CPC’s ICT framework is for the supply and delivery of ICT hardware, peripherals and support services. You can get quotes from trusted suppliers across a complete range of new IT equipment and accessories from each of the five dedicated lots. Refurbished and remanufactured equipment is also available. Orders via the framework benefit from free standard delivery. 

An overview of the equipment and services available to buy is detailed under each lot – the lists are not exhaustive.

Lot 1 – Desktop PC Solutions

Desktop computers including monitors, keyboards and mice (wired and wireless). Thin clients, high performance and gaming desktops. Bespoke equipment and new technologies providing a desktop solution. Accessories and cables, imaging services, maintenance services and other relevant services including asset tagging, training and support.

Lot 2 – Portable Devices Solution

Laptops, notebooks, netbooks including Chromebooks, tablets, PDA’s, mobile internet devices (excluding mobile phones), charging carts, docking stations, storage trolleys and other related products. Bespoke equipment and new technologies for portable device solutions. Accessories and cables, imaging services, maintenance services and other relevant services including asset tagging, training and support.

Lot 3 – Peripherals

Printers, scanners, monitors, keyboards and mice (wired and wireless). Virtual reality equipment, thin clients and gaming equipment. Headphones, earphones, external hard drives, charging carts, docking stations, memory upgrades, speakers, spares, cables and components. Accessories including locks and brackets, carry cases, memory sticks, telephone handsets (not complete systems). New technologies for peripherals, imaging services, maintenance services and other relevant services including asset tagging, training and support.

Lot 4 – Apple Solutions

A range of Apple Solutions including desktops (iMac), keyboards and mice (wired and wireless). Laptops (MacBook’s), screens, thin clients, tablets (iPads), charging carts, docking stations, accessories and cables. New Apple technologies, maintenance services and other relevant services including asset tagging, Mobile Device Management, training and support.

Lot 5 – Multi-Purpose Lot

This is a multi-purpose lot covering the products and services featured in lots 1, 2 and 3. You can use this lot if you need to order from two or more lots. You may use the relevant individual lots if you prefer.

Key Facts

Start date
1st July 2020
End date
30th June 2022
Optional extension
30th June 2024
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The Department for Education (DfE) recommend this deal to Schools and Academies.

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Key Benefits of this Deal

  1. Save money due to economies of scale
  2. Options of direct award and further competition – calculators available to support with awarding the contract
  3. Free standard delivery
  4. Fully vetted suppliers who can provide advice on specifications and use
  5. Contract managed centrally with KPIs in place
  6. Compliant with the UK Public Contracts Regulations
  7. Pre-agreed terms and conditions

Lighthouse Learning Trust made a saving of £5,000 using CPC’s ICT Hardware and Peripherals Equipment framework

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Lighthouse Learning Trust made a saving of £5,000 over a 3 year contract through using the CPC quote tool

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Supplier Details

Lots No. Suppliers
Lot 1 - Desktop PC Solutions 15 View Suppliers
Lot 2 - Portable Devices Solution 15 View Suppliers
Supplier Agreement No.
Banner 2020/2395
Bechtle Direct Ltd 2020/2396
CCS Media Limited 2020/2397
CDW Limited 2020/2398
Centerprise International LTD 2020/2399
Desktop Publishing Microsystems Limited 2020/2400
Ergo Computing UK Ltd 2020/2401
European Electronique 2020/2402
Galtec Solutions Limited 2020/2403
IDNS Ltd 2020/2405
Insight Direct Ltd 2020/2406
JTRS Ltd 2020/2407
Pure Data Solutions Limited 2020/2409
Stone Technologies Limited 2020/2410
XMA 2020/2411
Lot 3 - Peripherals 8 View Suppliers
Supplier Agreement No.
Banner 2020/2395
CCS Media Limited 2020/2397
CDW Limited 2020/2398
Ergo Computing UK Ltd 2020/2401
Galtec Solutions Limited 2020/2403
Pure Data Solutions Limited 2020/2409
Stone Technologies Limited 2020/2410
XMA 2020/2411
Lot 4 - Apple Solutions 8 View Suppliers
Supplier Agreement No.
Academia Ltd 2020/2392
Albion 2020/2394
CCS Media Limited 2020/2397
Insight Direct Ltd 2020/2406
JTRS Ltd 2020/2407
Pure Data Solutions Limited 2020/2409
Sync (GBM) 2020/2404
XMA 2020/2411
Lot 5 – Multi-Purpose Lot (incorporating requirements of Lots 1 -3) 15 View Suppliers

How can I use this Deal

Please read the User Guide to find out how to use the framework. The recommended route is to complete a further competition. Direct award is also available. You also have the option to use the desktop calculator for direct award or further competition calculator when completing a procurement exercise through this framework. You will find the calculators with supporting videos in the User Guide.

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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.

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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
ICT Hardware 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
Desktop Calculator - Direct Award VideoA video explaining how to use the ICT Hardware and Peripherals Desktop Calculator for a Direct Award under the Framework. Download
Mini Competition Calculator Video GuideA video explaining how to use the ICT Hardware and Peripherals Mini Competition Calculator for a Mini / Further Competition under the Framework. Download
Leasing of ICT Equipment DocumentInformation on using the Leasing Services Framework Agreement in conjunction with the ICT Hardware and Peripherals Framework Agreement. YesDownload
Stock Availability - July 2021Information on stock availability for the products in the framework. YesDownload
Mini Competition ChecklistIt 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 YesDownload

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Contract Manager

The contracting authority for this deal is Crescent Purchasing Consortium.

Jane Edwards

  • Name: Jane Edwards
  • Tel: 0161 8231860
  • Email: j.edwards@thecpc.ac.uk
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