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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Free invitation to attend Greener Procurement for Education 2015 conference

Greener Procurement for Education hosted at the Centre of Refurbishment Excellence and in association with Crescent Purchasing Consortium will highlight the key benefits to achieving a more efficient and sustainable school or academy. Through a series of presentations, workshops and discussions this conference will support you to purchase smartly and more sustainably. This conference aims to link schools and academies to good agreements and help simplify the buying process...

Exhibition Conference Attendance

CPC representatives, Linda Carney (Regional Procurement Advisor for the North) and Jane Barr attended the Cumbria School Business Managers Conference this month.

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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 for Academies Altwood Church of England School, based in Maidenhead, Berkshire 03 Dec 14
Building an Effective Procurement Strategy for Colleges EMFEC 08 Jan 15
Intermediate Purchasing Training for Academies Technology House 06 Jan 15
Intermediate Purchasing Training for Academies Carmel College a Catholic Academy 06 Feb 15
Building an Effective Procurement Strategy for Colleges Technology House 13 Feb 15

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