CCS

CPC are a purchasing consortium, owned and run by the Further Education sector. We provide our members with specialist advice on best spending practices and how to obtain best value for money.

Our main purpose is to produce EU-tendered purchasing frameworks. CPC frameworks cover a wide variety of products and services, and our aim is to continue to develop this portfolio in line with our members’ needs.

We harness the collective spending power of our members to drive down costs from our suppliers, meaning that we can deliver savings that couldn’t be obtained through tenders done by individual institutions.

The CPC team is made up of experienced and dedicated procurement experts who are able to offer support and guidance to any member who requests it. General advice can be sought from our Helpdesk, and our Contracting team can assist with more technical queries. We can also offer onsite support through our in-field representatives in certain areas.

Address

Head Office
Procurement House,
Unit 23, Leslie Hough Way,
Salford,
M6 6AJ

Contact Details

Telephone Number – 0800 066 2188

Email Address – helpdesk@thecpc.ac.uk

 

Corporate Software

Corporate software is defined as any software or set of computer programs used by organisations in order to perform back-office business functions. In the Education sector this specifically covers financial management, human resource system, payroll system, academy learner MI system, and FE college learner MI system softwares.

Tender Market:-

Further Education

Desktop Hardware

This framework agreement has been designed to offer a complete solution for ICT equipment procurement for educational establishments. CPC members have full EU coverage and have access to purchase at a substantial and demonstrable discount relative to the marketplace throughout the term of the framework agreement.

The framework discounts apply to all equipment and services that have been part of the framework tendering process. The Desktop Hardware framework has 30 ICT specialist suppliers who are distributed across specific lots.

Lot 1 Desktop Hardware Provides and enables the supply, delivery and/or installation of a range of desktops and PC solutions including but not limited to; desktop PCs, monitors, keyboards, mice, storage, thin clients, installation, maintenance and training
Lot 2 Portable Devices (Excluding Apple Devices) This Lot enables the supply and delivery of a range of portable devices such as laptops, tablets, notebooks and other technology devices
Lot 4 IT Hardware Compatible with Apple Operating Systems This Lot facilitates the supply and delivery of a range of IT Hardware compatible with Apple Operating systems, including but not limited to iPads; accessories for example docking stations and charges, iPhone and iMacs. Members may also require training and support under this lot
Lot 5 ICT Disposal & Recycling Through this Lot the members have the opportunity to purchase services related to the disposal and recycling of all ICT and communication products including but not limited to computers, printers, laptops, tablets, smart devices, telephony systems, cabling, etc

 

Tender Market:-

Further Education

ICT Solutions and Supply of Network Infrastructure

This agreement for ICT Solutions and Supply of Network Infrastructure has been structured to offer a complete solution for computer networking products and services for schools, colleges, academies/academy trusts and universities.

Designed for the education sector, across 6 Lots it offers a bespoke and fully compliant route to market for all your requirements including;

 

Lot 1 Servers and Associated Equipment Including server racking, cabinets and kernal-based virtual machines (KVM)
Lot 2 Enterprise Storage Supply, install and manage Enterprise Storage including but not limited to Network Attached Storage (NAS), Storage Area Network (SAN) etc)
Lot 3 Back up and Archiving Data backup and archiving solutions
Lot 4 Networking Equipment and Services Including but not exclusive to; networking equipment (including routers, hubs, and switches), wireless network systems, Local Area Networks (LAN) virtualisation, digital infrastructure, online and cloud storage solutions
Lot 5 Security Hardware Network security systems including email/internet monitoring, firewall and network intrusion detection
Lot 6 Maintenance, Installation and Support Separate maintenance, installation and support services (as a standalone requirement)

 

Tender Market:-

Further Education

ICT Hardware and Peripherals

(replaces ICT Solutions and Supply of Network Infrastructure in June 2020)

This agreement for ICT Solutions and Supply of Network Infrastructure has been structured to offer a complete solution for computer networking products and services for schools, colleges, academies/academy trusts and universities.

Designed for the education sector, across 6 Lots it offers a bespoke and fully compliant route to market for all your requirements including;

 

  • Lot 1 — desktop PC solutions
  • Lot 2 — portable devices solutions
  • Lot 3 — peripherals
  • Lot 4 — Apple solutions
  • Lot 5 — multi-purpose lot.

 

 

Tender Market:-

Further Education

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Software License Resellers Agreement for Colleges

This agreement delivers an efficient and compliant route to market for software licenses for colleges.

It provides value for money across the following products and services; Microsoft and associated services, Adobe software specific to ETLA Agreements, Adobe software specific for VIP/CLP Agreements, VMWare including all VMware software and licenses. miscellaneous software and license procurement including IT security software and support, software services including software asset management, software procurement, software auditing services and professional services.

