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CPC have a selection of furniture frameworks available to members with a wide range of items and services available throughout. We have however, made this new framework in partnership with Dukefield Procurement, to create a more bespoke offering to our members in the schools and academies sector.
This framework covers a broad range of furniture for schools and academies including but not limited to: classroom furniture and school education furniture, laboratory furniture, staging and performance areas, general administrative, storage and conference furniture, school sensory furniture and equipment, specialist room furniture, school dining hall/canteen furniture and school library furniture.
This framework has a total of 13 school furniture outfitters and suppliers. It is split into seven distinct categories that relate to a member’s requirements:
Lot 1: Free standing classroom and education furniture suitable for ages 3 – Adult. This includes but is not limited to, items such as square, rectangular and round classroom tables, classroom desks, classroom chairs, exam desks, storage cupboards, school lockers and IT Benches and seating.
Lot 2: General administrative, storage and conference room furniture This includes but is not limited to, items such as office seating, office desks, conference desks, meeting room tables, boardroom furniture, banquet chairs, storage units, filing cabinets, desk partition screens and reception area furniture.
Lot 3: School dining room furniture suitable for ages 3 – Adult. This includes but is not limited to, school canteen furniture; such as stackable canteen dining tables and chairs, folding canteen dining tables and folding chairs.
Lot 4: Library area furniture This includes but is not limited to, items such as office seating, all items of school library furniture including bookshelves, book trolleys, floor screens and reception area furniture.
Lot 5: SEN and Early Years furniture This includes but is not limited to, items such as school sensory furniture, school sensory equipment soft furnishings including; Kinderboxes, mobile bookcases, cube seats and quilted square matting.
Lot 6: Specialist rooms furniture. This includes but is not limited to, items such as worktops, under-bench and wall cupboards, free standing benches, IT workstations. laboratory furniture including lab benches and stools.
Lot 7: Staging and performance areas in a variety of colours and finishes. This includes but is not limited to, items such as high single frames, access ramps, stage partition screening, stage curtains, valance panels and stage trolleys.
All the above items are available in a variety of colours and sizes.
|Lot 1: Classroom and Education Furniture – Free Standing||5||View Suppliers|
|Lot 2: General Administrative, Storage and Conference Furniture||5||View Suppliers|
|Lot 3: School Dining Room Furniture||5||View Suppliers|
|Lot 4: Library Area Furniture||5||View Suppliers|
|Lot 5: Special Educational Needs and Early Years Furniture and Accessories||5||View Suppliers|
|Lot 6: Specialist Rooms||3||View Suppliers|
|Lot 7: Staging and Performance Areas||4||View Suppliers|
CPC typically recommend that members undertake a further competition considering their own particular requirements, however please see the user guide for further details.
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.
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|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.||Yes||Download|
|Mini Competition Checklist||It is recommended that members utilise this checklist when undertaking a mini-competition process to maximise the likelihood of obtaining a satisfactory quantity and quality of bid responses from suppliers||Yes||Download|
CPC are pleased to announce the launch of the new Furniture and Associated Services framework for schools and academies. The framework provides a full-service furniture solution including planning, design, installation, fitting, and aftersales support.