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Crescent Purchasing Consortium (CPC)

 

 

The Crescent Purchasing Consortium (CPC) is a purchasing forum owned and run by the Further Education Sector.
The CPC pride themseleves on ensuring that their members receive the best advice on spending practices and how to get the best value for money. 

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What do they do?

The primary goal for the CPC is to produce EU tendered purchasing frameworks, which the CPC continue to grow and develop. They use the collective spending power of their members to bargain with suppliers to drive down costs - passing the saving over to their members. 

What are the benefits?
  • Access to 71 professionally arranged framework agreements for goods and services
  • Proven value for money 
  • No obligation to use CPC arrangements
  • Free membership
  • The only framework dedicated to further education
Which frameworks are Bechtle on?
 Multifunctional Devices and Associated Print Services and Supplies

The 'Multifunctional Devices and Associated Print Services and Supplies' framework provides members with access to a variety of MFD, reprographic and print services suppliers. It covers everything from IT cloud services, data storage, offset and specialist printing to recycled technologies. This framework offers members purchase and lease options, substantial discounts against market place prices, an efficient route to market, but most importantly, full compliance with EU procurement regulations.

 

For this framework, we can support in the following areas:

 

  • Lot 6: Monitors and Associated Peripherals and Services
ICT Solutions and Supply of Network Infrastructure

The 'ICT Solutions and Supply of Network Infrastructure framework' is designed to offer a complete solution for computer networking products and services for all organisations in the Further Education sector.

 

For this framework, we can support in the following areas:

 

  • Lot 1: Servers and Associated Equipment
  • Lot 2: Enterprise Storage
Software Licenses & Associated Services for Academies and Schools

The 'Software Licenses & Associated Services for Academies and Schools' framework provides efficient and compliant route to market for software licences for colleges. The main licences provided are Microsoft, Adobe – specific to ETLA Agreements, VMWAre and lT security software and support.

 

For this framework, we can support in the following areas:

 

  • Lot 1: Microsoft
  • Lot 2: Adobe
  • Lot 3: Other Off The Shelf Software
  • Lot 4: One Stop Shop
ICT Hardware and Peripherals Equipment

The 'ICT Hardware and Peripherals Equipment' framework is broken down into five Lots including; Desktop PC solutions, Portable devices, Apple solutions, peripherals and Multi–purpose lots - all of which there are several suppliers available.

 

For this framework, we can support in the following areas:

 

  • Lot 1: Desktop Solutions
  • Lot 2: Portable Devices Solutions
  • Lot 5: Multi-purpose List