CPC are a purchasing consortium, owned and run by the FE sector. We provide our members with specialist advice on best spending practices and how to obtain best value for money.
Our main purpose is to produce purchasing frameworks, compliant with procurement regulations, to make the sourcing of goods and services easier for our members. CPC frameworks cover a wide variety of products and services, and our aim is to continue to develop this portfolio in line with our members' needs.
We harness the collective spending power of our members to drive down costs from our suppliers, meaning that we can deliver savings that couldn't be obtained through tenders done by individual institutions.
The CPC team is made up of experienced and dedicated procurement experts who are able to offer support and guidance to any member who requests it. General advice can be sought from our Helpdesk, and our Contracting team can assist with more technical queries. We can also offer onsite support through our in-field representatives in certain areas.
CPC are part of CPL Group, a registered charity that invests in the education sector. When you use a CPC framework, 100% of the profits are gift aided to the charity.
CPL Group provides funding, support and training services and the charity has invested over £2 million into the education sector. Learn more about our charity and the funding and support you can receive through CPL Group.
The main function of the CPC is to produce EU-tendered frameworks for our members to use. Therefore, to become a CPC supplier you must be awarded a place on one of these framework agreements. Find out how to register your interest