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 Feb 2015 Crescent Learning

A new range and existing resources available for you all in one place on our brand new bespoke website for training and procurement resources

9th Jan 2015 DfE Business Managers Procurement Skills Survey If you are a school business manager, for the best support on the skills required for procurement of goods DfE would like you to let us know how we can best support you.
1st Jan 2015 FELP – A Helpful New Resource for You, From CPC

A wealth of procurement guidance and advice for best practice by The Further Education Library on Procurement's (FELP)database. An extremely useful resource that was maintained by the AoC Procurement Team.

1st Jan 2015 Dutch Auctions - why take the risk?

Getting the best possible value for money for your institutions by thinking outside of the box. Innovation and pushing boundaries are essential in order to continue to improve and deliver an effective procurement service to your institution.

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.

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