|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.