2nd May 2017

National education purchasing consortium Crescent Purchasing Ltd are delighted to announce they have acquired procurement services provider company Tenet Education Services Ltd. The two companies will continue to run independently but this new collaboration means members can now receive an end to end procurement solution.

Crescent Purchasing Consortium (CPC) is owned by the FE sector and promotes a member-driven ethos, while Tenet Services provide procurement solutions to drive value for money.

CPC Chairman David Pullein said:"“We are delighted to secure the acquisition of Tenet to complement the services currently provided by CPC. This will enable Crescent to provide a complete service to the education sector and continue the excellent work of Tenet Education Services.”

Currently CPC has a portfolio of approximately 60 frameworks covering a wide variety of products and services, two specialised websites and purchasing training programs. Tenet specialise in service contract consultancy offering tailored services which suit individual requirements and budgets from one off tendering to onsite procurement services. Both are now available offering members a unique one-stop procurement solution.

Outgoing Tenet Chairman, David Thoms said:“I and my fellow directors are excited by the sale of Tenet to CPC, as this will enable us to achieve our ultimate aim of being able to offer and provide the widest possible range of procurement solutions to both our existing clients and the education sector as a whole."

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