Supply of White Goods and Associated Electrical Appliances - Inman Electric
Inman's Electric Company have gone into administration and are unable to accept further orders.
New National Contract for Digital Recording Media
PMD Magnetics have been awarded the contract for the above. Please follow the link under Contracts and Agreements for further details.
External Print Services Framework
Please note that Stewarts of Edinburgh has gone into receivership as of immediate effect. As a result they are suspended from the External Printing Services Framework Agreement until the company's future has been clarified.
Stationery, Paper and Computer Consumables
Office Depot have been appointed as the sole supplier of Stationery, Paper and Computer Consumables under a 'one stop shop' agreement. Please therefore procure all of these items from Office Depot.
Framework Agreement for Photographic Equipment and Consumables
NWUPC recently awarded a Framework Agreement for the provision of photographic equipment and consumables. The successful contractors are:
The Framework Agreement went live on 1 August 2011 and will last for an initial period of 3 years ending on 31 July 2014 with the option of one further annual extension. Full details can be found under Contracts and Agreements.
Supply of External Print Services
Please note that the supplier Pindar has ceased trading and will be removed from the list of suppliers on the Framework. Institutions that had pending orders have been contacted and advised to use the other suppliers on the framework.
Important CuPID Information
During August 2011 the Central Universities Purchasing Information Database will be replaced by the new GeM Contracts Repository. GeM aims to provide you with a quicker, smarter and more intuitive way of finding out about suppliers and contracts.
The way you access the contracts will also change. In August when you go to the CuPID website you will be re-directed to www.gem.ac.uk which is the home of the new GeM Contracts Repository. Depending on your institution, you will be able to either log into the system using your institution network login details or by registering for a GeM account. Full step by step instructions will be provided on screen to take you through the process.
If you would like to find out more information about GeM including a full list of FAQs please visit the GeM website.
Removal from Hire of 15 seat minibuses by Enterprise rent-a-car
Claiming increased legislation relating to who can legally drive these types of vehicles, Enterprise rent-a-car have made the commercial decision to phase out supply of these vehicles. Hire of these vehicles will be phased out over the coming months.
These vehicles continue to be available from other providers.
For further information, please contact Brian Dearden (0131 442 8966)
Extension period agreed for electrical white goods agreement
The North Western Universities Purchasing Consortium (NWUPC)-led Framework Agreement for Electrical White Goods has been extended until 31 August 2011.The three suppliers on the agreement are Rexel, Inmans Electrical, and Peel Mount Contract Furnishings. Full details of the agreement can be found on CuPID .
NWUPC contact: Jane Hargreaves (0161 234 8005) and APUC contact: Matt Prowd (0131 442 8948).
Office Depot paper price increases
The National Working Party for Computer and Stationery Supplies (NWPCSS) has agreed to a request by Office Depot to increase their paper pricing in response to external market factors including:
Revised pricing will come in to effect from 1 September 2010 and will be updated on CuPID. Further information, such as manufacturer evidence letters, will be available via the NWPCSS website.
APUC contact: Emma Nicholson (0131 442 8964).
Instock, the first ranked supplier on the APUC Framework for Supply of Cleaning Materials and Paper Products (ref BA-JAN003) has revised some of its non-core product pricing. The new pricing is now available on CuPID and is effective form 1 September 2010. Core product pricing remains unchanged.
APUC contact: Emma Nicholson (0131 442 8964).
Office Depot have changed their telephone number for the Edinburgh Customer Services Department to 0844 391 3937.
Temporary Staff - HMRC Changes to Vat Application
The HMRC application of VAT alters from today in that VAT must be applied to the full cost of the temporary staff members not just the commission as previously.
Whilst this change does not affect the pricing schedules on CUPID as they are ex VAT, there have been a couple of other changes which will affect the cost, therefore new schedules have been uploaded.
These changes are:
Framework Award Accouncement - Temporary Staff
The APUC Temporary Staff Framework Agreement has been awarded to Blue Arrow and Pertemps on a geographically lotted basis. Please see attached for further details.
Framework Award Accouncement - Recruitment Advertising
The APUC Recruitment Advertising Framework Agreement has been awarded to Euro RSCG Riley Ltd. Please see attached Commodity Action Report for further information.
Car and Van Rental (Short Term Hire) Contract - Minibus Hire
With regards to the supply of minibuses, if the driver does not have a category D1 on their licence and they require to hire a minibus, Arnold Clark can supply a 15 seat short wheelbase Minibus (Arnold Clark Vehicle Group I5SW) - this vehicle does not exceed 3.5 tonnes. Under legislation this size of minibus can be driven in conjunction with a Section 19 Permit.
Electronic Components Commodity Action Report
Please see attached Commodity Action Report for Laboratories - Electronic Components.
Water Coolers Framework Agreement
The Framework Agreement for Water Coolers has been awarded to Eden Springs (UK) Ltd as from 13 March 2008. Please see details under Contracts and Agreements.