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8th Aug 2022

CPC’s new Temporary and Permanent Staffing framework is now live!

CPC’s new Temporary and Permanent Staffing framework launched on the 18th July 2022. The framework will run for an initial two years until 17th July 2024 with the option to extend for a further 2 years until 17th July 2026.

8th Aug 2022

New UK Smart Charging Points Regulations – CPC Framework Update

With the increase in the number of Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) and Plug In Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs) on our roads, this has put an increased demand on the National Grid's electrical supply. This means that electric vehicle charge points will now need to be regulated to help manage the increase in electricity demand from the transition to electric vehicles.

8th Aug 2022

Looking for musical instruments and lessons for your pupils in the new term? Then check out CPC’s Musical Instruments framework

Here is your chance to utilise government funding to buy affordable musical instruments for your institution with CPC's Musical Instruments framework.

8th Aug 2022

2021/2022 Academic year update from the RPA’s

The end of the academic year brought a busy month for CPC’s Regional Procurement Advisor (RPA) team. Here is an update on the latest developments from the team.

8th Aug 2022

FE Insurance Market Update

As a reaction to the Covid 19 pandemic, many FE institutions extended their long-term insurance agreements, which has led to a large number of tenders this year, most of which we believe have now concluded. Graham Peck at our insurance specialist partners Risk2Value has provided us with some insight into the insurance market and what makes our framework different to other potential routes.

8th Aug 2022

The Procurement Bill - member update

The Public Contracts Regulations (2015) are in the process of being replaced by the Public Procurement Bill, following the UK's exit from the EU. There are many processes that the Bill needs to pass through before it becomes law and this article provides you with an update on its progress.

1st Aug 2022

Energy Market Update provided by Dukefield Energy

The latest up to date information on the energy market provided by Dukefield Energy, the sole consultant on CPC's DfE approved Utilities framework.

19th Jul 2022

Procuring your gas and electricity contracts – what you need to know

In this article, we provide an overview of our advice and all the factors that you should be aware of to make an informed decision when looking to procure your contracts.

14th Jul 2022

What are the differences between Staff Absence Insurance and a Mutual Arrangement?

CPC’s DfE approved Staff Absence Protection framework provides a simple and compliant way to buy staff absence insurance and reimbursement policies. It comprises of two lots, with each offering different options to meet members needs. We have created a comparison summary between the two, in order to help our members decide which route to market is best for them.

14th Jul 2022

Crown Paints pricing update

Crown Paints have announced that as of 1st July 2022, there has been an increase in prices for all non-tendered products.

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