KEY INFORMATION Technology Products 2

STATUS - Active
Technology Products 2 (TP2) offers customers a flexible and compliant route to market for all their commodity technology product needs; whether it is a single cable or entire corporate infrastructure.  By listening to the market, TP2 has been redesigned and restructured in line with buyer and supplier needs. Featuring a mix of quality suppliers, the agreement is comprised of six lots:

Lot 1 - Hardware This lot is for customers looking to purchase IT hardware and peripherals including but not limited to: PCs, laptops, keyboards, servers, audiovisual equipment, network infrastructure equipment and peripherals/accessories. Operating systems and utility software is included as part of a standard Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) product offering. Factory/reseller software builds are also included in this lot when purchased alongside/installed on the associated hardware. A range of close-to-the-box services are allowable, including image load, asset tagging, delivery, installation, configuration, user handover, removal of packaging and disposal of old equipment.

Lot 2 - Software This lot is for customers looking for off-the-shelf software solutions. It includes a full range of commercial and open source commodity software; software licenses and associated commoditised; close-to-the-box services including software asset management where purchased as part of an overall licence agreement (for example, a Microsoft Enterprise Agreement) and installation/configuration.

Lot 3 - Combined hardware and software This lot is for customers who have a combined requirement for IT hardware and software and want to purchase it from one supplier. Suppliers that appear on both Lots 1 and 2 appear on lot 3 and the combined lot descriptions for lots 1 and 2 apply in terms of scope.

Lot 4 - Information Assured Products This lot covers commoditised IT products and solutions that meet specific protective information assurance requirements.  The main provision for the products and solutions is to provide information assurance enforcing or relevant functionality.

Lot 5 - Volume Hardware Requirements [Direct from Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM)] This lot is for the provision of volume hardware requirements (approximately 500+ identical units). Suppliers are OEMs limited to supplying their own branded goods and/or related services. This lot is for high-volume requirements and needs to be competed on a brand-agnostic basis. Close-to-the-box services are limited to those that can be applied on the production line (e.g. image load and asset tagging).

Lot 6 - Catalogue Offering an extensive range of commoditised technology hardware and software products sourced via an online catalogue via a direct award on lowest price. Based on a new catalogue platform, this lot offers a best of breed approach to product information, search, selection and purchasing.


  • Great choice of products and associated services
  • High quality suppliers
  • 68 suppliers (54% SMEs)
  • Flexible routes to market
  • Dynamic catalogue functionality (Lot 6)
  • Best public sector prices
  • Capped margins - suppliers’ margins are contractually capped and audited on a monthly basis by CCS which ensures best value
  • Reduced timescales - no further OJEU process needed
  • Pre-defined terms and conditions
  • Call-off contracts can be up to 5 years (depending on circumstances)
  • Framework developed in collaboration with ESPO, YPO & MoD 
This is a CCS led framework.  Contact us using the online form and we will provide you with information on how NEPO members can access this framework.
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Alison Simpson
Regional Category Specialist


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