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United Kingdom-Salford: Computer-related equipment
Prior information notice
This notice is for prior information only
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
ICT Networking and Storage Solutions (Subject to change)
Crescent Purchasing Ltd (CPL) are looking to create a framework that will allow educational institutions to procure ICT related equipment which may include but not be limited to networking equipment, servers and storage equipment, security hardware, associated maintenance, services and software. CPL are looking to engage with potential suppliers who respond to this prior information notice in order to develop our requirements.
Any interest from potential suppliers to engage in this process should be emailed to Jane Edwards firstname.lastname@example.org
At CPL members and public bodies sites throughout the UK.
The framework agreement will be open to current and future members of the CPL.
A list of CPL members can be found here: https://www.thecpc.ac.uk/members/regions.php
Future members of the CPL will be from the education sector: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/get-information-about-schools
Local authorities and other public sector organisations may also wish to join CPL when procuring on behalf of educational establishments with the express permission of CPL Group through its group company Tenet Procurement Services Ltd (TPS) which operates in the wider public sector.
The framework may also be open to the wider public sector as detailed within the additional information — section VI.3).
Part of the engagement process will be around review of the current scope and lot structure for this renewal. The number of lots is subject to change. Lots maybe amalgamated, new lots maybe introduced and the scope of lots maybe increased as part of this process.
Lot 1 currently covers — Lot 1: Servers and associated equipment (Inc. Server Racking, Cabinets and KVM, etc.).
Lot 2 currently covers — Lot 2: Enterprise storage (NAS, SAN, etc.).
At CPC members and public bodies sites throughout the UK.
Local authorities and other public sector organisations may also wish to join CPL when procuring on behalf of educational establishments with the express permission of CPL Group through its group company Tenet Procurement Services (TPS) which operates in the wider public sector.
Lot 3 currently covers — Lot 3: Back up and archiving.
At CPL members or public bodies sites throughout the UK.
Lot 4 currently covers — Lot 4: Networking equipment and services.
Lot 5 currently covers — Lot 5: Security hardware.
Lot 6 currently covers — Lot 6: Maintenance, installation and support (As a standalone requirement).
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
At some point during the life of the framework agreement the current members of the following public sector organisations may wish to utilise the agreement and should have access at any point with the express permission of CPL Group through its group company Tenet Procurement Services Ltd (TPS) which operates in the wider public sector. This agreement is not intended to replace any current agreements that either participating or non-participating institutions may already have in place.
Central government departments, local government and public corporations that can be accessed at the public sector classification guide:
National parks authorities
Police forces in the United Kingdom
Fire and rescue services in the United Kingdom
NHS bodies England
Hospices in the UK
Registered social landlords (Housing Associations) third sector and charities in the United Kingdom https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/charity-commission
Citizens advice in the United Kingdom
Scottish local authorities
Scottish agencies, NDPBs
Scottish NHS bodies
Scottish housing associations
The Scotland Office
Registered Social Landlords (Housing Associations) — Scotland
Scottish schools — primary schools
Welsh Public Bodies National Assembly for Wales, Welsh Assembly Government and Welsh Local Authorities and all bodies covered by:
Welsh government sponsored bodies
Housing associations — registered Social Landlords Wales
Social Care Wales
NI Public Bodies Northern Ireland Government Departments https://www.northernireland.gov.uk/topics/Your-executive/government-departments
Northern Ireland Public Sector Bodies and Local Authorities
Schools and Universities in Northern Ireland
Health and Social care in Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland Housing Associations
Police Service of Northern Ireland