Photographic Equipment & Consumables Framework Launched!


We are pleased to announce that Members now have access to the latest iteration of the Photographic Equipment & Consumables Framework (AVI3199 NW) which is now available to Members. This framework is the successor to the previous Photographic Equipment and Consumables Framework (AVI3125 NW) and is all under 1 Lot. The agreement runs from the 19th February 2024 until the 18th February 2026 with the option to extend for two further one year periods until the 18th February 2028.

A full User Guide is available at HE Contracts.

The framework is open to all Members of NWUPC, APUC, CPC, HEPCW, LUPC, NEUPC and SUPC.

Introductory Guide:

A 2 page brief introductory guide is available for the framework and can be found here or by selecting the image to the right.   

Scope of Framework:

The Photographic Equipment & Consumables Framework has been established for the provision of the following goods:

Photographic Equipment & Consumables including but not limited to: DSLR Cameras, Compact System Cameras, Medium Format Cameras, Action Cameras, Camcorders, Lenses, Lighting, Specialist Printers, Tripods and Gimbals, Drones, Memory Cards, Film, Filters, Photographic Paper, Negatives, Tripod Bags and Camera Bags. This list is not exhaustive. The agreement covers direct sales to students and staff of participating consortia members.

This Framework Agreement allows you to buy through:

  • Direct Award
  • Desktop Exercise
  • Mini-Competition

The benefits of using this Framework Agreement are:

  • More advantageous pricing based on economies of scale from aggregated spend.
  • Savings can be base lined by comparing prices with the prices you previously paid.
  • A single exercise to establish the overarching agreement and establish the Terms and Conditions of the Framework.
  • Reduced administrative effort and associated cost savings.
  • The development of a longer term relationship with suppliers which is mutually beneficial.
  • You have the ability to call off from the agreement as and when required rather than needing to undertake a full tender process.
  • The framework allows for the flexibility to determine specific requirements at the call off stage.
  • Framework Agreements support longer term business planning as they span a period of typically four years and allow some stability from market fluctuations.
  • NWUPC and your Consortium will provide contract management support to you should you experience any issues with suppliers and will act in your best interests.

Suppliers to the Framework:

Contact information for suppliers to the Photographic Equipment & Consumables framework can be found at HEContracts.

  • Proactive UK
  • WEX Photo Video
  • Creative Video Productions (CVP) Ltd
  • The Flash Centre
  • Park Cameras Ltd

Further information on this agreement including supplier contact details can be found in the detailed User Guide which is available on HEContracts.

For further questions or enquiries contact or call on 0161 234 8000.