppliers
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Lot 12: Yorkshire and Humber 0 View Suppliers
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How can I use this Deal

A further competition template is available to support you through a further competition process for your minor works requirement. You can tailor this document (taking into consideration any advice and guidance provided) to communicate your requirements to the framework suppliers. The template is provided within the User Guide and within the Associated Documentation section below.

Projects will be awarded to the successful contractors on the basis of a further competition between the framework contractors on the relevant Lot. A process map of a typical further competition process is provided within the User Guide.

When you initiate a further-competition you will issue an invitation to participate to all framework contractors within the relevant lot, inviting them to submit a quote for the provision of the Call-Off works.

The mini-competition documentation, should include as a minimum::

  • The quote ID reference
  • Details of the project
  • Details of the required works/services
  • Project programme
  • Form of contract to be used together with any amendments
  • A deadline for the submission of quotations (timescales should reflect the relative complexity of the works and the time required to submit quotations)
  • The mini-competition award criteria and the manner in which the criteria will be applied

    Further advice, instructions and guidance is available in the User Guide and Further Competition template.

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    If you require support in running a further competition via this deal, 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.

    Go to Tenet Services

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 deals for purchases that fall below £189,330.

"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 £189,330, 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.

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Associated Documentation

The following documents are associated with this deal. Some are required for successful use of the deal 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

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Contract Manager

The contracting authority for this deal is Crescent Purchasing Consortium.

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