• Permanently free membership (no cost, hidden or otherwise, to join)
  • Access to 88 professionally arranged framework agreements covering a wide range of goods and services
  • The only national purchasing consortium dedicated to Further Education
  • Transparent, auditable purchasing processes and full compliance with procurement regulations
  • Access to free professional purchasing advice
  • Downloadable policy documents, which can be used and adapted by Colleges to comply with DfE governance requirements
  • Discuss new ideas and attend procurement workshops in our networking groups PAG and FEFMN
  • Comprehensive and easy-to-use consortium website
  • Proven value for money on all arrangements
  • No obligation to use CPC arrangements - although we do hope the savings generated will be difficult to resist
  • Dedicated Helpdesk in place to assist you throughout your membership and provide you with any support you may need
  • Monthly CPC newsletter
  • Access to funded procurement training courses, resources, templates and guidance


“We find CPC very helpful in terms of advice and support. The ability to use their frameworks saves us time and expenditure within our own procurement activities and ensures we remain compliant with procurement regulations. Regional seminars and training activities help us to network and to build up the knowledge of our own procurement staff.”

Sandra Wilson, City College Plymouth