Crescent Purchasing Consortium (CPC)

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

Latest News

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.

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.

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Training

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.

Next Training sessions

Course Title Location Date
Introduction to EU Procurement Selby College, Abbot's Road, Selby, North Yorkshire, YO8 8AT 31 Mar 14
Professional Purchasing Training EMFEC Group, Charnwood Room, Robins Wood House, Robins Wood Road, Aspley, Nottingham, NG8 3NH 27 Aug 14
BUILDING AN EFFECTIVE PROCUREMENT STRATEGY FOR FE COLLEGES– SOUTH WEST New College, Business Suite, Swindon, SN3 1AH 18 Sep 14
Intermediate Purchasing Training Manor Academy, Nottinghamshire 04 Nov 14
Intermediate Purchasing Training Altwood Church of England School, based in Maidenhead, Berkshire 03 Dec 14
Successful Negotiating Techniques Sussex Downs College, in Eastbourne 02 Dec 14
Successful Negotiating Techniques Darlington College, County Durham 05 Dec 14

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