Your place to purchase

Buy products and services whilst making time and cost savings! Crescent Purchasing Consortium's education sector purchasing frameworks are safe, easy to use and comply with the Public Contracts Regulations.

How it works

  1. Join CPC for free
  2. Select a framework for your purchase
  3. Get quotes from suppliers

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9178 education institutions of every size trust CPC to save them time and money

CPC frameworks

You can buy products and services through our 86 education sector frameworks and dynamic purchasing systems (DPS). Wondering what a framework is? Learn more.

Select the goods or services category you would like to buy from and then get competitive quotes from our trusted and fully vetted suppliers.


DfE approved

Get value for money with one of the 14 CPC frameworks recommended by the Department for Education due to proven savings, compliancy and ease of use.



How CPC helps you and your institution

Save money

You can buy at competitive prices as our frameworks have been designed to save you money. Savings of up to 43% have been achieved using our DfE recommended frameworks.

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Get quotes quickly

Add your details to our online quote tool and multiple suppliers will receive your request – meeting your requirement to get quotes to comply with your financial regulations.

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CPC is free to join

Education sector institutions can join CPC, so whether you are from a school, academy, multi-academy trust, college, university or you offer educational services, we’re here for you.

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CPC members spend over £200m through our frameworks every year

Institutions using CPC

Bradford College
Star Academy
Coleg Cambria
Furness College
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CPL Group is comprised of three not-for-profit organisations which are owned by the education sector.

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Education sector owned

We have education sector interests at heart and work closely with the DfE. CPC is owned by the education sector and any excess surpluses we make are given back to the sector via our registered charity CPL Group

Training and support

You can access free CPD accredited training as a CPC member and get procurement advice from a team of regional procurement advisors, contract managers and our help desk.

Suppliers you can rely on

Every CPC framework supplier is fully vetted and has been through a full tender process to gain a place on our frameworks.

Become a CPC supplier

Join and start saving today

Join CPC for free
and our membership benefits will help your budget go further!

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