Crescent Purchasing Consortium (CPC)

The home of the best value purchasing arrangements for the FE, Academies, Free Schools and Schools sectors.

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Spending Review 2015: Too Soon to Celebrate for FE?

The public sector has become accustomed in recent years to an impending sense of doom ahead of budget or spending review announcements. Following FE budget cuts in real terms of 14% in the last parliament, Education Secretary Nicky Morgan conceded in September that the FE sector was in a "fragile" state. Amid recent ministerial statements that FE would not be protected from cuts, 125 FE College principles wrote to the Government warning that further cuts would tip them "over the precipice".

EU Audit - Errors in procurement will lead to funds being withheld

The EU Court of Auditors investigated how member states conduct procurements under The European Regional Development Fund, the Cohesion Fund and the European Social Fund (now the European Structural Investment Fund (ESIF)).

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CPC are continuing to provide very low cost purchasing training to FE Colleges. We have devised the Procurement Training schedule to give everyone as much notice as possible as to when one of our courses is in your part of the country.

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