All lots cover maintenance, renewal and consultancy of the relevant products:

 

Lot 1 Microsoft and Associated Services Microsoft software and license procurement and support inclusive of maintenance and renewal. Associated services including consultancy which is limited to the products available via this lot. This includes access to special pricing and terms and conditions by Eduserv including but not limited to EES and Select Plus agreements.
Lot 2 Adobe (Sub-Lot 2A – ETLA Agreements) Adobe software specific to ETLA agreements (site licences, multi-site or unlimited) inclusive of maintenance, renewal and associated services including consultancy specific to this agreement. This includes access to special pricing and terms and conditions by Eduserv.
Lot 3 Adobe (Sub-Lot 2B – VIP/CLP Agreements) Adobe software and license procurement and support inclusive of maintenance and renewal. Adobe CLP Agreements (perpetual licenses and optional upgrade protection) and VIP Agreements (named user/device subscription licenses) where special pricing and terms and conditions have been provided by Eduserv.
Lot 4 VMWare – VMware software and license procurement and support inclusive of maintenance and renewal Associated services including consultancy which is limited to the products available via this lot. This includes access to special pricing and terms and conditions by Eduserv (where applicable).
Lot 5 Other – Miscellaneous software and license procurement and associated services plus support including maintenance and renewal This includes but is not limited to; IT security software and support. It includes access to special pricing and terms and conditions by Eduserv (where applicable).
Lot 6 Software Services Including but not limited to; Software Asset Management procurement and associated services, software auditing services and professional services including consultancy which is limited to the products provided under the scope of this agreement.

 

Tender Market:-

Further Education

Software Licences for Colleges

Replaces (Software License Resellers Agreement for Colleges)

 

TBC

 

Tender Market:-

Further Education

Software Licenses & Associated Services for Academies and Schools

This framework agreement has been designed to provide schools and academies with a one-stop solution for buying a range of computer software licences and associated services, including:

  1. Academic software licences for schools and academies, including Microsoft, Adobe, Autodesk, Avid, Acronis, Corel, Nuance, and VMWare
  2. Security, web-monitoring and anti-virus software such as Sophos, Symantec and Kaspersky
  3. Specialist education and learning management software
  4. Software support, maintenance and upgrades
  5. Professional services and software licensing support including software auditing services

 

The software licenses and associated services are available across four lots:

 

Lot 1 Microsoft This lot includes but is not limited to the following services: the initial supply and renewal of a range of Microsoft licensing types plus it covers additional services associated with Microsoft licensing including; the identification of types of licenses required, providing ongoing advice, deployment of licenses, ongoing support and guidance to ensure members have the correct licensing solution for their institution.
Lot 2 Adobe This lot includes but is not limited to the following services: the initial supply and renewal of a range of Adobe licensing types plus it covers additional services associated with Adobe licensing including: the identification of types of licenses required, providing ongoing advice, deployment of licenses, ongoing support and guidance to ensure members have the correct licensing solution for their institution.
Lot 3 Other off the Shelf Software This lot includes but is not limited to the following services: the initial supply and renewal of a range of other off the shelf software ranging from security, antivirus and backup software through to music/film editing software and speech recognition software. It also covers additional services associated with software licensing including: the identification of types of licenses required, providing ongoing advice, deployment of licenses, ongoing support and guidance to ensure members have the correct licensing solution for their institution
Lot 4 One Stop Shop Suppliers that were successful in lots 1 – 3 have been awarded a place on lot 4 which offers a one stop shop.

 

Tender Market:-

Further Education

Structured Cabling

The CPC’s framework agreement for Structured Cabling offers a range of equipment and associated installation, support and maintenance services for network and data cabling, including:

  • Communication cabinets
  • Fibre optic cabling
  • Voice and data cabling
  • Cat 5e and 6e Structured data cabling
  • Ducting
  • Patch structured data cabling
  • Cabling services including supply, installation, fault testing, and rectification
  • Ongoing maintenance, training and support.

 

Tender Market:-

Further Education

Supply, Installation and Management of Data Centre Management Equipment and Infrastructure

The framework will cover the Supply, Installation, Management, maintenance and disposal of Data Centre Equipment & Data Cenre Infrastructure plus data centre design and Consultancy. Equipment and/or Infrastructure may be required to existing or brand-new Data Centre environments, for example for fit out, for refurbishment, for relocation or for upgrade purposes.

Equipment and Infrastructure includes Uninterrupted Power Supplies, cooling equipment, generators, gas & fire supression systems, PDUs, server & network racks, cabinets, blanking panels, building management equipment, monitoring equipment, modular and mobile data centre infrastructure as part of modular or prefab units. Data centre related design and consultancy services is included. This list is not exhaustive.

 

Tender Market:-

Further Education

Telecommunications Services

The CPC’s framework agreement for Telecommunications Services offers our members access to a comprehensive range of telecommunications supplies, services and solutions to meet all your telecommunication needs across six Lots.

 

Tender Market:-

Further Education

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