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4th Aug 2021

New framework for White Goods and Associated Electrical Appliances

CPC are pleased to announce that our new White Goods and Associated Electrical Appliances framework is now live. If you are upgrading your institution's appliances this summer, get your quotes now from fully vetted framework suppliers.

4th Aug 2021

Salix announce a new round of funding towards heat decarbonisation

The Phase 2 LCSF Application Portal opened on 28th July 2021 and is already oversubscribed. However, academies and maintained schools have another opportunity to apply when the next window opens specifically for these organisations, on 13th September 2021. CPC’s Utilities Supplies & Services supplier Dukefield Energy can help you to create your application.

4th Aug 2021

Ultrafast broadband enables schools an affordable move to the cloud

As part of the Education Technology strategy, it is the Department for Education’s (DfE) aim for all primary and secondary schools to access a modern broadband infrastructure, to support schools’ much-needed move to the cloud and to help education leaders develop their vision for education technology.

4th Aug 2021

Screwfix Top Tradesperson 2021 – coming soon!

Screwfix are excited to announce that for the 12th year running, they will be on the lookout for this year’s ‘Top Tradesperson’! Do you know a Top Tradesperson that deserves this award?

4th Aug 2021

The Department for Education give seal of approval to the CPC Stationery & Education Supplies framework

Crescent Purchasing Consortium (CPC) are thrilled to announce that our Stationery and Education Supplies framework has been recommended for use by the Department for Education (DfE).

4th Aug 2021

CPL Group to award £300,000 of grant funding to CPC members

CPL Group are finalising the award of our latest round of grant funding towards student events, activities and learning resources. Find out the latest news and the best way to ensure your institution doesn’t miss out on any future funding rounds.

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.

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