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6th Jan 2021

New CPC Insurance framework for Colleges – coming soon

CPC are currently evaluating tender returns submitted for our new College Insurance framework. The intention is for the new framework to launch on 1st February 2021 in plenty of time for members August 2021 renewals.

6th Jan 2021

ICT Hardware and Peripherals framework – online pricing now available

Online pricing is now available for the majority of suppliers on the ICT Hardware and Peripherals framework agreement.

6th Jan 2021

L.E.A.D Academy Trust’s approach to temporary staff procurement

The purchasing of temporary staffing provision can be a significant spend for schools and colleges alike, which has only been exacerbated by the impact of Covid-19 on staff shortages. Learn how L.E.A.D Academy Trust changed their approach which not only delivers value for money but also enables a greater degree of enhanced transparent management reports and data.

6th Jan 2021

Academy Risk Protection Arrangement 2021 to 2022 price confirmation

The ESFA update in December announced the cost of the risk protection arrangement (RPA) will increase to £19 per pupil from 1 September 2021 to 31 August 2022.

6th Jan 2021

Fully funded procurement training – all courses now available online

CPL Group continue to fund procurement training which provides CPC members with access to CPD accredited training from procurement professionals.

6th Jan 2021

Further Education Capital Allocation (FECA) possible timeframe extensions

ESFA announce that they will consider requests for timeframe extensions from colleges to give them the opportunity to spend their FECA up until 30 September 2021.

6th Jan 2021

Brexit supply chain risk analysis

CPC in conjunction with our colleagues working in Higher Education Consortia have contacted our framework suppliers to find out first-hand what risks if any they perceive will affect their supply chains post Brexit.

6th Jan 2021

Transforming Public Procurement Post Brexit

The UK Government has recently published the long awaited Green Paper covering proposed changes to the Public Contracts Regulations (2015) following the UK extrication process from the EU.

6th Jan 2021

National Lockdown Update

This communication is provided to you to allow you clarity on the working practices which we will be adopting during this period (initially until mid-February 2021).

7th Dec 2020

PPE, Clothing and Uniforms Framework – 6 months on

CPC’s PPE, Clothing and Uniforms framework has been live for just over 6 months now and a lot has happened over this time. Here is a review of the work and changes the framework has gone through over this time and the continued support the CPC and framework suppliers are offering members.

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