Date Article
18th Oct 2018 E-tendering systems - is it now compulsory to use one?

All procurements that exceed the EU threshold must be conducted electronically post 18 October 2018.

15th Jan 2019 5 top tips for procuring energy

To help members get greater benefits and outcomes from their energy supply arrangements, we have developed 5 top tips.

9th Nov 2018 Local Authority Pension Transfers

This guidance is intended to provide Colleges or Academies with information relating to the transfer of employees (as part of a tender exercise) who are members of a Local Authority Pension Scheme.

9th Nov 2018 Four reasons all educational institutions should maximise print technologies

This article details four reasons why all educational institutions should adopt a smart approach to print.

11th Oct 2018 College mergers & pensions

The government’s post 16 area review programme required colleges to consider their future, with increasing encouragement to merge.

11th Oct 2018 Does an Employer have to enhance shared parental Pay?

The answer is still uncertain, the recent decision by the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) in Capita Customer Management Limited v Ali provided welcome clarity on shared parental leave pay (“ShPP”).

11th Oct 2018 Proposals for ending sexual harassment at work

Recommendations have been recently announced by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) to tackle the problem of sexual harassment at work.

3rd May 2018 12 months of CPC and Tenet Services

This year has flown by following the merger between CPC and Tenet. What a year it has been for the new group!

6th Apr 2018 Eight Top Tips for First Time Framework Users

We've compiled a list of handy hints for framework users...

1st Mar 2018 CPC Apprenticeship Scheme Interview

In October last year Crescent Learning launched an apprentice funding scheme to place 15 procurement apprentices in colleges across the country.

6th Feb 2018 How To Maximise The Number Of Quotations / Tenders From Suppliers

When establishing a framework, CPC carefully evaluate the number of suppliers that are given a place on each framework. This is a balance between the size of the supply market, choice for our members and enough suppliers to ensure a sufficient response to each request for quotation.

6th Feb 2018 What Is A Framework?

A framework is a contract awarded normally to several suppliers (usually 3 or more), although technically it could be awarded to a sole supplier.

6th Feb 2018 1st Blog Post – New Year, New CPC

Welcome to the first ever edition of the new CPC monthly blog.