Date Article
8th Jul 2021

A brand new Outsourced ICT framework is launched

CPC are very pleased to announce that a new framework agreement for Outsourced ICT support services and ICT consultancy is now available for members to utilise.

8th Jul 2021

CPC’s seminar from this year’s Schools and Academies Show is now available to watch again online

CPC's Group Procurement and Compliance Manager, Gary Sadler held a seminar at this year’s Online Schools and Academies Show which is now available for replay.

8th Jul 2021

PPN 07/21 Contracts Finder Legal Requirements

The cabinet office has published a reminder about the legal requirements to publish procurement information on Contracts Finder. Schools, academies and sixth form colleges are exempt but if you are from a Further Education Colleges in England, this PPN does apply to you.

8th Jul 2021

Fraud alert – Fraudsters target suppliers to education

UKUPC (UK Universities Purchasing Consortia) have alerted companies of a fraud which is targeting suppliers of goods to the education sector. TIAA, a specialist provider of internal audit, counter fraud and business assurance services have written the following article which we feel is important to share to make our framework suppliers and members aware of this serious issue.

8th Jul 2021

PPN 05/21 National Procurement Policy Statement

A new Procurement Policy Note (PPN) was published last month setting out information and guidance on the new National Procurement Policy Statement. CPC explore what this means for education institutions’ procurement practices.

8th Jul 2021

CPL Group earns designation as a Great Place to Work-Certified™ Organisation in 2021!

CPL Group are proud to announce that we have recently been recognised as a Great Place to Work-Certified™ organisation as well as ranking 14th in UK’s Best Workplaces™ for Women!

8th Jul 2021

Adapting learning spaces for the next academic year

Education buildings are among the busiest public spaces, meaning durability and easy maintenance is essential. Altro Ltd, a supplier on CPC’s Flooring Supplies and Services framework, have written the following article which covers some of the key points that should be considered if you are looking at installing new flooring this summer.

8th Jun 2021

CPC’s new Staff Absence Protection & Reimbursement framework is now live

CPC are delighted to announce the launch of our new Staff Absence Protection & Reimbursement framework.

7th Jun 2021

The global chip shortage – ICT and technology framework update

Our suppliers are working closely with their partners to minimise disruption to CPC members and there is a stock availability update on our ICT framework web page.

7th Jun 2021

Why does the energy market rise and fall?

The energy market rises and falls on a regular basis and we have recently seen elevations in both the Gas and Electricity markets. Dukefield Energy, the sole supplier on CPCs newly DfE recommended Utilities Supplies & Services framework; share their expertise on the causes of these recent spikes.

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