The purpose of this Framework Agreement is to deliver an efficient and compliant route to market for CPC members, by minimising the resource and providing value for money. Suppliers on this Framework Agreement can provide, as a minimum: The Framework Agreement for Paper - Printing and Specialist includes, but is not limited to, the following scope; coated and uncoated papers, recycled and virgin papers, cut sheet and reel papers, a variety of paper sizes including SR, A4 and A3 and a variety of FSC and PEFC certified papers. This list is not exhaustive. These products will be utilised in the following areas; commercial printing units and office environments. This Framework is not intended to fulfil desktop paper requirements, as this is covered by the Office Supplies Agreement. However, specialist papers are expected to be purchased in smaller quantities rather than pallets.

It was awarded on 1st January 2018 and runs to 31st December 2019 with a possible extension to 31st December 2020.

Key Benefits of this Framework

  • Compliant with OJEU Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (PCR 2015)
  • Choice of Provider
  • Time Saving & Easy to Use
  • CPC Contract Manager Assistance & Support
  • Framework Specific User Guide

Supplier Details

Supplier Agreement No. Coverage
Antalis Ltd 2018/1840 Nationwide
Clyde Paper and Print 2018/1845 Nationwide
Elliott Baxter & Company Ltd 2018/1842 Nationwide
Paper 4 Print Ltd 2018/1839 Nationwide
Premier Paper Group Ltd 2018/1841 Nationwide
Springfield Business Papers 2018/1844 Nationwide

How can I use this Framework

CPC typically recommend that members undertake a further competition considering their own particular requirements, however please see the framework user guide for further details.

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If you require support in running a further competition via this framework, 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 the framework. For more complex procurements, the CPC Sourcing Cloud is available to offer enhanced features such as having a full audit trail and allowing electronic returns whilst still being free to use for our members.

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Associated Documentation

The following documents are associated with this framework. Some are required for successful use of the framework and are clearly marked.
File Details Essential
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
Appendix 1ITT Document Download

Contract Manager

The contracting authority for this framework is NWUPC.

  • Name: Majid Khan
  • Tel: 0161 974 0949
  • Email: m.khan@thecpc.ac.uk
  • Chat: Live Chat