What happens at PAG?

Our PAG meetings ensure that you have a network of support in your area where you can discuss procurement matters. The meetings give you the best possible opportunity to be in the know of any changes to the procurement landscape or best practices to adopt in your institution.

Regional representatives bring discussion points and new ideas to each meeting. It is then decided what recommendations should be put to the CPC Board. In this way, the procurement requirements of all institutions are heard and considered when plotting CPC's future activities.

Workshops covering key areas of procurement are included in the regional PAG meetings and informative PAG Presents webinars are available online. All sessions are open to anyone involved in procurement in the education sector, including: Procurement Officers, Procurement Managers, Finance Directors and Estates Managers

When is the next meeting?

The next regional meetings will take place in March/April 2024 and the dates will be announced soon.

A PAG Presents webinar is planned for 17th January at 10am and will focus on RAAC - What is it and what should you do?

Further information about PAG

Recognising the need to enable collaboration and communication between CPC and its members, the Procurement Advisory Group was established in 2010.

The group is passionate about ensuring that CPC provides exceptional value and service to the sector. They need your input to drive change and cement best practice where necessary. PAG consists of the CPC Regional Procurement Advisor for your area, along with procurement staff from across the UK, they are committed to:

  1. Providing professional procurement advice and promoting the importance of procurement through CPC to the sector
  2. Supporting and promoting CPC contracts and the benefits of consortia contracting to colleagues
  3. Advising CPC on training requirements to continue upskilling within the sector
  4. Making contracting recommendations to CPC
  5. Working with CPC and others to develop and enhance benchmarking within the sector
  6. Looking at other bodies involved in procurement within the sector and providing a gap analysis to CPC to assist

Given the financial pressures that we are all facing going forward, now is an excellent time to engage with CPC and to use the PAG as your voice with the CPC Board.

Who to contact

To find out more and to join PAG please contact your Regional Procurement Advisor.

If you have any further questions or comments, please do not hesitate to get in touch with your regional PAG representative.

Region Representative
East Fatima Bensihem
The College of West Anglia
East Noel Cassidy
Cambridge Regional College
London & South East Billy Ewart
New City College
London & South East Sue Perry
West London College (Ealing, Hammersmith & West London College)
Midlands David Wright
The Schools of King Edward the Sixth in Birmingham
Midlands Marie Caves
North Warwickshire & South Leicestershire College
North East Katrina Foster
Sunderland College Group - formerly City of Sunderland College
North East Noel Proudfoot
NCG (Newcastle College)
North West John Pollard
Lancaster & Morecambe College
North West Mark Pearson
Tameside College
South West Graham Greatorex
Wales Matthew Fowler
Coleg Gwent
Yorkshire & Humberside Mel Erangey
Shipley College
Yorkshire & Humberside Ruth Gambling
Rotherham and North Nottinghamshire College Group (RNN Group)