The following news articles are specific to Academies. Further articles that may be of interest can be seen in the main CPC site.

Date Article
1st Dec 2014 Do you really need to specify the hardware brand?

CPC are always looking at ways to achieve better value for money for our members, as such we have regular meetings with our suppliers to make sure that they are offering competitive prices as well as a good service. However, one thing that suppliers do say is that it’s very difficult to do offer competitive prices when members specify a particular brand.

1st Dec 2014 Lift Maintenance framework

The Lift Maintenance framework expired in October this year and work is under-way with our Joint Contracting partners NEUPC for the replacement tender exercise. We would really appreciate member involvement & feedback to ensure that the new framework meets all of your wide ranging requirements.

1st Nov 2014 Audio Visual installations

In the coming months NWUPC in collaboration with CPC and the other JCG consortia will be holding Review Meetings for the Audio Visual Equipment Framework

1st Nov 2014 NEW - Signs and Signage framework

CPC have been working with Joint Contracting partners NEUPC for the new Signs & Signage framework. To begin 10th November 2014.

1st Nov 2014 Outsourced Catering Services Framework

Following the great success of the previous Outsourced Catering Services framework we would like to highlight that the new Outsourced Catering Services framework has been recently launched.

1st Nov 2014 Government Opportunities Public Sector Supplier Summit

Adrian Davies had the pleasure of presenting at the Government Opportunities Public Sector Supplier Summit on 14th October in London. The presentation was about 'Working with Further Education and Academies', aiming to engage with delegates and encourage new suppliers to work with the sector.

1st Oct 2014 Emergency Inhaler Kits Lewis’s Medical Supplies, one of the suppliers, listed on Lot 2 First Aid Kits & Accessories of the PPE and Clothing Framework have advised us of a new ruling issued recently in relation to the use of emergency Inhaler kits.
1st Oct 2014 Contracting Pipeline Back in 2012 a project group was formed to review a mechanism for establishing and prioritising the contracting pipeline. The group explored and identified ways in which our members could feed into the contracting pipeline with ease.
30th Sep 2014 Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) and Fixed Wire Testing (FWT) Framework Amalgamation. We have decided to amalgamate the existing Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) and Fixed Wire Testing (FWT) frameworks. These frameworks expire 31/1/2015.
8th Sep 2014 A New Way to Purchase Software Licencing, Built For CPC Academy and School Members Like You

Software licences are not the easiest thing to procure.

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