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 Jun 2015 Have You Seen Our New Dedicated User Guides?

We’re shortly going to release a second User Guide, this time for anyone running procurements from the Finance department. Again, the focus is on the most useful frameworks to focus on and how to engage the suppliers involved or find the guidance needed.

1st Jun 2015 New Merger Creates a Perfect Partnership

Moore Stephens LLP will remain a supplier on our Audit services framework and we are certain that the merger will result in a higher level of service offering going forward.

1st Jun 2015 PAG is now on LinkedIn – come join the discussion

The Purchasing Advisory Group for Further Education (PAG) is passionate about ensuring that CPC provides exceptional value and service to the FE sector.

1st May 2015 Staff Strategy Day

The CPC team recently visited the picturesque Buile Hall for their annual Staff Strategy Day.

There were some admittedly odd scenes, including our catering expert wielding a banana whilst dressed head to toe in chef’s gear.

1st May 2015 News from the CPC Office

We are very pleased to have Karen Stout back from maternity leave.

In other news, Alyx Buckley will shortly be leaving us to work for a content marketing agency in Manchester.

1st May 2015 CPC’s New Energy Solution – a partnership with TEC, The Energy Consortium

To complete the partnership CPC have undertaken with YPO to provide energy coverage for academies, we have now also partnered with The Energy Consortium (TEC) in order to provide our FE college members with access to EU-tendered energy frameworks.

1st May 2015 You asked, we listened – PAT & Fixed Wire testing now available on one framework

Many of you requested that we look into combining the PAT testing framework with the Fixed Wire testing framework to make it easier to procure these services and CPC are happy to announce that the new streamlined framework, Portable Appliance and Fixed Wire Testing is now ready to use.

1st May 2015 We’re building a new framework for Estates and Facilities and we need your help

If you have any suggestions on how the lots should be structured or what could potentially be included that’s not covered under the existing frameworks please send it to us to consider.

1st May 2015 Benchmarking Activity This Month – We’ve Been Busy!

A comparison exercise was undertaken results showed a staggering average saving of 145.30%

1st May 2015 5 Things to consider when you are purchasing software

With the overwhelming variety of software packages available these days and the differing needs you have to consider for each department at your institution, putting a tender together to purchase software could seem like a daunting prospect.

Our Senior Contracts & Procurement Officer, Yvonne Winskill, has put together a useful checklist for you to refer to.

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